About Us


To empower lifelong enthusiasm for learning.


To provide excellent care and education in a safe well- resourced family friendly environment.


To engage children in positive relationships, and enable them to be explorers of their own learning.  To support the development of learning dispositions that enable children to become competent and confident learners.


We wish our communications to be as open, regular and informative as possible.   Let us know your children's needs and share the aspirations you have for them with us, so together we can consider these when we are making decisions for their care and education.

We recognise parents are often restricted by time and to assist this we have instigated a variety of communication means:

Whiteboards & notice boards in the entrance foyers, learning displays on the walls in the rooms; Parent Information evenings;  regular newsletters & room reports,  facebook and storypark posts.

Parent file boxes for each family located in the entrance areas- in which we post  book club forms, fund raising requests, survey questionnaires & consultation forms...  please clear these weekly.

Suggestions Box:  We invite you to post any queries, suggestions or issues into the red box in the office hallway or email Avril @ director@childcareInvercargill.co.nz 


If you have any concerns regarding children or the centre contact the Director, Avril,  on  027 357 6998

Download our policy for the full procedures for Complaints, Concerns & Suggestions   



Our Centre's Organisational Structures:

REGISTERED CHARITY: Surrey Park is an Incorporated Society, and a registered charity.  All income goes to the operating costs of the centre and most importantly, to supporting children's learning.


GOVERNANCE: A parent committee is voted in at the annual general meeting.  Our Committee consists of a President, Treasurer/Secretary and at least 5 committee members who oversee the portfolios for Property, Fund raising, Parent Support and Personnel. The Governance employ the Director to manage Surrey Park in accordance with commonly accepted business, professional practice and ethics.


Committee meetings are held monthly on the fourth Monday at 7pm.  Following the meeting the minutes are displayed in the foyer hall way.  Copies can be emailed on request. For the latest information go to Governance News


If you are interested in joining the governance committee contact  the   Director 027 357 6998 or email info@childcareinvercargill.co.nz.


LEARNING ROOMS: We have 5 Teaching Teams: