BestStart Albany

pink bubbles and green toy
pink bubbles
building a box house
blue bubbles
box house
Smiling boy
Pink hoody
Pink Sari
Magnifying glass
wooden log
smiling baby
Black hat
3 boys
silver pole
thumbs up
Lying in bed
Riding bikes
orange jacket
Play dough
Parent & child
BestStart Albany is an early learning centre located just off the Albany Highway, a short distance from Rosedale Road. We provide high-quality early education and award-winning childcare for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Nurturing a sense of Wonder.

BestStart Albany is a unique early-learning centre composed of two separate buildings, each designated to different age groups of children. Our Tahi Building provides award-winning childcare to infants and toddlers and our Rua Building provides high-quality early education for preschoolers to support their transition to primary school. Our preparation for school is designed individually for each child, focusing on their unique learning and developmental needs, interests, and dispositions.

We understand that throughout your child's stages of development, their routines will change, so we work in partnership with you to ensure we are maintaining your home routines and keeping your personal aspirations in mind. We pride ourselves on our strong relationships with children and their families to foster trust and open communication.

BestStart是新西兰最大的幼儿教育机构,我们服务于新西兰幼儿教育行业已经有22 年了。在全国各地,我们有270多家幼儿园以及众多具有新西兰幼儿教育资质的教师。BestStart的所有幼儿园都隶属总部直接管理,因此我们拥有一支强大的教育领导团队确保和提高每个BestStart幼儿园的教育质量。

我们采用的新西兰早教教材- Te Whāriki是享誉世界的。在新西兰,儿童早期教育提倡孩子从玩中学习,注重孩子个人的喜好和发展,由孩子自己决定想要学什么以及怎么学,从而使他们逐渐形成适合自己的学习方法。众多著名的研究报告表明,教会了孩子掌握知识的方法才更有可能使他们在以后的学习和成长过程中赢得成功。这个短片就是向您简单介绍一下,在我们BestStart幼儿园孩子们是怎么样从玩中学习的。

Our Team

Our qualified team of teachers are motivated to provide the very best learning opportunities for your child. BestStart Albany has a strong and productive relationship with the local primary schools, and together we work towards preparing your children for school. We work alongside families to communicate the progress of your child's learning as they develop.

What We Offer

  • Designated learning environments and resources to support individual children's requirements
  • Tight-knit team of qualified teachers dedicated to your child's care and learning
  • 20 hours free for 3-5 year olds and WINZ subsidies available* if required

Our Spaces

Tahi Centre

(Infants & Toddlers)

Rua Centre


Video Gallery

Learning through play
About BestStart 1 (Mandarin)
About BestStart 2 (Mandarin)
Quality Service Award 2023

kind words from our parents


I could not think more highly of this centre. I have and will continue to highly recommend it to others. The staff are the best I have come across, they always make me and my son feel like an important part of the BestStart Albany family.


The new playhouse is a great hit with the children. There is a strong sense of community amongst the parents at events like Mother’s Day breakfast, the arrival of the playhouse, the Art Display and Auction and Carnival Day. Thank you for the many opportunities we have to bring the rest of the family along to our child’s daycare.

Devina Mostert

Teachers are excellent and have a good relationship with the children. My daughter is happy every morning when I drop and pick her up from school. Love the outdoor setup, actiivities planned for the children as well as dress up's etc available and also free nail painting and hair braiding by beautiful Michael.

Haytham Hozayen

I love this day care and I've been dealing with them for 4 years for my 2 children. They're lovely, caring and my kids are having so much fun.

Scholastica Mhungu

I am happy with the personalised service I am getting. I have recently recommended BestStart to a friend.

Amy Leigh

Staff are always so helpful and kind. They love my children like their own and I know my children are completely safe, well fed and we'll cared for.

Devina Mostert

I know Mira is well looked after at Best Start. The teachers are so friendly, always welcoming, easy to talk to, the children at the Centre as well are so lovely. The chef is an amazing person (she sneaks me a nibble or two sometimes as well. I know each teacher individually that Mira is in direct contact with so it gives me comfort in knowing she's in good hands :) Mira gets just as much love from everyone at the Centre as much as she gets at home what more could a parent ask for. Thank you.


BestStart Albany was not only a daycare for our little Liam. It was a home. At 8 months old and being our first born we didn’t know what to expect and on top of that it was the middle of a lockdown, so we could not even enter the school due to restrictions. We took a leap of faith and found one of the most amazing places that nurture and develop our little man when we are not around. Liam was taken in by Mandy as a primary carer, she is amazing and we didn’t have any doubts. Later on, we met Fatin & Mejin who is nothing but amazing. Even though we live closer to other daycare schools we would not move our little boy from here. We make the drive daily and gladly. From The little events they hold to the amazing food the in-house cook prepares, the way they deal with pumps and scrapes, have truly given us peace of mind that our heart is being taken care of as we would. Thank you BestStart – Be ready as our little girl is on the way!


Grandparent's Day at BestStart Albany!

We invited our families and community to BestStart Albany to participate in our Chinese celebration known as the "Double Ninth Festival" to honor all of our grandparents.

Heritage Day!

​In South Africa, they have the most beautiful public holiday known as Heritage Day.

Zero Waste visits BestStart Albany

​With the new food bin introduced in the community, we made a connection with the Zero Waste organisation! Did you know the collected food scraps will be sent to a station around Rotorua to generate electricity?