BestStart Onehunga

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
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BestStart Onehunga, formerly ABC Onehunga, is a beautiful childcare centre near the suburbs of One Tree Hill, Royal Oak and Onehunga. We provide a home-like environment based on respect and strive to develop a sense of belonging for our children. We have a multicultural and talented team of teachers who ensure that our children learn and understand about different cultures. We encourage children to value and respect each other’s differences while promoting the development of a positive self-esteem.

We provide a safe physical, emotional and holistic environment, which allows our children to develop self-confidence, as well as gross motor skills. We believe children learn through free play and encourage them to explore their surroundings and take control of their own learning. The team at BestStart Onehunga value children as confident, competent learners and communicators.

Choosing an early childhood centre is a big decision. At BestStart Onehunga we have created a stimulating and safe educational environment for children and their families. We work closely with parents and this partnership helps children achieve their learning potential. We have excellent staff to child ratios, quality equipment and toys in an attractive learning environment.

A special feature of our centre is the close proximity of our learning environments and playgrounds as this helps in a smooth transition for our toddlers and is also very beneficial for siblings. In addition, 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.

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

Check out our centre’s latest stories and events:
New garden space at ABC Onehunga

ABC Onehunga’s Christmas Celebrations..

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 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.


Our centre stories:

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Parent Feedback:

“I am so pleased I chose ABC Onehunga. They offered the flexibility I needed and the reassurance I craved as a new mum putting her first child into childcare. Now, almost 12 months later it is the only place apart from home that both my child and I feel totally comfortable in.”

“My 2.5yo daughter has been attending ABC Onehunga for about 18 months. It is a very multicultural, inclusive and friendly centre where she settled in quickly and adores her teachers. At the end of the day when we collect her she has a smile on her face. I am more than happy with the huge range of activities both educational and fun that the ABC team are always coming up with. They encourage her interests and guide her early education and keep us involved, in fact the whanau in the UK are involved too through ‘Storypark’ which is wonderful.”

“Our daughter has been attending this daycare for nearly 2 years, and she has really enjoyed her time there so far. The teachers are friendly and always willing to have a quick chat about the day. You can tell that they really care about the children, and take a personal interest in their development. The ongoing portfolios are very helpful to stay on top of your child’s progress. In the 2-3 year old area, there has been great opportunities recently to participate in gardening activities, and even the hatching of some baby chicks! The new outdoor play area is also great, and my daughter’s favorite area. If you are considering ABC Onehunga, I would definitely recommend it!”