Our Centre

On the sunny corner of Shelly Beach Road and Tweed Street, just a few minutes’ walk from Ponsonby Primary School, you’ll find the wonderful world of Bear Park Herne Bay.

Our centre is located in a characterful, homely bungalow, with a modern, purpose-built extension. The extension was designed to allow natural light to spill into the interior, creating learning spaces that are connected, inviting and well-equipped. No matter what your child’s age, our days follow a familiar pattern and rhythm – creating a safe foundation from which children can explore. Our indoor and outdoor classrooms are inventive and richly resourced, with the constant goal of supporting our children’s learning and creating opportunities for imaginative, creative and scientific play.

Our pre-schoolers have a multi-layered learning environment which challenges and invites curiosity. Our infants and toddlers share a common outdoor garden and natural play area, separated from the older children by a low fence. This enables all our members to be supported by age-appropriate resources while interacting with their bigger and littler peers.

A Place of Encounters

At Bear Park Herne Bay, we are passionate about creating an environment that is warm, caring and focused on the self-worth and wellbeing of children, teachers and whānau.

Our World

We introduce our children to easy and achievable sustainable daily practices, encouraging them to become confident advocates for caring for our world.

Our Worth

We strongly believe in small learning groups where children can confidently engage and learn together, thus building upon their self-esteem and sense of self-worth.

Our Wellbeing

At the front of our property is our recently created, sustainable garden area. This garden was built as a place of calm and tranquillity for all to enjoy.

Our Focus

We strongly believe in the power of meaningful learning spaces where children can delve into the realms of exploration, curiosity and wonder.

Herne Bay Childcare Team

Centre Information

Centre Owner/Franchisee:  Sue Stevely-Cole Centre Director: Frances Cornwall Phone: (09) 376 0232

Age of children catered for:
3 months to 5 years olds

Licence:
25 under two’s
50 over two’s

Centre Information

Centre Owner/Franchisee: 
Sue Stevely-Cole

Centre Director:
Frances Cornwall

Phone:
(09) 376 0232

Age of children catered for:
3 months to 5 years olds

Licence:
25 under two’s
50 over two’s