We are situated on the corner of Sunnynook Road and Sycamore Drive in Sunnynook, North Shore, Auckland City.
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148 Sycamore Drive, Sunnynook.

Early Learning Centre

Sunnynook Community Early Learning (SCEL) is a non-profit community mixed-aged early childhood centre. It offers all day and sessional options with children of mixed ages and provides quality early childhood education and care.

The centre’s programme is based on Te Whāriki which is the New Zealand Early Childhood Education curriculum. The centre is available to families / whanau from all areas to provide support in a friendly, caring atmosphere. Our costs are very reasonable with the aim of making our service accessible to all of the families in our community.

We are licensed by the Ministry of Education to have 25 children – 8 under two-year-olds and 17 over two-year-olds. You can access our latest ERO report on the Ministry of Education website (Sunnynook Community Creche).


Ko Rangitoto te maunga
Ko Wairau te awa
Ko Sunnynook te kura kohungahunga
Rangitoto is our mountain
Wairau is our river
Sunnynook EL is our place of early learning

Te Kaupapa – Our Philosophy
Whakamana – Empowerment

We strive to create an inclusive learning environment where every child feels comfortable, secure, and knows that they have a place. Our tamariki will know that their voices and presence are valued, and that their families, whānau, cultures, and knowledge are respected.

Kotahitanga – Holistic Development

We recognise that holistic development encompasses hinengaro (cognitive), tinana (physical), whatumanawa (emotional), wairua (spiritual) and social and cultural dimensions; and that these dimensions are interwoven and need to be viewed holistically. We strive to provide a broad, rich curriculum that enables children to grow in their capabilities across all dimensions.

Whanaungatanga – Relationships

We believe in strong relationships between children, families/whānau, educators, and our wider community. These relationships create a warm, rich, and inclusive learning community. Having authentic, reciprocal, and trust-based relationships with families and whānau enables us to gain knowledge and understanding of tamariki and meet their needs, and the aspirations held for them.

Te Taiao – Environment

We believe that everyone at our centre has a role to play as kaitiaki (guardians) of our environment. Educators will support tamariki in finding their own roles in the ecology of our learning environment. Becoming more knowledgeable and respectful kaitiaki of our environment brings hope for a world that is sustainable for present and future generations.


Our staff are all qualified and registered teachers. All of our teachers are competent and confident educators who all have many years of experience working with young children and their families.


$15 per morning, $12.50 per afternoon or $35 per day. We do offer 20 free hours for children aged 3 years and over.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 9:00am to 3:30pm
Wednesday – Preschool – 8:30am to 1:00pm


We currently have a waiting list so please feel free to come in or email us and we will add you to our list. We aim to provide high quality early childhood education within our community for as many children as possible.


Our programme is based on the principles and strands of Te Whāriki (New Zealand’s Early Childhood Curriculum). We encourage and support freedom of choice for our children. The way in which we do this is to set up challenging and interesting experiences for each child to enjoy and explore.

Each child learns in his or her own way. It is our role to provide an environment that encourages and supports children strengths and interests. By providing children freedom of choice we are encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning at their own individual pace.

By supporting our children in this way we are encouraging them to become competent and confident learners. Te Whāriki, Ministry of Education, 1996.

You can contact Sunnynook Community Early Learning by phoning on 021 0275 0384 or email us at scc.creche@xtra.co.nz

We hope to meet you soon Ka Kite.

The Sunnynook Community Early Learning Team

Sunnynook Community Association


Community Food Pantry

We are excited to announce that the Community Food Pantry has been stocked and officially opened by our supporters from Benefitz.

The Pantry says Take What You Need, Leave What You Can. There is also flour, sugar, salt, cornflour from Gilmours Constellation Drive.

Please don’t abuse this wonderful community initiative, instead enjoy and support it as much as you are able.

Please PRIVATE MESSAGE if you have some items you would like to drop off for the pantry.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Please be advised that due to the current pandemic government measures, some of our groups have been cancelled. We will be updating our website as the situation unfolds. Please contact us via our contact form, to find out the latest status.


Privacy Policy for Sunnynook Community Centre

At Sunnynook Community Centre, accessible from www.sunnynookcomcente.co.nz, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Sunnynook Community Centre and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Sunnynook Community Centre. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

Log Files

Sunnynook Community Centre follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator and the Online Privacy Policy Generator.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Sunnynook Community Centre uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Sunnynook Community Centre.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Sunnynook Community Centre, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Sunnynook Community Centre has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Sunnynook Community Centre’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Sunnynook Community Centre does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.