First Steps Ascot

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First Steps Ascot is a newly renovated, converted villa conveniently located between Remuera and Greenlane with a welcoming home away from home feel. We are a small family-based centre which allows us to have close relationships with our children and families. Our Centre is convenient for families commuting into the City, given the motorway proximity.

Open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm, the Centre cares for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our staff have warm and positive relationships with families so that we work together to meet the children’s development goals. We have available full day, morning and afternoon sessions, and offer the Government 20 ECE hours that are free for 3-5year olds.

The way children learn about the world is through play and our centres and teachers provide a nurturing, open and fun environment. We celebrate the many cultures of our children and families, and we encourage whanau to join in celebrations with us so we can continue to learn and grow.

Age -specific tailored space

Our spaces are designed with separate areas for under 2s and over 2s, however allowing for supervised interaction between the age groups adds to the Centre’s family feel and provides new learning opportunities for all age groups. Our families love siblings spending time together during the day.

Our Infant and Toddler Teachers form close, nurturing relationships with families which enables us to follow each child’s home routine. We create a calm and loving place for our youngest children filled with cuddles and smiles. Our children are gifted lovely organic bedding when they start with us to ensure they have a quality bedroom experience.

Our children transition to Preschool around the age of two and we take their lead as to when they are ready to move. Our Preschool is an exciting place for children where their learning is developed to fulfil their potential. BestStart’s unique Be School Ready programme prepares children individually and in groups for Primary School focusing on literacy, numeracy, socialisation and independence skills.

Organic vision

At First Steps Ascot we believe healthy bodies create healthy minds. In addition to using natural materials, organic bedding and products, our appetising menu is organic where possible. The children bake and we make our own yoghurt fresh each week. 

Visit our centre to experience:

  • Stunning internal space and playground environment maximising children’s experiences
  • Warm and nurturing teaching professionals passionate about children’s learning
  • Organic vision and home away from home feel
  • Well-resourced environments that are set up to inspire exploration and discovery


To view our stories and events, please click below:

First Steps Ascot Fundraises for The Hearing House

First Steps Ascot Hospital Visit


We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform wherever you are in the world to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.



Click here to read our centre’s latest ERO Report.