Albany

31 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany, Auckland

Our Centre

Nestled in a quiet residential street in Albany lives a magical place for babies, toddlers and young children – our Bear Park Infant and Toddler Centre and Preschool.

Our learning spaces encourage imagination, explorations and a variety of learning opportunities for our children. Babies aged between 3-12 months are cared for in a separate intimate, cosy space with no more than six children accommodated at one time, cared for by two highly experienced teachers who delight in working with our littlest members. Toddlers and older children are free to experiment and explore within richly resourced environments, like our ever-evolving herb and vegetable garden: a place where children can have access to the wonders of the natural world. Through carefully planned and open-ended learning experiences, each child can feel supported in a learning journey unique to them.

With our excellent child-teacher ratios, our well-established community relationships and our committed and passionate team, Bear Park Albany is a centre filled with wonder, wellbeing and a strong sense of belonging.

A Place Of Collaboration

We’re committed to creating wonderful, nurturing childhoods, based on respectful relationships and a powerful image of the child.

Our Teachers

Our passionate, experienced teachers are committed to providing each child with unique experiences, ensuring they are nurtured, happy and inspired.

Our Environment

We provide a calm and peaceful setting in which the children’s languages and cultural identities are valued and affirmed.

Our Children

Our learning spaces are well resourced, encouraging imagination, explorations and a variety of learning opportunities for our children

Our Focus

At Bear Park Albany, fostering our children’s wellbeing and sense of belonging underpins every aspect of our programme, which is both child-focused and child-led.

  • Imagination
  • Belonging
  • Community
  • Openness
  • “Bear Park Albany creates a calm, caring and inclusive environment and encourages children’s curiosity and desire to learn.”

    Parent
    Bear Park Albany
  • “I have found the team at Bear Park very nurturing and supportive, which has helped my daughter transition in.  The team has been amazing and very responsive to all my questions and requests”

    Parent
    Bear Park Albany
  • We absolutely love the Centre.  Bridget and team do a fantastic job every day and maintain the highest quality of care.”

    Parent
    Bear Park Albany
  • “I have found the team at Bear Park Albany very nurturing and supportive, which has helped my daughter transition in.  Bridget has been amazing and very responsive to all my questions and requests”

    Parent
    Bear Park Albany

Centre Information

Location:
31 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany, Auckland

Open:
7.30am to 6.00pm daily, Monday to Friday 

Centre information

Centre Owner/Franchisor: 
Bridget Gerrard

Infant Toddler Supervisor:
Wilma Gibbs

Preschool Supervisor:
Liz Knight

Infant Toddler: (09) 415 9837
Preschool: (09) 415 9833

 

Age of children catered for:
3 months to 5 years olds
Licence:
25 under two’s
45 over two’s
Location:
Bear Park Early Childcare Centre – Albany
31 Schnapper Rock Road
Albany, Auckland
Open:
7.30am to 6.00pm daily
Monday to Friday