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BestStart Pukuatua

Social Service


7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


BestStart Pukuatua is central to most primary schools in the area, and works with them to ease children’s transition to school.

At BestStart Pukuatua, we acknowledge and support children’s individual learning, and recognise the importance of cultural values, language and customs. We encourage and foster the development of partnerships with parents and appreciate that they are a vital part of the learning process.

We have four separate rooms that interweave our unique lakes within the area. – 3 months to 2 years old (Tikitapu), 2 year old room (Okareka), our 3 year room (Rotoiti), and our 4 year old room - the Preschool Room (Tarawera).

When transport is an issue due to illness or family problems we can arrange a free collection and drop-off service.


Child / Tamariki

How do I access this service?

Contact us

07 3483579

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Free sessions for 3-5 year olds.


7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

Education and training

  • Pre-school education

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

1553 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua 3010

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Street Address

1553 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua 3010

This page was last updated at 9:24AM on March 11, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by BestStart Pukuatua.