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Why choose Bright Beginnings for your next childcare centre

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Providing Quality Childcare Since 2012   Infants, Toddlers & Preschool  •  Daycare Centre

Face painted boy at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Childcare

About Our Educational

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centres are vibrant, well-established childcare centres for children whose parents want to give them the best start on their preschool learning centre journey.

Our early learning centres provide hundreds of young Kiwis with a stimulating, unique and natural environment within which to learn, by incorporating the Reggio Emilia approach into teaching and learning. Our children engage in experiences that they help plan and implement.

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre has been operating childcare centres since April 2012, when they opened their first centre licensed for 25 children in Glendowie, Auckland. Then opening its Panmure centre in 2016, Mt Roskill in 2017, Hamilton in early 2020, and Howick childcare centre in late-2020. All centres have been purpose-built for children.

Meet Our Team


Kia ora, I’m Nikita, Centre Director, and I love helping children learn and grow at our unique early learning centres.

I have extensive teaching, management and quality assurance experience, both within India and New Zealand, having moved to New Zealand with my husband and children in 2003. I have a Bachelor of Science from India and a Bachelor of Education ECE from Auckland University.

A key focus for me is working closely with our teachers, on a daily basis, to ensure we are delivering a great service to our children and parents. I am also personally involved with roll management, marketing and Ministry of Education compliance within the centres.

The concept of family is a strong part of our heritage, and our family works together to provide services to our extended family – the children and parents at our childcare centres.

So, let me introduce you to our team…

Nikita - Director at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Childcare
Raj - Director at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Childcare

Raj Kohli

Hi, I’m Raj, Centre Co-director. I look after all the centres’ financial and legal aspects.

Varun - Operations Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Childcare

Varun Kohli

And I’m Varun, Operations Manager. A key focus area for me is health and safety and maintenance. The health and safety of all the children and parents attending our centres is of the utmost importance to our family.

Jawa - Centre Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Panmure


Hi, I’m Jawa, Area Manager, Auckland.

Jordon - Admin Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Hamilton


Hi, I’m Jordan, Accounts Manager.

Leonie - Centre Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Hamilton


Hi, I’m Leonie, Centre Manager at Hamilton.

Roshika - Centre Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Mt Roskill


Hi, I’m Roshika, Centre Manager at Mt Roskill.

Kristine - Centre Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Howick


Hi, I’m Kristine, Centre Manager at Howick.

Courtney - Admin Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Howick


Hi, I’m Courtney, Administrator at Howick.

Jaya - Admin Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Mt Roskill


Hi, I’m Jaya, Administrator at Mt Roskill.

How do the children learn?

Although Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre uses some traditional learning strategies, our children mainly learn through the following vehicles:

Project/inquiry-based learning

Where children work on projects, often for prolonged periods, due to the unexpected direction a project can move to - including through a child’s immense inquiring mind. Projects give children the opportunity to make connections between what they know and what more can they learn about topics. Hence in its true sense, a project is considered a vehicle of learning. The centre environment strongly reflects our inspiration – The Reggio Emilia philosophy, from Reggio Emilia, Italy.

An environment that encourages learning

Our early learning centres encourage learning through the following environmental factors.

Diversity and multi-culturalism:

  • Our centres reflect broad diversity and multi-culturalism, through the children themselves and through the centres’ diverse imagery.
  • Our centres operate under the umbrella of Te Whaariki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum.
  • Onsite chefs prepare hot and nutritious meals for the children, incorporating the various cultures of the families.

Teacher-child, child-parent and teacher-parent interactions:

  • Interactions are key to ensuring an effective learning process. Like the old proverb says – ‘It takes a village to raise a child.

Unique resources:

  • Teachers skilfully support children’s learning through meaningful experiences.
  • A special characteristic of the centres is the artefacts, recycled material and unique resources that are used throughout the learning process. Our resources encourage the centre environments to be the third teacher for the children. New Zealand’s natural richness is well utilised in day to day learning.
  • Detailed portfolios and Storypark portfolios reflect the child’s learning. Families often contribute to the child’s development through their portfolios, open discussions and parent evenings.

All children over 4 years of age participate in a multifaceted Transition to School program, which is designed in conjunction with the local schools.

Sessions, short days and full days are the options for enrolment available.

Come and visit one of our childcare centres and see for yourself why your child will love it

Talk to the Centre Manager, meet the team, see the natural outdoor play areas and educational rooms, learn about how we develop our programs and find out more about our unique approach to partnering with our families.

Here's what our parents say about our childcare centres

Our latest parent reviews from Google

Tanya Vester
Tanya Vester
Our sons attended Bright beginnings early leaning Centre and absolutely loved it. They attended Manuka and Kowhai rooms, and later also Pohutukawa room. The teachers in all three rooms were just SO lovely, caring, attentive and supported their learning journeys and communicated the children’s achievements with us. We are so thankful for the time our kids were able to spend there, and the kids made great memories for life. We highly recommend BBELC to anyone looking for a child care center. We had to leave due to moving overseas and will miss BBELC so much!!!
Sukhpreet Singh Mediratta
Sukhpreet Singh Mediratta
"I don't think I can express in words the gratitude I feel towards you all. My child, Amrin have learnt so much in your care that will stay with her for life. I believe their fondest memories of childhood will include many of you - I truly hope you are all extremely proud your efforts with our children. Thank you for all the wonderful support and care you have given to my daughter. This Centre is a very special place and she has grown so much in your nurturing, inspiring and challenging environment. You are really helping her to prepare for her school foundation." Actually, this is a second home for Amrin, she started her journey from BBELC, Auckland and will leave for school from here. Thanks to all the teachers, If I start typing the names, the list will be so long. In last especially I should not forget Nikita, who is so understanding and caring towards kids as well as families. Thank you with much love."
Anaru Pui
Anaru Pui
We've had our daughter Waikohu pui in the center for over 1 year now And she has Developed into such a beautiful kind person and has gained some great life skills and experiences thank you to all the teachers for there support and care with our baby girl making life alot easier knowing shes getting great education and Aroha (Love) from all the teachers at her Kura ( school ) thanks again ❤️ from the Pui whanau
Jagroop Kaur
Jagroop Kaur
Teachers are very kind and patient. Also they encourage children to learn in different indoor and outdoor activities. I am so pleased in POHUTUKAWA room the teacher do the school transition program, which is really helpful to the kids enter the primary school in the future. Thanks all teacher who support VIRASAT and other kids there quite well.
anne dela cruz
anne dela cruz
We have been with BBELC Hamilton since 2020 during the peak of pandemic and I never doubted to bring my children here knowing that they are on a safe place and the team are all aware of the best health and safety plan to ensure that everyone in the centre are safe. The centre is the BEST for me in terms of CLEANLINESS (the place os very tidy), SAFETY OF CHILDREN (only parents/caregivers can enter the premises on their pin coded door), FRIENDLY STAFF (you will be greeted by a very friendly receptionist, you can talk to the teachers about your concern with your child), OPEN DOOR POLICY (Manager’s door is open all times for parents for any concern or question), NUTRICIOUS FOOD for our kids, SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM (table activities, book reading, sharing with others, simple literacy), MAT TIME IS THE BEST as the kids learn to socialize, listen to teachers, story telling, yoga, dance time, music time,etc. and they also held PARENTS TIME where we can chat with the teacher about our kids, meet other parents, share experiences and strategies, parents gets treat and gift on special occasion like mother’s day and father’s day that will definitely make your day as a parent. And lastly for few years now, my kids have enjoyed their Christmas party where they get gift and enjoy bouncy castle, it’s simple but the experience and memories will be lifetime. THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF AND TEACHERS OF BBELC Hamilton! KUDOS TO ALL YOUR HARDWORK AND DEDICATION. CHEERS TO MANY MORE YEARS OF SUCCESS! - DELA CRUZ Family ( Robb and Reuben)
I love BBELC and my child love it too. As parents ,my husband and I deeply appreciate the staff being friendly ,kind ,patient ,role models and caring .The educators work well with parents to achieve the children’s developmental goals , the manager Leonie and Teachers Mari, Kathryn, Summer and Emma really care about the children and very welcoming. The childcare is secure and this gives us peace of mind in knowing that our little ones are in good hands and safe . The classrooms are clean and nicely decorated. I highly recommend sending your child to this center. It’s become our second home.
BBELC is an awesome environment for my daughter to learn and grow through different types of activities. All the staffs are friendly, supportive and helpful. Highly recommended to all.
Neda Bolouri
Neda Bolouri
A safe, happy and caring place for our children.
Norvega Bantang
Norvega Bantang
Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre - Hamilton is like a second home to my 2 little girls. They are very supportive of the children’s early learning and individual development. The rooms are spacious, warm and cozy and provide different kinds of resources for the children to explore. My girls are always excited to go to kindy every morning. Since I have also recently become part of this centre, it’s good to know and see for myself how things work in the centre and how very passionate the staff are in looking after every child like they are family. As a parent, it gives me the peace of mind that my children are in good hands and are well taken cared of. Definitely made the right decision to enroll our children here.
Diana Villa-Ignacio
Diana Villa-Ignacio
BBELC is a wonderful centre which caters to quality care and learning of children. We take pride in our relationship with parents , whanau and children having positive environment, open communication, flexibility, catering to children needs and working alongside parent's aspiration for their children. Feel free to come and see our Hamilton centre. We will be happy to show you around and be part of our Bright Beginnings Family.