Careers at BestStart

BestStart is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our teachers and our children.  Teaching quality is vital in achieving this goal and we want to employ and develop our people to meet this challenge.”

Welcome to BestStart, NZ’s leader in quality early childhood education and childcare.  From quiet beginnings as a single childcare centre in 1996, BestStart has grown into New Zealand’s largest private provider of early childhood education with over 100 Infants, Toddlers and Preschool centres, Kindergartens, Montessori and After School care services nationwide.

BestStart is much more than just a business. Wayne Wright, BestStart’s CEO, is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children. By reinvesting back into the centres and the people who make this company what it is, he is able to ensure centres are well resourced and provide the best educational programmes.

“The first thing you will notice about a BestStart centre is that we operate under many different names” says Fiona Hughes, Chief Operations Officer.   “Our philosophy is to encourage our centres to create their own unique identity to best meet the needs of their community and as a result BestStart is as diverse as the families/whānau who attend our centres.  What we share is a vision to work in partnership with teachers, parents and whānau, enabling children to achieve their learning potential.  For us childcare is first and foremost about providing children with quality education, surrounding them in a supportive, safe and nurturing environment”.

Discover more about BestStart, learn about our centres and what it means to be part of the BestStart family.