BestStart Westend Kindy

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Free sessions for 2-5yr olds for a limited time

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BestStart Westend Kindy, formerly ABC Whangarei South, provides a friendly, multicultural environment that responds to every child’s individual needs and supports positive learning outcomes for children. We are located in the Maunu area, a stones throw away from the hospital. Our centre caters for children from the age of two until they are ready for their next journey at school.

Kakano Room (2-3 and a half years old)
Our Kakano room is specifically arranged and resourced to meet the developmental stages of this age group. Kakano is a smaller sized room that has a warm and friendly feel. As part of our philosophy we believe that children should feel free to explore their environment but also feel supported by our teachers to gain confidence and knowledge. Children are also given the opportunity to be involved in interactive mat times, where we read books, sing waiata and express our ideas together.

Kowhai Room (older 3 year olds to school leavers)
We recognise that tamariki learn through play and exploration. We also understand that it is important to support children toward independence In readiness for their schooling years. Our Be School Ready initiative provides an environment rich with literacy and numeracy in preparation for this important step in development.

Our teaching staff
Our teaching team has a cross section of skills and experience. We have staff with lots of experience in early childhood teaching and we also have two teachers in training. This gives a nice balance to our team and brings with it both experience and innovation.


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


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.
Ask about our Be School Ready initiative

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


Please feel free to come and visit our centre, look at our wonderful learning spaces and meet our friendly teaching staff.

Our stories:

Learning the Happy Tapping Song

Celebrating Matariki