BestStart Regent Kindy

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
*Conditions apply

He waka eke noa – We’re all in this together!

Welcome to BestStart Regent Kindy, formerly TopKids Regent, a boutique centre in the heart of Whangarei composed of diverse, multicultural children, families and staff. We offer a home like setting where children and families play a vital role in the everyday life of the centre along with their teachers and the wider community.

Join us today and let your children experience the quality curriculum, up to date resources, equipment and lovely learning space of our centre.  Enjoy our great centre culture where everyone is loved, valued and cared for according to their needs. Our caring, well-experienced staff will be happy to welcome you to our BestStart whanau.

What else you can expect from our centre:

  • Covered all weather active space with play-gym equipment
  • Spacious learning and play spaces
  • Free morning and afternoon tea provided daily
  • Be School Ready initiative
  • Free 20 ECE hours for children 3-5 year olds

Health and wellbeing


We are extremely proud that we have received the Gold Healthy Heart Award from the Heart Foundation for the amazing things we do to promote healthy food and physical activity. We are helping our tamariki to have healthy habits and healthy hearts for life.


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 check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information.


Our Winter Wellness Series:


Our stories:

Celebrating Matariki

Special Visitors

Celebrating our identity

Plunket Week

TopKids Regent’s local pride

TopKids Regent’s big love

TopKids Regent’s Treaty inspiration

Cultural celebrations

Bob the Builder visits

Rakau skills

TopKids Regent celebrate Daffodil Day

TopKids Regent community connections


Waterworks at TopKids Regent

TopKids Regent – We had a blast

TopKids Regent’s Plunket Fundraisers

Mothers’ Day Celebrations at BestStart