BestStart Rangiora

At BestStart Rangiora, we are passionate about providing an exceptional education programme that nurtures and engages children from infancy right through to school age.

We have strong links with our wider community and value contributions through our centre. The relationships we form with our whanau and wider community are vital to our children's development. We foster open and honest communication that is built upon a solid foundation of trust and mutual respect. 

Our centre is designed in a way that encourages tamariki to drive their own learning through meaningful and purposeful experiences, all the while creating a lifelong love of learning.

Our relationships 

We believe that to effectively guide children into school, both teachers and parents/whanau need to be active participants in the journey. Because of this, we offer an open door policy, where we welcome family contributions at any time. Close relationships and open communication with parents means children’s individual routines are easily catered for within our flexible programme.

We are committed to building strong relationships with our families and our local community in order to enhance your child’s learning experiences. We welcome parents and whanau to join us regularly and introduce the children to the wider world and community around them through regular excursions and in-house centre visits from educational programmes run by our local community.

Our learning spaces

Nursery - Our nursery team is passionate about providing a warm, nurturing and interesting environment for every child – we even have twinkling stars in our nursery sleep room!

Preschool - For the older children, we offer 20 hours free and we have a great programme that is very flexible where each child’s interests are supported and encouraged.  All activities are planned to suit each child’s individual needs and interests and these are used throughout our programming. Our routines are flexible, allowing the children to become completely engrossed in their play and learning. We offer an excellent, established transition to school Be School Ready initiative.

Healthy eating - We provide children with nutritious and delicious meals prepared fresh everyday by our very own centre cook. We have a Gold Healthy Heart Award!

Flexible hours - We offer morning, afternoon and full day sessions for all ages. This allows infants and toddlers the benefit of a programme that stimulates and encourages social, physical, emotional and intellectual development while not being away from home for too long. Children 3 years and over can get up to five free sessions (20 hours) every week.

For more information about the specific fees for your centre, please contact us directly (03) 313 5323 /  rangiora@best-start.orgYou might be eligible for support paying their childcare fees. For more information click here

kind words from our parents


To all the wonderful teachers at BestStart Rangiora. Thank you for taking such great care of our Amelia and James over the past 13 months. It's been such a joy to see them grow and thrive in the preschool environment. Thank you for providing them with so many adventures, ones that challenge them, and the ones that totally cater to their interests. We see aspects of their learning throughout the little moments at home.


To everyone at BestStart Rangiora. Thank you so much for all you've done for Archer since hes started with you. Hes loved coming and we have seen him grow in confidence and abilities as a result. Thank you for caring for him. See you when we return!


After spotting the BestStart Rangiora Nursery ladies out and about with the little ones at our library Babytime, I knew right then that these were the people I wanted to be taking care of my baby boy. 6 weeks down the track and Jack is thriving in the BestStart Nursery environment. Thank you for supporting this teary Mommy.


The teachers are brilliant, kind and caring. They treat my daughter with a lot of love and respect. The food prepared daily is nutritious, delicious and super convenient.


Fantastic team. Rich environment. Very welcoming and inviting.


A wonderful, supporting and nurturing environment is found here. The staff are incredible.


Amazing staff for all age groups. Everyone is so supportive of the children's learning. Really friendly environment for all the children. My kids love it here.


Fantastic staff. Always there to support and help. Dealt with our son's medical condition and allergies superbly.


Jack loves his lunch and always has extra, a compliment to Bridgett the chef. Always has a fun day; getting greeted at the door by Sue the admin and everyone looking after his needs throughout the day.


1000 trees

We began planting our beautiful trees outside in our garden today.

Visitors from Bainswood

​Today our friends from Bainswood resthome came to visit us and spend some time in our centre.

​​Getting out and about in our community!

This morning we took our babies for a walk to baby time at Rangiora Library!