A good beginning lasts a lifetime
— Country Bears Nature Childcare - Established 1993

Kumeu’s Own
Nature Childcare

The longest established learning centre in Kumeu. We are nestled amongst acres of our very own trees & paddocks, providing your child with an endless route for exploration and the opportunity to foster a positive relationship with the earth and a love towards healthy living.

Our emphasis is on nature as a vast and wonderful classroom, encouraging empathy and respect to all living things through relationships and connections to Papatūānuku (Mother Earth).


Our Grounds

We are privileged with an established rural property unlike any other centre in the area. Being situated away from the main roads, our paddocks of long grass, mature bush (or as the children know it ”our forest”) and large gardens provide a diverse wholesome natural environment for creative and inspiring lessons.



Our inquiry-based, emergent curriculum incorporates nature exploration and environmental practices into our daily learning as guided by our very own Elements of Life Programme.


Doing Our Part

We love the world we live in and we know you do too. That’s why we’re committed to minimising the social, environmental and ethical impact of supply chains. Like you, we try to incorporate this into all we do & educate our children for a better future.


Begin Your Learning Adventure

Want to check out our little slice of nature or learn more about Country Bears Nature Childcare? Just click the button below, we would love to meet you & your Tamariki (children) or answer any queries you may have. We are here to help!