BestStart Rangiora

BestStart Rangiora (formerly ABC Rangiora) is a quality early learning centre offering the very best education and care for children in the heart of Rangiora.

We have a wonderful teaching team, passionate about providing an exceptional education programme that nurtures and engages children from infancy right through to school age. Our centre has fantastic educational resources designed to support our children as they learn and develop. Our generous indoor and outdoor spaces provide ample opportunity for children to explore.

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!


​​Getting out and about in our community!

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

Southbrook School Head Students come to play

​Today we had the principal from Southbrook School join us with the 4 head students to spend the afternoon with us.

Rangiora Pizza Day

​Today as part of our school holiday programme we had pizza day!