Epsom, 7 Patey Street, Epsom, Auckland

Our Centre

From the moment they walk through the stained-glass front door, parents and children know they’ve arrived somewhere special.

Bear Park Epsom, affectionately known by teachers and families as ‘Patey Street’, is housed in a grand homestead standing proud on a lovely hill, surrounded by more than 2000 square metres of land. Our environment is welcoming, spacious and enchanted; a haven for children and teachers alike. Striking yet homely, the homestead’s interior has been carefully maintained to reflect the period in which it was built. Bay windows spill sunlight into rooms, sleeping spaces are tucked away in the heart of the villa for peaceful quiet sleep, and high ceilings, chandeliers and kauri panelling in the hallways speak to our families and teachers of magical eras gone by.

Our luxury of land in such a central location makes our Epsom centre a true oasis in the city: gardens are expansive, big trees provide shade and dappled sunlight, and hedging and shrubs invite children to build worlds for make-believe play. At Bear Park Epsom, imagination is never far away

A Foundation for Friendship

We believe in the power of great friendships and openly encourage all our children, teachers and whānau to be part of our warm and welcoming Bear Park community.

Our Children

We take delight in watching the older children care for the younger children – supporting them, looking out for them and embracing the value of tuakana-teina.

Our History

A grand central hallway reflecting years past connects each classroom, offering endless opportunities for children to encounter their friends in all age groups.

Our Whānau

We provide a warm and intimate setting, where our teachers pride themselves on knowing every person who walks through the door: children, parents and whānau alike.

Our Focus

Our classroom spaces are carefully created to promote relationship building and collaborative learning. We provide a vast selection of natural and recycled materials to provoke creative thinking, problem solving and imagination.

  • Culture
  • Creativity
  • Vision
  • Heritage
  • “I absolutely love what our centre does for my son and has done for my eldest son. The calibre of teaching exceeds my expectations, I feel comfortable and I know the boys love it too. Thank you for what you do for our family, it really does feel like an extension of our family at Bear Park Patey Street.”

    Bear Park Epsom
  • “The investment the teachers have with the children and all the information that is provided on not only how their day has been, but how their learning is developing is great.”

    Bear Park Epsom
  • “Both my husband and I would like to say a huge thank you to you and your team for all the wonderful care, support and learnings our child has received over his three and a half years at Bear Park Patey Street. “

    Bear Park Epsom
  • ” We love the teachers and the environment. The small class size and letting the children lead the investigations are all factors that make this Centre special”

    Bear Park Epsom
-Parent / Bear Park Epsom (Patey Street)

Centre Information

Epsom, 7 Patey Street, Epsom, Auckland

7.30am to 6.00pm daily, Monday to Friday 

Centre information

Centre Owner: 
Sue Stevely-Cole

Centre Director:
Juliet Smith

T: (09) 520 6661

Licensed for children from:
3 months to five years
50 children
Bear Park Early Childcare Centre – Epsom
7 Patey Street,
Epsom, Auckland
7.30am to 6.00pm daily
Monday to Friday