From The Beginning
Country Bears was established in 1993, by Rita and Shaun Eastell who are longstanding Kumeu residents having lived on this rural property since 1981. Rita and Shaun recognised the need for something new during their involvement with play centre. It’s from this experience that they then went about designing and building a place where children could grow healthfully, supported within the local community.
Still owned & operated by Rita & Shaun, over the last 26 years Country Bears has earned the respect of the greater early childhood sector, as well our own local community for its innovation and commitment to providing the highest standard of care and education for children, their families and their teachers.
Country Bears strives to maintain it’s reputation that sets the standard for a safe and stimulating environment, whose care and education is a large part of your child’s social, physical, emotional and intellectual development. The memories your child creates at Country Bears Nature Childcare will last a life time.
With a history that spans almost three decades, the team is very proud to have had generations of children come through the centre that are now bringing there very own young ones to experience the Country Bears way.