BestStart Montessori The Children's House

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BestStart Montessori The Children’s House is a warm and welcoming Montessori Preschool in Henderson, West Auckland catering for children aged 2 to 6 years of age and offering both sessional and full day care and education.

The Montessori philosophy offers student centred lessons and activities where children are hands-on and active participants. Our Montessori teachers act as guides and consultants to students on a one-on-one basis and each child is assisted along his or her own learning path. Our well-resourced environment is supportive of this approach.

In the preschool we offer a beautiful spacious playground with many natural elements and lovely established trees.

We have two classrooms so that our programme can be tailored to meet the individual needs of children. Ruma Iti is our introductory classroom for 2 year olds and Ruma Nui classroom is for older children transitioning to continue with the 3-6 year old curriculum.

Our families benefit from excellent child to teacher ratios and a stable and passionate teaching team who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge.We offer 20 ECE hours and fees for additional hours are affordable and competitive.

BestStart Montessori The Children's House – For the Love of Learning!

We are a member of Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand - click here to find out more:

For more information about the specific fees for your centre, please contact us directly (09) 833 7119 / You might be eligible for support paying their childcare fees. For more information click here

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。

More about Montessori

Besides being presented in a structured way, language is always present in a Montessori classroom. Children are encouraged to ask questions, have discussions, make discoveries and have a sense of curiosity in the world around them.

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About BestStart 1 (Mandarin)
About BestStart 2 (Mandarin)
Quality Service Award 2023

kind words from our parents


Your teaching enriches children’s lives, helping them to stretch and grow towards their future” Thank you all for your day-to-day teaching, caring and presence, which has helped Heidi love learning.


Dear Children’s House teachers, we want to thank you for all your years of love, dedication and education for both girls Ocean and Nevada, as well as our whole family, including Pele and Me. You have been there for our families in so many ways. We will never forget your love, wisdom and blessings. We love you always.

Tim and Melody Ycay

We recently browsed his portfolio together and while doing so, Sebatian has been reminiscing about each photo and also sharing with us what he did and learned in the particular photo. We took time on the planet page and he sang the planet song many, many times with different sounds and finishing it off with "Pluto you are not invited" which cracked us up. He remembered how much he loves puzzles and so after browsing the portfolio he took a puzzle and played with it. It made me a bit emotional looking at his photos of how little he was when he started to learn to go toilet by himself, recognising colours and soon he will be going to primary school. I am forever grateful to all of you.

From Jing Meng and Bao Xin

Happy every day - Luna has been very happy since she started at Montessori, she has gradually adapted to the environment and met new friends.

Fu Chen & Tong Tong

Thank you teachers for helping William to gain his sense of belonging.

From Savin and Ashika

Dear Teachers - Thank you very much for the care and love you have given to Anaya since she started, calling you all mummy when she started because she fell in LOVE. she has learnt so much over these years and has grown into a wise girl. Savin and I are so blessed to have you all to take care of Anaya.

The Lijo Family

My dearest teachers, thanks for your patience and for the quality care you provide each and every day. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for preparing my child for a lifetime of success. You're the BEST EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS I've ever known! I am so grateful to you for your patience, enthusiasm and passion.

Smilde Family

Thank you for the love and care you have blessed our family with for the past five years. Harry and Jessica have grown, learned, and developed so much from your teaching. We will always think of Monty with love and wonderful memories for such a special time in our lives. We will miss you all but are keen to come back for a visit and check up on you all. Thank you again, lots of love.


Art in a Montessori Classroom

Art is a great way for children to express their feelings, showcase their individuality, and communicate what they see. At BestStart Montessori The Children's House, we encourage artwork as a way for children to embrace their creativity!

Twinkle, twinkle Matariki Star!

We love celebrating Matariki with tamariki and their whanau, this year we had such a great turnout!

Scissors cutting activity 剪刀活动

One of our children at the centre has been showing interest in the scissors cutting activity so we showed him how to do it