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NZ WIDE: BestStart is for families who want more from Early Childhood Education. Safe, nurturing and educationally focused, we’re committed to growing caring people with curious minds. We have friendly, qualified early-learning teachers, quality educational programmes and safe and secure learning spaces. We have over 260 early learning and care centres, from Whangarei to Invercargill.
NZ WIDE: BestStart is for families who want more from Early Childhood Education. Safe, nurturing and educationally focused, we’re committed to growing caring people with curious minds.

We have friendly, qualified early-learning teachers, quality educational programmes and safe and secure learning spaces.

We have over 260 early learning and care centres, from Whangarei to Invercargill. Each of our centres is unique, reflecting the people and local community. You can find a BestStart centre to welcome you and your child – whatever your requirements or background.


Learning through play


At BestStart we take play seriously, because children learn best through experiences created through play.
Early childhood teachers know that experience and exploration drive brain development in our youngest learners.

That means taking risks, getting messy, being creative and playing are how infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers learn best.

Early childhood education is play with a plan, mixed with support and compassion, and thoughtful observation. Our teachers watch children play and notice what they are interested in and where they need support. They use these observations to create activities and experiences that support a child’s learning in social skills, emotions, coordination, early numeracy and literacy, language and development.

During play and everyday moments, teachers encourage and assist children to explore, problem solve, remember things and express themselves. This is how early childhood education will help grow your child’s development during these precious first years.

We nurture knowledge such as literacy and numeracy through playful interactions that set your child up well for their transition to formal education at school.

Te Wh‚riki, New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum, guides all we do.
 
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