First Steps Newmarket

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First Steps Newmarket, part of the BestStart family, is a warm and nurturing centre, providing quality childcare, just a few minutes’ drive from Remuera and Greenlane. Our focus is to provide the best quality childcare and education in the greater Epsom area.

We have two dedicated rooms in our homely centre. Our Haumia (infants) room is resourced perfectly for little ones aged three months to two years old, with opportunities for children to practice rolling, sitting, crawling and walking in a calm and nurturing environment. In this room, we practice and use baby sign with all children which is a very effective tool when our littlies are still learning verbal language. Our over two’s room has a huge outdoor area with a brand new playground for children to challenge themselves and promote healthy exercise under the supervision of teachers.
What you can expect from our centre:

  • We have established a great sense of community spirit by holding parent teacher evenings and events such as Matariki, Chinese New Year, Diwali and Mothers and Father’s Day celebrations. We celebrate our culture’s rich diversity and welcome input from our parents and families.
  • First Steps Newmarket provides fun learning opportunities for children. Our skilled teachers link numeracy and literacy to learning experiences throughout the day, naturally introducing our children to these essential skills.
  • Our children are encouraged to partake in sustainability as we reduce waste, reuse items for collage and recycle all unwanted items.
  • First Steps Newmarket provides a unique Be School Ready initiative to ensure every child is well prepared for school.

We really like to look after our families here at First Steps Newmarket and there is always something fun and exciting happening here for the children. Come and visit us to meet our teachers and have a guided tour of our wonderful centre.

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

Our centre’s events and stories below:

First Steps Newmarket Visits Kelly Tarltons



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.
Parent Feedback:
“First Steps Newmarket feels like a home away from home. It is cosy and I know my child feels very comfortable there and looks forward to her daycare days.”

“I recently checked out this child care centre. They are amazing and kids looked well loved and spoilt for choice with lots of things to do and play with.”