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Greerton - Tauranga

BestStart Greerton

BestStart Greerton is a hidden gem, situated in a busy area of Greerton with a beautiful natural backdrop. We're in Maleme Street, right next to the Fire Station, convenient for families travelling from Pyes Pa, Oropi, Tauriko, Welcome Bay and Greerton. Our centre has a lovely atmosphere and cares for children, aged zero to six all year round.

A Place to Belong

A Place of Trust and Learning - At BestStart Greerton building trusting and nurturing relationships with children and their families is at the heart of what we do. It's important everyone feels a sense of belonging and trust. Trust builds confidence to explore, and from here the magic of learning begins. 

A Place where Learning is Magic - We're a dedicated and passionate teaching team who love creating a safe and familiar place to engage children in learning. We bring our love for learning into everything we do. We constantly develop our skills and knowledge and share it with our families and children. We love discovering new ways to stimulate children's interest, sparking their curiosity, leading them to explore and learn. Simply magic. 

Our Place outdoors - We have a spacious, well-resourced playground that provides a range of physical and mental challenges for children of all ages. We give our children plenty of time and space to practice and refine their developing skills while discovering their place in the world.

A Place to Respect our world - Respect and care for our environment is very important to us. We encourage thoughts of Papatūānuku in our daily activities. Children learn about sustainability through activities such as recycling and building a natural playground. Children learn about the natural world, from our place to the wider world and the endless gifts nature provides us every day. 

A Place to Respect ourselves and others - We support our children to develop their knowledge about wellbeing. Through healthy eating, physical movement and emotional wellbeing our children learn about the importance of looking after themselves and the people around them. We also support our breast-feeding mothers, working together and alongside them. We embrace our rich cultural diversity and celebrate cultural identity through fun centre events and festivities the whole family can enjoy.

Come and discover Your place of learning at BestStart Greerton.

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

45 children

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Greerton - Tauranga

Greerton Village Kindergarten

Greerton Village Kindergarten

Where the learning adventure begins! Located just next to Greerton Village Primary School, we're set back from the hustle and bustle of the main road. Follow the long driveway to find fun, outdoor play and a ton of new learning adventures! You'll discover our large outdoor play area, brimming full of nature - it's Greerton's best kept secret! We encourage tree climbing, messy play and exploring our vege patch. Because, learning in and about nature is a big part of who we are...

Our teaching team are passionate kaiako/teachers. We're 100% degree-qualified and are dedicated to nurturing each child's well-being. We create a safe, encouraging environment so they can explore, imagine, discover and to be their unique selves.

Licensed for

45 children

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Greerton - Tauranga

Greenpark Pre-school

Greenpark Pre-school is a privately owned and operated education and care centre located in a residential suburb of Tauranga. It is licensed for 45 children from birth to school age, including up to 16 under the age of two years. 

The centre’s philosophy promotes whanaungatanga – where relationships are a focus to enhance children’s learning. The philosophy documents the intent to celebrate the achievement and to support children’s progress without interference through movement, and a peaceful respectful approach to learning.

Licensed for

45 children

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Greerton - Tauranga

Greenpark Playcentre

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Greenpark 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

30 children

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Greerton - Tauranga

The Tot Spot

What your child learns in the early years makes a big difference to how they learn for the rest of their lives. This period is when children grow and develop their understanding of themselves as capable, competent learners and communicators.

At The Tot Spot we provide children with opportunities to interact with other children and make friends, play and explore, become independent, take turns, negotiate and share, problem solve, understand their feelings and those of others, develop language and make sense of the world around them.

At our centre the staff are committed to developing themselves further professionally and encouraging the rest of the team to do so. We work hard at developing relationships with each other and understanding how we all work.

For us at The Tot Spot this is extremely important as we believe staff who are happy, fulfilled and committed with a direction feed this through to the children and their families.

We offer:

  • Purpose built private early learning facility
  • Quality childcare and education
  • Enrollment for children from birth to 6 years
  • A creative, stimulating and educational learning environment
  • An environment full of discovery and exploration with ample challenges.
  • Over 80% of our staff are qualified early childhood teachers
  • Low child/teacher ratios.

Licensed for

84 children

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Greerton - Tauranga

Kiwi Treasures Early Learning Centre Tauranga

We have a small close-knit team of like-minded and highly experienced qualified teachers. We are dedicated to providing a wonderful and stimulating learning environment for all our tamariki. Kiwi Treasures is a calm, respectful and wonderful place where your children love to be and together we can watch them grow and blossom.

We respect and value all children as confident and competent learners that love to explore and seek out challenges. Kiwi treasures is a fun and exciting place for your children, with an emphasis on learning through play. We provide an extensive range of activities for children to investigate, explore, discover and make sense of the world around them. We embrace children as they develop their natural interests and provide materials for children to have the freedom of choice, we foster and support children’s need for movement, concentration, order and independence.

Kiwi Treasures is a fun and exciting place for your children with an emphasis on learning through play. In addition our 4 year olds enjoy further extension in our Transition to School program which assists them to develop the building blocks for literacy, numeracy, and science.

We provide a welcoming environment where we understand the importance of building strong relationships with children, families and whānau. We have highly experienced teaching teams with qualified teachers who understand and provide a wonderful learning environment for all children.

Licensed for

25 children