BestStart Tauranga Central
At BestStart Tauranga Central we're proud to provide the best quality early childhood education and care for children. We care for children aged 0-6 years old and are open from 7.30am to 5.30pm, right through the year. We offer a range of full time and part time hours and provide learning experiences children just love. We are the perfect choice for families working in the city!
Our Actions Today Are Our World Tomorrow
Our goal is to nurture and empower our tamariki to grow and develop a passion for learning which will prepare them for their future.
At BestStart Tauranga Central we take pride in creating an environment that sparks children’s curiosity to explore, encouraging them to take risks and make their own discoveries in an area that is safe, calm and respectful.
Our learning environment is set up by passionate teachers, using a range of resources to encourage open-ended and collaborative play. This approach supports the children to contribute and become involved in their own learning.
Our passionate teachers thrive on working alongside our learners, engaging them and inspiring them within their play. Play helps to nurture and empower our tamariki and through this they can learn to problem solve, work with others, express themselves, be creative and conquer challenges.
We provide enriching experiences fulfilling our tamariki goals and following their current interests. Learning experiences are inclusive and diverse, making sure we support all our tamariki in a holistic way.
We utilise our local community for learning and provide school visits to support our upcoming school children. We regularly visit our local rest home, encouraging community connection and interaction and enjoy a variety of spontaneous excursions to support our group planning.
We are a culturally responsive centre where understanding our families’ backgrounds, heritage, values and beliefs is of high importance. We value each and every child equally. Our passionate teachers thrive on expanding the cultural awareness of our tamariki and whanau by celebrating special events and embracing their own and others culture. Children who experience other cultures at an early age acquire stronger social skills and form positive attitudes towards diversity.
At BestStart Tauranga Central our children learn from each other and build positive foundations to support them later in life - our actions today are our world tomorrow.
ABC Tauranga Central
Focus on Individual Planning
Quality Service Award 2023
kind words from our parents
You are great at keeping us up to date with what our son has been doing. We get regular pictures sent to mine and my husbands emails and it makes us feel that we know what is going on. It has also been great to send round to the grandparents and the rest of the family. They all use them as screen savers, so our little man is posted everywhere. We love the communication and he gets to see himself too.
BestStart Tauranga Central has been the one place my children have both attended. My youngest started at 3 months old and is still here. The staff are wonderful and provide lots of passion and are always extending my daughters interests and skills at the centre. We love all the parent evenings in particular the super hero disco night. They are always putting on events for us to have extra family time with our children. Being a full time worker, I enjoy the use of Storypark, getting awesome photos of my child’s weekly activities and beautiful stories. I would highly recommend others to come and enroll their children here.
What we're proud of
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