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.


I just wanted to take a moment to sing your praises. You ladies are all so amazing and our family is so very grateful for all you do for Callen and all the other children at BestStart Silverstream. I especially want to thank the preschool team and relievers. While fetching Callen early this week, you have been busy with a fun activity or quality interactions every time. I feel as though you ladies build such amazing relationships with each and every child and meet them exactly where they need. Thank you!!! We feel so very blessed knowing that Callen is at the centre.


Our son has thrived at BestStart Silverstream, starting at 9 months old it has provided him with a safe and supportive environment to grow and explore the world around him. for us, BestStart has provided him with a range of learning and discovery opportunities of which we couldn't provide at home. He is really happy there and the staff are like his family, he never wants to leave at the end of the day!


Silverstream BestStart has been the best place for my girls to grow and develop. The staff and teachers are so friendly and take such great care of our tamariki. The standard of care is amazing. So grateful for such an awesome preschool in our area.


We have noticed a huge change in Hunter's development since coming to the centre. All the staff have formed strong relationships with Hunter and he adores them all. They make a real effort to keep us informed about his day and what he has been up to. Everyone is so welcoming and caring, we know our son is well cared for. Thank you for taking such good care of him.


We absolutely love BestStart Silverstream. The team are all so lovely, they take great care of our children and take a genuine interest in our family. Our two are very happy here!


I couldn't be happier with BestStart Silverstream! My son is so happy here and has so many amazing relationships with children and staff. The teachers are incredible and so passionate about doing the best for the children. The centre itself is always clean and is tidied regularly. I believe my son's development and learning is in wonderful and more than capable hands.

What we're proud of


Our loving nursery

​In our Silverstream Nursery our focus has been around strengthening our whanaungatanga (Relationships).

Winter fun in the toddler room

​During the holidays the toddler room tamariki have had the opportunity to engage in some exciting opportunities.

Taste test

As part of the Preschool rooms school holiday program, the kaiako (teachers) decided to challenge the senses of tamariki (children) by having a blindfolded taste test.