Located in the heart of Mt Eden, Flying Start Kindergerten has been serving the community for nearly 30 years. Small and private, the kindergarten was established with the children’s well-being and best interests at heart — a tradition we work hard to uphold.
Our passionate, highly qualified team collaborate with children and families to create a one of a kind environment that empowers and brings out the best in every child who walks through our door.
Learning is a never ending venture, and together, we can build foundations which will stand a lifetime.
- Highly experienced and fully qualified teaching team
- Warm and nurturing environment
- Practice rooted in research, collaboration and reflection
- Excellent teacher to child ratio
- Mixed age, family grouping
- Inclusive of all cultures and individual needs
- Small and homely group size
- 20 Hours ECE Support
Education Review Office
“Very well placed to promote positive outcomes for children”
What The Parents Say
We chose Flying Start because when we first walked in we instantly loved the welcoming, busy, friendly atmosphere. We also really liked the professional way the kindy is run. The ratios are fantastic, regardless of whether our kids want to play inside or out, there is an interested and enthusiastic teacher/s there to support and nurture them. One of our kids is a crafty/arty type and the other is more keen on rough and tumble outdoors and each equally loves the kindy. There is an endless number of activities to keep the kids interest, engaged and stimulated. Every week our son comes home with something new he has learned, whether it be a song, a fact or around a topic such as eating healthy food. The focus on both fun, free play but also learning is something we love. The environment is vibrant, clean and full of great quality learning and play resources. Tui time is a wonderful school-ready programme. Our daughter was totally ready for the transition to school – accustomed to mat time, topic based learning and she’d had exposure to early readers. The teachers are brilliant – intelligent, highly engaging and professional.
We feel so lucky to be able to send our 3 year old to Flying Start. The kindy is like a cozy home to our children as there are home-like decorations, and welcoming, dedicated, professional staff. The ratio is perfect, my child can have more time individually with teachers, and can be looked after well during play. There is also a rabbit named Fudge in the kindy, attracting my boy a lot, which I like the most, as most kids learn to observe things and be caring and responsible while spending time with animals. We really appreciate all the staff’s work and, no doubt, my child will have a wonderful time at Flying Start.
Mothers that had preceded me at Flying Star couldn’t speak highly enough of what a great kindy you are. They used every positive adjective in the book to describe you. I was nervous coming from a Play centre background – but they were right, and then some.
It’s all about the people and you ladies are marvelous. Children preschool years are so precious and with you I felt so comfortable in the knowledge that my girls were having the best possible time, full of laughter, learning, fun and masses of creative play.
Thanks for giving us a wonderful experience and a second home!
I was recommended Flying Start Kindergarten in 2015. I started with my son when he was 3 years old. My children love Flying Start, my twin girls have made some lovely connections with the staff, e.g Elsie, Sam, and often talk of the children. I like that they feel safe, nurtured, and are able to develop their learning dispositions. I like the confidence my children have gained, how they have become more independent, and how their literacy has improved.
Flying Start has exceeded our expectations, my kids love their experience at Flying Start, they enjoy it so much, that they don’t want to leave everyday. We are so glad we chose Flying Start. They don’t a big site, but it’s nicely set up with toys and equipment. Staff are very friendly and experienced. All activities are well planned and conducted to encourage all kids to get involved and be creative. My kids are always encouraged and enjoy themselves to the fullest everyday!