BestStart Motutaiko Street

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
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ERO has rated TopKids Motutaiko in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children

BestStart Motutaiko Street (formally TopKids Motutaiko Street) is a purpose-built, quality childcare centre, located close to Taupo’s town centre. We have an excellent team of friendly, caring and dedicated teachers who are committed to providing quality care and education for all children in our centre.

Learning is encouraged through play and a fun filled stimulating environment. This is provided through opportunities of having both planned and spontaneous activities where children “learn by doing”, as we engage in and set the environment for children’s growth towards becoming independent learners. In combination with our unique Be School Ready initiative, we aim to set each child up for a lifelong love of learning.

We recognise that parents and whanau are children’s first teachers. We place importance on creating open and positive relationships between parents and the centre to support the children’s development. We offer twice yearly parent interviews where we discuss aspirations for the children and establish goals for their learning. Individual children’s portfolios show evidence of how we value continuity of children’s learning and their whānau contributions throughout their time with us. Parental involvement is always welcomed and we value our partnerships with whanau, both within the centre and on Storypark.

We invite you to meet our team of friendly teachers and watch how they extend, support and educate the children in their care

rito-awardWhat else you can expect from our childcare centre:
– Engaging toys and equipment to extend children
– Qualified and in-training teachers who stimulate children’s play and learning
– Excellent 1:4 ratio of teachers to infants
– Ratio of 1:8 for children 2 years to 5 years old
– Large play spaces
– Nutritious home cooked meals
– Fun and friendship for children


Click here to read our latest ERO report.


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.

Check out our centre’s latest stories and events:

A Night Of Fire And Light For Matariki

Mother’s Day

Commonwealth Games

Lego fun

Big Heart Day at TopKids Motutaiko

Slip N Slide

TopKids Motutaiko – Homemade lemonade

TopKids Motutaiko – Turned our centre white

TopKids Motutaiko – Celebrating Matariki

TopKids Motutaiko visit the Hairdressing Academy

TopKids Motutaiko’s Healthy Heart Award
TopKids Motutaiko gets their heart racing!

TopKids Motutaiko visit Taupo Nui-a-Tia College Marae

Parent Feedback:

“My youngest child was diagnosed with a hearing problem and when daycare was told I was truly stunned at all they have done to assist with this. From doing everything I have asked, learning simple sign, to creating word association picture books(for our home as well!!) They truly do support us with more than just caring for our children”

“My child loves attending TopKids Motutaiko. She has built such good relationships with the staff and gets very excited to see everyone each morning. The staff are so friendly and supportive and I feel very comfortable leaving my child with them each day”