Herne Bay

42 Shelly Beach Rd, Herne Bay, Auckland

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.

  • Friendship
  • Expression
  • Connection
  • Thoughtfulness
  • “Everything at Bear Park from the time we enter till the time we leave is excellent. The communication throughout to keep parents update is so valuable.  I love StoryPark and looking at all the photos every day, makes me feel like I’m not missing out on my daughters’ day and I can see what she’s been up to with all her friends.”

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  • “We really value Bear Park and think they are doing a great job running a professional but also warm and caring early childhood Centre”

    Bear Park Herne Bay
  • “We had a wonderful transition, especially given that our child came from another daycare where he was very well settled. It was a matter of days before we were rushing out the door in the morning eager to get to see his new friends and teachers.”

    Bear Park Herne Bay
  • “The teachers and supportive environment for our child to learn and grow into a confident and inquisitive child. We love receiving the daily StoryPark posts.”

    Bear Park Herne Bay

Centre Information

42 Shelly Beach Rd, Herne Bay, Auckland

7.30am to 6.00pm daily, Monday to Friday 

Centre information

Centre Owner/Franchisee: 
Sue Stevely-Cole

Centre Director:
Frances Cornwall

T: (09) 376 0232

Age of children catered for:
3 months to 5 years olds
25 under two’s
50 over two’s
Bear Park Early Childcare Centre – Herne Bay
42 Shelly Beach Rd,
Herne Bay, Auckland
7.30am to 6.00pm daily
Monday to Friday