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Fendalton - Christchurch

BestStart Fendalton

BestStart Fendalton is a warm, inviting early learning centre in a beautifully renovated villa. We provide high quality education and childcare for children from 3 months to 6 and are conveniently located on Fendalton Road, perfect for easy pick up and drop off on the way to work in the city.

Together We Inspire

At Beststart Fendalton, together we learn, teach and thrive.

Relationships are at the heart of what we do.  When you step into our centre you and your tamariki will quickly feel like part of the whānau as we get to know you and your values.

Here, we respect everyone for who they are. Kaiako work alongside you to understand your culture, language, and identity and learn how we can meaningfully weave this into our environment.

Our environment is intentionally set up with provocations and open-ended resources that encourage our tamariki to be investigators, to try new things, explore, develop their own understanding of the wider world around them, and let their creativity flow.

Tamariki love being outside amongst the trees in our beautiful park-like outdoor area. You can hear laughter amongst them as they race around on their bikes, or splash in mud puddles in the sandpit.

Our regular excursions allow tamariki to explore our world and make strong connections with the community. We love to visit our local library, Fendalton Open Air School, and Mona Vale. Our tamariki take wonder in the nature we see, the places we visit, and the people we meet and reconnect with along the way.

Who is BestStart?

BestStart is for families who want more from early-childhood education. Safe, nurturing and educationally focused, we’re committed to growing caring people with curious minds.

Together we teach, learn and nurture.

Our vision is to work in partnership with families, whanau and communities to enable children to achieve their learning potential.

Ko tō mātou tirohanga hei mahi ngātahi i te taha o ngā whānau me ngā hāpori, kia āwhinatia ngā tamariki, kia tū pito mata ai rāatou, hei rangatira mō āpōpō.

We are committed to being a progressive and responsive leader in early-childhood education. We do this by enhancing our services, investing in our people, developing our support structure and continuously improving the educational outcomes and experiences of our children, families and the communities we serve.

Some facts:

  • We’re licensed to educate and care for 15,000 full-time children daily.
  • 18,000 families use BestStart services annually.
  • We have over 270 centres nationwide located from Whangarei to Invercargill.
  • Each centre is managed by a Centre Manager who is supported by a local Area Manager. This gives our centre teams ongoing quality training and support.
  • Te Whāriki, the world-wide acclaimed national early childhood education curriculum, is used in all centres.
  • We have over 4500 permanent teachers nationally. Over 90% of our permanent teaching staff are either fully qualified with a diploma or bachelor of teaching (ECE) or higher, or are in training. These figures are very high by national standards within the ECE sector.
  • We provide a two-year Advice and Guidance Programme for all recently certified teachers, providing further mentoring and training. This gives strong support for teachers from provisional registration to full teacher registration with the NZ Teachers Council.
  • We regularly spend around $4 million on teacher training per annum.

We’re for children

At our heart is our commitment and passion for children. Central to this belief is our focus on the holistic development of children. We support children to explore the world around them, learning through relationships, creating a love of learning in an ever-changing world. Exploration, friendship and fun are part of the journey.

We’re for good

BestStart is a registered charity owned by the Wright Family Foundation. We support initiatives and programmes within BestStart and the wider early-childhood education sector (ECE) that support good outcomes for all children. We do this because we want to make a positive difference to the lives of all children.

Innovation leads us

At BestStart, innovation guides our thinking. We advocate positive change for learners through our research and practice. We’re proud to be thought leaders within ECE, openly challenging ourselves to think differently to provide the best for our children, families and staff.

We’re responsive

Our centres reflect their children, staff and communities. We celebrate individuality, uniqueness and diversity, encouraging a spirit of empathy, understanding and collaboration. Through our responsive relationships and our curriculum, we support learners to choose their own path.

Our people matter

At BestStart people come first. When we grow and develop our people, everyone benefits. We strive for whakamana/empowerment, nurturing a culture of excellence with engaged, talented professionals. Their commitment, skill and passion light our way.

Licensed for

46 children

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Fendalton - Christchurch

Jeffrey Giraffe Early Learning Centre

Jeffrey Giraffe Early Learning Centre is a childcare centre in Christchurch. 

We are a family owned and operated Early Childhood Centre. Family is at the heart of who we are and who doing this for.

We are licensed for 50 children.

Licensed for

50 children

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Fendalton - Christchurch

Fendalton Playcentre

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Fendalton Playcentre

Playcentre is unlike any other early childhood education organisation. At Playcentre, both children and their parents / caregivers attend.

At Playcentre children get the opportunity to learn and explore in a fun and safe environment.

The curiosity and creativity of our tamariki is nurtured in a way that allows them to learn about themselves and their world.

Your child will be given a chance to explore, create, climb, read, sing, experiment, play music, wear costumes, have their face painted (or do it themselves!), garden, do carpentry with real tools, bake and cook, build sandcastles, swing, slide, dance, spend time in nature and get messy.

The activities change every day. Playcentre parents all bring different skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds to add to the rich learning environment.

We welcome families with children aged 0 – 6 years. Mixed age play allows your children to engage with others older and younger than themselves. Pre-schoolers learn how to communicate, share and negotiate with empathy for their younger peers.

At Playcentre, families come together and lifelong friendships are formed.

We welcome you to visit any time during the year. You are entitled to three free visits so come and check out what we do – we would love to meet you and your family!

Licensed for

25 children

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