Welcome to our Centre

At Bright Stars, we believe that as an Early Education Centre we have an important part to play in our community and a very special opportunity to positively impact young children’s lives in their early stages of development.

With a safe and nurturing environment for your child, we provide a place for children to learn, develop and grow through social interaction in an engaging environment, carefully set up by kaiako, with lots of opportunities to explore and learn.

Our centre caters for tamariki aged 0-6yrs and we are open 7.30am-5.30pm, Monday – Friday. Nestled in a quiet culdesac, just down the road from Whau Valley School, we are easy to find and within a short travelling distance to Whau Valley, Kamo and the Whangarei CBD, making us a natural choice for busy parents and local families in the community.

Your child will love the well laid out learning corners at our centre, consisting of a family play area, creative art corner as well as a quiet space for reading and reflection.  There’s also plenty of natural resources with space to explore.

With the inviting smell of home cooked meals and baking, you won’t have to search very far to find our fabulous and passionate centre cook who freshly prepares all meals in the heart of our centre. We provide all enrolled children with morning-tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. We have our weekly menu displayed in centre for parents to view and you’re always welcome to stick around to taste a little yourself!

We proudly operate our own Bright Stars centre van, allowing us to help support both new and existing families who require assistance with transport to the centre.  We also utilise this awesome resource for excursions out and about in our community.

Our teaching team is made up of passionate, experienced teachers who are warm, welcoming and naturally wonderful people. Our qualified Early Childhood Educators bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and their special connection with our children is cherished and supported in our centre.

Teachers guide our Tamariki in learning, engaging them with fun, sensory and also challenging experiences to nurture their development.  All children are valued at their unique stage of life, respected for who they are and have equal opportunities to ensure the best possible start in life.  This special environment with a community of talented individuals, encourages the joy and wonder of learning to come alive.

"I appreciate everything Bright Stars have done and I highly recommend this amazing school to anyone, no matter what nationality. All are welcome."

Parent Survey 2020

"I absolutely love Bright Stars. Very satisfied with everything. Bing an over protective parent I have complete trust in the beautiful teachers who care for my children. The teaching, food catering, learning, activities, lower fees, are extremely great. I feel a lot of peace that the kids are very settled and happy. Happy children, happy mother."

Parent Survey 2020

"Bright Stars is a home away from home for our tamariki and the staff are welcoming, friendly and supportive. They take such good care of all the Tamariki and you know they are all happy when you arrive and hear laughter and see everyone engaged in play and fun activities."

Parent Survey 2020

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We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!