BestStart Parnell

Red hoola hoop
Giant Lego
Reading book
Colourful cartons
BestStart Parnell is centrally located and easily accessible, with plenty of parking. We care for children aged from 3 months up until they go to school. We're open daily from 7.30 am - 5.45 pm. Come in and take a tour of our centre, we'd love to show you around!

BestStart Parnell is a warm inviting Centre where children, whanau, and the community are connected through learning. Our multicultural teaching team is passionate about nurturing the learning that matters and using the environment as the third teacher. We nurture our respectful, strong relationships with whanau, tamariki, and each other and pride ourselves in daily open communication with whanau. Together we can make a difference!

We celebrate all cultures, including their rituals and festivals, and abide by the Treaty of Waitangi.

We love to empower our tamariki and see happy learners at work in the environment. Both our inside and outside environments are full of provocations where tamariki can happily explore and be engaged. Our termly themes are shown throughout the environment, making it an exciting learning place where tamariki learn to ask questions and get curious about the world around them.

Our daily intentional teaching activities link into Science, Art, Biology, Geography, and early Math and Literacy. Our focus is on developing independence and confidence in children.

We are delighted to have won the Gold Healthy Heart award. This award was gained by providing healthy daily meals with seasonal fruits daily. We have a sustainable focus and teach, encouraging our tamariki to look after papatuanuku by planting, composting, and harvesting.

We welcome you to visit us and spend some time in our exciting environment. Our door is always open!

For more information about the specific fees for your centre, please contact us directly (09) 373 3477 / You might be eligible for support paying their childcare fees. For more information click here.

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Quality Service Award 2023

kind words from our parents


A big thank you to every staff member at First Steps Parnell. This has been the best daycare centre for us in Auckland.

Kayleigh Van Zyl

Our son has been in Best Start Parnell since August 2017 when we moved to New Zealand. Being in a new country, as a parent, you worry about making the right decision for your baby's daily care & learning, this was not the case the moment I stepped onto the premises. Right away you can tell that all the children in their care feel safe, loved, and supported in their vital growing years. The incredible staff have done more than words could ever describe for my son. He loves going to Kindi each morning and I am at ease every day knowing that he is in safe hands.


Our child has been at Best Start Parnell since from 6 months old and has been going there for 3 years. The team at Parnell have been like family to our child and a huge support to us as we raise our first child. They have taught our child structure and rules and we have a well adjusted happy child. Thanks team!


The Nursery Room at Parnell

The Nursery Room in BestStart Parnell has created an environment where tamariki can explore nature, sensory play, and fun activities.

Meet the BestStart Parnell Team

We are a multi-cultural teaching team with a passion for teaching, spending time with tamariki and whanau, and also... having lots of fun while we learn.