BestStart is the umbrella organisation for over 250 different childcare centres operating under 7 main brands from Kaitaia to Invercargill. BestStart began in 1996 as Kidicorp when we opened our first centre in Tauranga employing just four staff. Today we have grown to one of New Zealand’s largest providers of early childhood education. We are still wholly New Zealand owned and operated, with nurseries, preschools, kindergarten (kindy), Montessori and childcare services nationwide. We also offer a home-based service as well as after school and OSCAR programmes. What all our centres have in common is our nurturing attitude and commitment to ensuring each child is cared for and supported in a warm, friendly and positive environment. All our centres have excellent staff to child ratios; trained, qualified and caring teachers, quality equipment and toys and a safe and attractive learning environment.