Our History

In the day


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.