BestStart Faringdon East

BestStart Faringdon East is Rolleston's brand new early learning centre is now open. The centre provides quality education and care for children aged between 3 months to 5 years old.

Our indoor spaces are built to support the learning and development of every age group – Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Each room is equipped with high quality, focused resources designed to spark curious minds.

We have an expansive outdoor area where children can challenge themselves on the playground equipment while building their independence and self-confidence.

Healthy, nutritious meals and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

We offer BestStart’s Be School Ready initiative for our preschool children, which will be incorporated into everyday practice, assisting with the next step in their learning journey. The initiative encourages children to use their developing self-help skills and provides a range of opportunities to extend their independence.

Your child’s learning journey and milestones will be captured and shared through one-on-one communication and our online learning portfolios on Storypark. This is a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities find out more

We offer:

  • 20 hours free for 3-5 year olds and WINZ subsidies available* if required
  • Great teacher to child ratios
  • Gift for all new enrolments*

Contact us today to find out more!

About BestStart

BestStart is a registered charity owned by the Wright Family Foundation. We support initiatives and programmes within BestStart and the wider ECE sector that support equitable outcomes for all children.  We do this because we want to make a positive difference in the lives of children.

Our centres reflect their children, staff, and communities. We celebrate individuality, uniqueness and diversity, encouraging a spirit of empathy, understanding and collaboration. Through responsive relationships and our curriculum, we support learners to choose their own path.

Our centres have strong support network consisting of a Professional Services Manager and a Business Manager to ensure the centres have exceptional standards.

We’re committed to promoting Hauora (Wellbeing) within our centres for our tamariki, families and staff. Our teachers ensure that children engage in physical activity as part of their everyday learning experiences, and provide healthy food, so that children receive the nourishment they need.

For more information about the specific fees for your centre, please contact us directly (03) 926 3562 /  faringdoneast@best-start.orgYou might be eligible for support paying their childcare fees. For more information click here

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kind words from our parents


We love BestStart Faringdon East, my daughter has settled in superbly and that is thanks to the amazing staff and manager (with her quirky sense of humour which we love). Thanks everyone


Thank you to all of the teachers for making us and Jacob feel so welcome here at Faringdon East. He really loves it here and we are confident you guys are giving him the best care possible.


All of the staff are super friendly and make time to learn the kids interests, and focus on them. Our kids love to learn songs and dances, and particularly like the integration of Maori culture. The other before school learning aspects are great, Jill always keeps us informed on what they're learning and how they're progressing which is great.


We love BestStart Faringdon East and your services are awesome. You guys are very hard working. I appreciate the way you teach. My daughter Ashlyn is really very lucky to have such loving and caring teachers.


I think you guys are doing a great job, keep up the good work! Isabella has been doing great since she started with you guys. I love to see how she flourishes and grows.


Thank you so much for caring and supporting her, all the teachers in this centre are so kind, I'm glad I chose here.

Danielle and Conrad

It is very obvious that they are having an amazing time at Preschool and that makes us so happy! Thank you, you are all absolutely amazing and we love BestStart Faringdon East!

What we're proud of


Mother's Day at Faringdon East

​This Morning we celebrated our awesome Mum's here at Faringdon East by hosting a Mother's Day breakfast.

Our first whanau evening

We invited our wonderful whanau to come along and enjoy a social evening with our tamariki

Our first week

It has been an awesome first week here at BestStart Faringdon East.