At Bear Park childcare, children are seen as being competent, powerful and capable.
Established in 1986, Bear Park childcare has grown to 10 branches with the latest in St Clair, Dunedin, opening in 2012.
The steady growth over this period demonstrates the dedication of the staff and the loyalty of families, many of who have sent siblings to the same Bear Park as their older brothers and sisters. The philosophy of listening to the children and creating a nurturing environment has assisted in creating close relationships between the parents and childcare Centres.
Bear Park has an on-going involvement with parents, with parent teacher evenings, regular newsletters and an independent parent committee to address any issues raised by parents that may be pertinent to the services offered.
Watch our videos
The Bear Park Story: Celebrating 25 years of success and growth
Watch a quick video of the founder and director of Bear Park, Sue Stevely-Cole. She talks about her passion and drive for excellence in early childcare education.
Meet Our Staff: Bear Park childcare is run by people who are passionate and loving
Watch a quick video of some of our children taking a turn at the interviewing, featuring the teachers at Bear Park.
The Parents of Bear Park: A chat with some wonderful Bear Park parents
Watch a quick video of parents talking about how Bear Park has contributed to the formative years of their children's development.
Meet our staff
Herne Bay Team