A daycare student practicing writing.
A daycare student practicing writing.

Leading Albany Childcare

Summerfield is an innovative and progressive Early Learning Centre, established by Mary-Rose Hall more than 3 decades ago in Albany. Being independently owned, and operated by a highly qualified and experienced team enables us to meet the needs of each and every child. Our childcare philosophy is based on seven guiding principles and forms the basis of our programmes. We believe good nutrition is essential to the health and wellbeing of every child, and all meals are prepared daily by our in-house cook. Today Mary-Rose remains passionate and committed to providing the highest level of care and quality education for children and their families in an environment that is nurturing, spacious and inspirational.

Leading Albany Childcare

Summerfield is an innovative and progressive Early Learning Centre, established by Mary-Rose Hall more than 3 decades ago in Albany. Being independently owned, and operated by a highly qualified and experienced team enables us to meet the needs of each and every child. Our childcare philosophy is based on seven guiding principles and forms the basis of our programmes. We believe good nutrition is essential to the health and wellbeing of every child, and all meals are prepared daily by our in-house cook. Today Mary-Rose remains passionate and committed to providing the highest level of care and quality education for children and their families in an environment that is nurturing, spacious and inspirational.

A Wonderful History of Childcare

Mary-Rose Hall originally established Summerfield Preschool, an independent early childhood centre in 1987. Initially providing sessional preschool for children 2.5-5 years it grew to capacity very quickly. A huge demand from parents for longer hours and the need for more space led to the move to our current site in Albany and subsequently the opening of our purpose-built Summerfield Early Learning Centre in 1996.

Our Amazing Teachers

We understand the integral role our teachers play in your child’s wellbeing and development. Our robust screening and interviewing process ensures we have the best possible teachers joining our team. With child: teacher ratios well above the Ministry of Education’s requirements, we ensure a high level of care, interaction and education with dedicated focus on your child.

What Makes Us Different

At Summerfield we believe no two children are the same and offer a specialised learning environment where your child will thrive. Our child: teacher ratios are well above the Ministry of Education’s requirements ensuring your child gets the care and attention they deserve. With spacious indoor and outdoor spaces. Summerfield’s purpose-built centre has been designed to provide a harmonious, enriching and functional environment for our children.

A bowl of watermelon and blueberries.

Nutrition – Healthy and Nourishing

At Summerfield we understand the importance of good nutrition and the role it plays in your child’s wellbeing. We focus on providing fresh, wholesome, nutritionally balanced food choices for your child. The four-week rotating menu is carefully designed by our in-house cook whose focus is on creating tasty, nutrient-dense meals and snacks using seasonal produce.

Daycare teachers at Summerfield Early LEarning Centre in Albany, Auckland.

Join Our Team

Summerfield cares for and educates children from 0-5 years and is open 730am -6pm Monday to Friday. We have a dedicated management and administration team, together with an onsite cook and housekeeper, which allows our teachers to be focused on our children 100% of their time. A fantastic culture, spacious indoor/outdoor flows and a wealth of resources are just some of the reasons Summerfield is a great place to work.

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