BestStart Pipiwai Kindy

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
*Conditions apply

Stay and Play every Friday from 10am to 11.30am

Come and see our wonderful centre and experience what we can offer your child. Everyone is welcome!

BestStart Pipiwai Kindy, formerly ABC Kamo Preschool, is a top quality early learning centre, nestled in a semi-rural setting surrounded by mountains, natural bush and farmland. We provide the very best child care and education for children in the greater Whangarei area.

Our spacious centre allows for excellent indoor outdoor flow, giving the children a choice of different learning environments. The outdoor area consists of natural gardens, a sandpit, water play area, large open spaces and an adventure playground. This encourages and promotes active movement, a major focus of our centre.

Our centre caters for children between the ages of 2 – 5 years of age. Teachers provide a programme that supports and encourages young growing minds with the aim of transitioning to school. We focus on school readiness by providing experiences for small and large groups of children that cater for emerging children’s interests. All areas of learning are accessible for children throughout the day as well as structured activities and provocations. Children are encouraged to participate in all activities across the curriculum.

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. We are very involved in our local Kahui Ako, this includes developing close relationships with our local primary schools who we work very closely with.

At BestStart Pipiwai Kindy, the team prides itself on the quality and experience of every staff member and the warm, safe and fun learning environment we provide for children. It is our desire that you and your child experience the happy, fun learning opportunities that we provide throughout each day.

Click here to read our centre’s 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 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.

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We have a Silver Healthy Heart Award! Heart Foundation’s Healthy Heart Award.


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