BestStart Apirana Avenue

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BestStart Apirana Avenue, previously EduKids Apirana, offers quality childcare and education in Glen Innes. Our childcare centre is located at the St Heliers Bay Road end of Apirana Avenue and is within minutes of St Heliers, Glendowie and the train station. We are committed to our centre vision of “working in partnership with families” as we see this as an integral role to your child’s learning. Our qualified, caring teachers support the children’s learning by providing a stimulating environment and promoting self-help skills that empower life skills that will aid your child’s growth both emotionally and socially.

We cater for the needs of children from 3 months to 5 years old, offering sessions, part-time and full-time care. Our experienced, qualified teachers know how to extend children’s learning and interests and we offer programmes tailored to your child’s individual needs. Our unique Be School Ready initiative has been developed to ensure that children leave the centre as confident, capable learners and prepared for the next step in their education journey.

Storypark

We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what you child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information.

What else you can expect from our childcare centre:

  • 20 hours ECE and WINZ subsidies
  • Friendly and approachable staff
  • Individual portfolios for each child
  • Quality teacher to child ratios
  • Nutritious meals are served daily

 

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Watch this video to find out more about who we are and what we can offer you and your child

The children learning how to count in Samoan as part of their Samoan Language Week celebrations at the Glen Innes library:

 

Parent Feedback:

I don’t think I could recommend Edukids Apirana enough. Both my children attended the centre for almost their entire kindy years and they loved it. The consistency of staff who truly know and care for your child cannot be undervalued. I felt my children were giving understanding of their individual needs and interests and encouraged to try new things and extend their learning. The ‘Be School Ready’ initiative meant that my eldest had some of the knowledge and skills they learn when they first start school and it made the transition easier and meant he was better prepared.

The different themes and projects the children work on with the teachers means that there is always something new to learn and do as well as plenty of free play time.   

The team at EduKids are a caring and respectful bunch of people. They have high standards of professionalism and your child’s needs are always put first.  I would have no hesitation in recommending this centre to any parent – in fact I have done so many times!

 

Our stories:

Celebrating Tanabata

Book Character Day

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Library Visits

St Patrick’s Celebrations

Farmyard fun

Had Great Times in June

Infants fun at the Local Pet Shop

Christmas Celebrations

Food and Nutrition Initiative