Children at Summerfield Early Learning Centre in Albany.
Children at Summerfield Early Learning Centre in Albany.

High Quality Albany Daycare

Summerfield Early Learning Centre opened its doors more than 32 years ago and is highly regarded and recognised for its quality of care and education of children, toddlers and babies. We are independently owned, and operated by a passionate experienced team and offer unique experiences for children in a strikingly beautiful natural setting in the heart of Albany.

We provide a balance of structured learning opportunities alongside child-initiated play, allowing our children to explore and discover in a spacious environment that offers a sound education programme with many opportunities for learning. We believe children are inquisitive, capable and competent, and that a strong partnership with families is fundamental to their well-being.

Summerfield is more than a childcare or daycare, we provide uncompromising quality standards tailored specifically to your child and their needs. Your child becomes part of our extended Summerfield family enjoying a safe, nurturing and fun environment where they learn, grow and thrive.

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Our Childcare Philosophy

We believe children are inquisitive, capable and competent, and that a partnership with families is fundamental to their well-being. We love being part of the growth and development of your amazing children and this is guided by our 7 principles: Teach me with love, Guide me with care, Fill me with wonder, Imagine what you could be, A place for everyone, Learning partnership and Their future, our present.

A teacher and child in class at Summerfield Albany childcare and early learning.

Our Programmes

At Summerfield, we offer a specialised learning environment tailored to the needs of your child. This allows for individual growth and fosters strong social dynamics. Our curriculum is based on Te Whāriki and its four principles; Empowerment, Holistic development, Family and Community and Relationships. We believe a supportive programme ensures children are encouraged to be motivated, creative, inquisitive and responsible by being challenged and extended daily.

Summerfield Albany daycare has fully qualified teachers.

Our People

We understand the integral role our teachers and staff play in your child’s wellbeing and development. Having a dedicated Management and Administration team ensures our teachers are supported to focus on and deliver high quality care and education to your children. Over the past 3 decades, our founder Mary-Rose has built a passionate and committed team who genuinely want your child to have exceptional experiences every day.