Our History

Mary-Rose Hall established Summerfield as an independent private preschool more than 3 decades ago. It catered for sessional classes for children aged 2.5 to 5yrs and grew to capacity very quickly.

In 1989 Mary-Rose was involved in setting up Pinehurst School as a foundation member and served over 10 years on the Board. In 1995 the opportunity to lease land from Pinehurst school in Albany became available. We moved to Pinehurst and continued with Summerfield Preschool here, this was a fabulous interim home.

However, there was a huge demand from families for us to provide longer hours to cater for our working parents. This led Mary-Rose and our team to research the Early Childhood Learning market, understand what services families were looking for and what the unmet needs were in Auckland. In shaping a new strategic plan, we also investigated opportunities to expand.

With much excitement we bought the piece of land we are on today. We designed and built Summerfield Early Learning Centre comprising of 3 large indoor centres on three levels, kitchen and dining facilities and dedicated management and admin space. This is complimented by spacious lush outdoor areas designed to allow children the freedom to play and learn in a natural setting with beautiful mature trees and grounds.

More than 3 decades on Summerfield continues to evolve and provides children and their families with the highest quality of care and education. Summerfield is more than a childcare or daycare, it is a family.

We consider it a privilege to share in your child’s formative years. Our dedicated and passionate staff work tirelessly to ensure your child is cared for and educated in a loving, and fun environment that allows your child to thrive.

Our History and Founder

Mary-Rose Hall established Summerfield as an independent private preschool more than 3 decades ago. It catered for sessional classes for children aged 2.5 to 5yrs and grew to capacity very quickly.

In 1989 Mary-Rose was involved in setting up Pinehurst School as a foundation member and served over 10 years on the Board. In 1995 the opportunity to lease land from Pinehurst school in Albany became available. We moved to Pinehurst and continued with Summerfield Preschool here, this was a fabulous interim home.

However, there was a huge demand from families for us to provide longer hours to cater for our working parents. This led Mary-Rose and our team to research the Early Childhood Learning market, understand what services families were looking for and what the unmet needs were in Auckland. In shaping a new strategic plan, we also investigated opportunities to expand.

With much excitement we bought the piece of land we are on today. We designed and built Summerfield Early Learning Centre comprising of 3 large indoor centres on three levels, kitchen and dining facilities and dedicated management and admin space. This is complimented by spacious lush outdoor areas designed to allow children the freedom to play and learn in a natural setting with beautiful mature trees and grounds.

More than 3 decades on Summerfield continues to evolve and provides children and their families with the highest quality of care and education. Summerfield is more than a childcare or daycare, it is a family.

We consider it a privilege to share in your child’s formative years. Our dedicated and passionate staff work tirelessly to ensure your child is cared for and educated in a loving, and fun environment that allows your child to thrive.

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