172-190 Buckley Avenue, Hobsonville, Auckland

Our Centre

Inside the historic Mill Hill House in Hobsonville Point lives Bear Park’s newest centre. The beautiful waterfront property, with amazing sea views and an acre of park-like grounds, has been re-designed as a purpose-built facility to serve the growing number of families in the area.

With years of history woven through the walls, our centre provides all with a connection to the past, the present and the endless possibilities of the future. Our children are invited to explore and play through a variety of large open spaces and intimate areas. The nurturing, family-like environment, with richly resourced spaces and open-ended learning experiences, serves to provoke each child’s individual expression. Children are invited to freely explore and experiment, or to carry out in-depth explorations in smaller groups, allowing every child to feel nurtured and supported in a learning journey unique to them.

Our outdoor spaces are extensions of our indoor ones, and we actively encourage respect for the natural environment. We take great pride in our community and have forged strong connections through our regular excursions along the coastal walkway that invitingly meanders past our front door.

A Strength In Relationships

We believe in the power of creating strong, respectful relationships with children, whānau and the world around us.

Our Children

The strength of our tukana-teina (older-younger) relationships allow us to develop strong, meaningful connections with all our children.

Our Whānau

Through caring and trusting relationships, our whānau know they will always have a place at Bear Park Hobsonville.

Our Place

Our commitment to sustainability helps us to embrace our roles as Katiaki (guardians) of Papatūānuku (mother earth).

Our Focus

The professionalism and diversity within our Hobsonville teaching team provides us with a rich sense of culture, enabling children and whānau to feel welcome, appreciated and heard.

  • Ethos
  • Potential
  • Respect
  • Identity
  • “A wonderful team of teachers who take pride in what they do and understand the value of what they can bring to a child and the child’s family life.”

    Bear Park Hobsonville
  • “We absolutely love Bear Park. The spaces, the staff, the learning, toys etc are perfect. It has been a really easy transition into daycare for our family so thank you!”

    Bear Park Hobsonville
  • “The inclusiveness and the openness to each child’s personal needs is great- the teachers fill me with confidence that my child is well looked after and cared for.”

    Bear Park Hobsonville
  • “The enrollment experience was fantastic for our son. Everything had been thought of to help settle him in. We look forward to starting our other younger son sometime soon.”

    Bear Park Hobsonville

Centre Information

172-190 Buckley Avenue, Hobsonville, Auckland

7.30am to 6.00pm daily, Monday to Friday 

Centre information

Centre Owner/Franchisor: 
Sue Stevely-Cole

Centre Director: 
Katie Hoppe

T: (09) 416 1655

Age of children catered for:
3 months to 5 years olds
15 under two’s
35 over two’s
Bear Park Early Childcare Centre – Hobsonville
172-190 Buckley Avenue
Hobsonville, Auckland
7.30am to 6.00pm daily
Monday to Friday