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Australia Fundraiser at Herne Bay

Fire truck

In further support of Australia and the animals affected by the fires, Bear Park Herne Bay held a dress-up fundraiser. We had a variety of special guests including firemen, mouse, lizards, sharks, bears, vets, fire trucks and dogs visit our centre! To help raise awareness, we were also lucky enough to have a fire truck. …
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How do we empower our tamariki?

Continuity of idea and purpose throughout our Bear Park classrooms enables a daily flow that supports the zones of proximal development of our learners. We view this flow as a ritual rather than a routine and we consider our daily flow to be meaningful practices that are essential to empowering our tamariki. Carefully considered lighting …
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Implementing a bi-cultural pedagogy

bi-cultural pedagogy

In Aotearoa (New Zealand) we are lucky to be living in a land that is home to a multitude of different cultures. The unique blend of Māori, Pacific Island, European and Asian cultures provide an opportunity to broaden our perspectives and deepen our thinking about the world and ourselves. Part of belonging to this multicultural …
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Appeal for Australia


Our thoughts and prayers are with the communities being devastated by the fires which continue to burn across Australia. All 11 Bear Park centres have committed to supporting the fire services and wildlife protection agencies committed to helping those affected. Below are several links where you can show your support! Please visit the links below …
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Why we chose Bear Park for our child

Bear Park Childcare, Parent Testimonial

Bear Park centres have always advocated for all children to a childhood that nurtures their confidence and abilities to become capable individuals empowered to their full potential. We continue to be inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and our philosophy remains grounded in our four main principles of whakama/empowerment, kotihitanga/holistic development, whanau tangata/family and community, …
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