BestStart Silverstream

BestStart Silverstream, formerly known as Early Years Silverstream, is a beautiful new, early learning childcare centre on a large section in the heart of Silverstream, close to the Ohoka motorway on ramp and Kaiapoi. We offer quality early childhood education and care for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Our qualified and experienced teaching team build close relationships with our families to ensure together we provide the very best support and opportunities for each child to flourish.

Our learning spaces

Nursery - Our learning spaces are designed to engage and inspire children as the grow and develop. Our Nursery is warm and nurturing with a flexible routine to ensure our youngest children feel safe and supported, giving them the confidence to explore and discover.

Preschool - Our Preschool room prepares children for the next step in their learning journey through BestStart’s Be School Ready initiative. This runs throughout the morning and afternoon sessions for our children over 4 years of age, working in small groups with a teacher. We promote independence, leadership and provide support and guidance to all children. Literacy and numeracy is incorporated through the daily programme with opportunities for children to explore and understand in a supported environment.

Outdoor area - We have wonderful large outdoor areas with plenty of space for the children to develop their skills and confidence in a natural environment.

We also provide:

  • nutritious, fresh and healthy morning and afternoon tea created according to the Healthy Heart guidelines, plus a late snack for children who go home later in the evening.
  • 20 hours free for 3-5 year olds and WINZ subsidies available

For more information about the specific fees for your centre, please contact us directly (03) 926 5892 /  silverstream@best-start.orgYou might be eligible for support paying their childcare fees. For more information click here

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Welcome to BestStart Silverstream

kind words from our parents


Just wanted to say a huge thank you for being the awesome team you are and looking after my children so well. Every time I have come in Miryn and Corban have been acknowledged by their name and also myself as well. You guys all stop to take the time to talk and really care about each and every child in your care. The last preschool the kids went to it was conveyed to parents to get in and drop off or pick up your child as quickly as possible and to try not to talk to the teachers. I have definitely made the best decision for my babies and I am truly happy to be apart of this awesomeness you have going on.


We are both so happy with the level of care and attention our son receives while in your care. He’s thriving! We have never felt at all sad to leave him with you guys as he enjoys his days with you so much. Thanks for taking great care of him.


I felt as though everyone was very welcoming and genuinely interested in my child and our family. Over the last few weeks I have been so happy with the change in my son. It is easy to see how much he enjoys going to BestStart. He is so comfortable and is gaining confidence every day. I love all the pictures and stories on Storypark. Thank you all.

What we're proud of



We have had a busy couple of months at Early Years Silverstream!  In May we hosted a Mother’s Day brunch for all our wonderful Mums.  This was a great time for families to get together, meet each other and share stories of their children with one another.

A Colourful Visitor at Early Years Silverstream

Early Years Silverstream are very lucky to have received a visit from St Johns Ambulance today. The children had an awesome hearing stories and getting to see of the equipment used on ambulances. We also got to hear all 3 different sirens. Some adventurou

Early Years Silverstreams Full of Fun and Smiles and fun on Their Holiday Programme

Well Early Years Silverstream had a fantastic time running the school holiday programme over January. The children participated in many special events ranging from teddy bear picnics to rock creations, making their own playdo...