About Lynne Rice

Centre Director - Learning Tree

Lynne is a seasoned educational professional with 27 years in Primary Education through to Deputy Principal level and entered ECE in 2008.  Lynne is the Centre Director for all Learning Tree Centres.

Lynne set up and managed Lollipops state of the art Highbrook Centre with 150 children, and also established their centre at Half Moon Bay with 100 children before coming to Albany to start the first Learning Tree Childcare centre at the beginning of 2012.  

"My profession has always been in Education. I am very passionate about learning and providing children with experiences that will teach them skills in order to become competent, life long learners.  I truly believe that children need to be respected and cared for with the same degree of respect that ideally we would give to adults. Hence, I have a passion for the RIE, Reggio and Pikler philosophy and feel that providing quality care and nurture for young children is extremely important. As an educator, I am committed to empowering and supporting children and their families in the transition to school process. I believe children need to experience new challenges, co-operative ventures and have the opportunity to be part of longer term projects.

I now have the fantastic role of leading an amazing team across our 5 Learning Tree sites".



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Learning Tree Hobsonville offers families in West Harbour, Auckland a high-quality early childcare centre. We are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing environment for our babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and in doing so, we help our children grow and develop during these crucial first five years.

At our Hobsonville day care centre, children are encouraged to play and explore both inside our centre and in our beautiful outdoor space. We boast excellent resources paired with passionate teachers to give your child the absolute best start in life.

Our Hobsonville daycare centre offers high teacher to student ratios and affordable fees, while our extended child care centre hours help ease the pressure off parents, caregivers and whanau. If you’re looking for a daycare centre in Hobsonville, West Harbour or Westgate, pop into Learning Tree for a visit.