Wearable Arts by Bear Park

Wearable Arts Bear Park Sue Stevely-Cole Royal Akarana Yacht Club

Within Bear Park, we view not only our children but also our teachers as resourceful creative thinkers, so with this in mind, we have once again organised a “Bear Park Wearable Arts” event. This event not only highlights our teacher’s creativity and ingenuity with the use of recycled resources but also shows how this ‘trash’ […]

Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) conference 2023

Tamariki working with clay

Teachers at Bear Park see ourselves as reflective researchers and continue to develop our practice by inquiring into and sharing in pedagogical thinking that generates deepened or new understandings of teaching and learning. Professional development is therefore an essential part of our practice here at Bear Park, and in July this year a group of […]

Environments with Emma Waldegrave

Learning environments with Emma Carton ECE Bear Park

At Bear Park we believe in creating environments that not only nurture but also create imagination. Our environments are aquariums where the ideas, cultures, values and attitudes of the people within them are reflected. Spaces are curated in such a way that they act as a third teacher, inviting, providing suggestion and provoking a sense […]

Reggio Emilia with Kaiako Samara

Investing in our teachers is paramount in our thinking, so providing opportunities for international professional development is one of our natural ways of ensuring this.

Composting with Bear Park

Sharing the love for our environment, our friends at Carbon Cycle Compost share their story, and the collaboration with Bear Park.

BeezThingz at Bear Park

Bear Park was looking at introducing sustainable learning for the kids at their centres which lead them investigating ways this can be achieved.

Bear Park X Enviroschools

It was wonderful to be invited to join the programme in 2022 as the Enviroschools Kaupapa so strongly and authentically connects with our Bear Park philosophy, values and vision.

Insights to Working in ECE

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in Early Childcare? Bear Park’s People and Culture Manager Nicky shares her insights of the industry.

Meet Ataria

My name is Ataria, I grew up in the winterless Far North! Bear Park was the first centre I committed to full time after graduating, taking on a teaching position in the Kea Room in Hobsonville.

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

New Zealand is a wonderful place to raise children, providing endless opportunities for outdoor play, and memories treasured by our little people. However, it’s not just the fun…