Nurserydale Childcare provides a respectful, peaceful and caring environment where loving, reciprocal relationships underpin all that we do.
We believe children learn best when their play and imagination is nurtured in a natural heartfelt way.
Kia ora, my name is Libby Hunt and I am the centre owner/director here at Nurserydale Childcare. I joined Nurserydale in May 2014 and have never looked back, enjoying every moment!
Mr James Stanley Levesque arrived here from New South Wales in the late 1890s. On arrival he bought land and set up a seed nursery shop and a sawmill company. He had one of the most self-sufficient nurseries in the Birkdale area. On his land he grew strawberries, apples, pears and loganberries.
The land his nursery grew on is the land that is now Birkdale North Primary, across the road from us.
Nurserydale Childcare was one of the first centre’s to open on the North Shore in the late 1960's and the first centre to open on Birkdale Road. The name “Nurserydale” is taken from the history of the area with all its fruit nurseries and the “dale” from Birkdale Road.