BestStart Rolleston (formerly ABC Rolleston) offers quality childcare and education in purpose built centre with wonderful established gardens and trees. Our Nursery caters for children aged 3 months to 2 years and our Preschool 2-5 years.
Both our Preschool and Nursery encourage children to take part in their own learning decisions. We have many learning opportunities on offer and a range of resources for the children to choose from themselves. The experiences on offer are based on the children’s current interests.
Art, puzzles, games, blocks…the list goes on! All of these are fun activities to share with friends in the outdoors. Our Nursery has a big open space which allows room to explore and develop relationships with the other children and teachers. They have their own outdoor playground which is very colourful, safe, and full of opportunities to develop their motor development. All experiences are based on the children’s interests and current skills.
In our Preschool we have many different areas set up for children based on their interests and needs. These areas include family corner, building and construction, music, science/puzzles, and reading. Our home corner includes dress-ups, dolls, prams, beds, play food, a table and chairs for ‘eating’ at, and a kitchen set up. This is a very busy and loved area of play. Our building and construction includes blocks, cars, trains, duplo just to name a few activities. We love to do all sorts of creative art including messy play. Children love to get involved in water play, play dough, and painting. Outside is exciting with a large sandpit, fort and play areas which are set up differently each day. Swings, challenge courses, balance beams, climbing boxes and slides are just a few examples of our outdoor exploration opportunities.
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What makes us special:
– We provide healthy, nutritious meals throughout the day
– We are a home-like centre, tucked away in a quiet residential area
– Our team of fun, vibrant, passionate and creative teachers
– Our variety of great educational resources for children to explore
– The warm and welcoming centre environment
We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!
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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 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.
“Just wanted to say a huge thanks to all the staff today! You all helped make Freddie and Cara’s first day there so much fun and I really appreciate it! It is always hard to leave them when they are upset but knowing all the attention they got from everyone there and how happy they were when I arrived to pick them up makes it so much easier so thanks again! Looking forward to tomorrow.”