Our qualified Albany childcare teachers really do care


We have an incredible team of qualified ECE teachers under the leadership of our ECE qualified and highly experienced centre management team.  Please come and visit us and meet our team of awesome childcare teachers at our Albany childcare centre who want your child to be happy, cared for and to grow socially, mentally, and physically.

About Jalaine Armstrong

Centre Manager - Albany

Hello and Kia Ora, my name is Jalaine Armstrong and I am the Manager of Learning Tree in Albany. I have been in Education for 12 years with a prior background of 14 years in home based Nannying.  I have always had a passion for education and the care of children but after having my own family I returned to Tertiary education and obtained a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE).  I am deeply inspired by Reggio to develop beautiful environments and safe, meaningful care for our children.


Married, with 3 wonderful daughters and 3 beautiful granddaughters,  I enjoy reading, scrapbooking and am an avid quilter.  My family and I are involved in Motorsport and enjoy travelling around the country with our car.


I look forward to meeting you and being part of your families journey.

About Levon Pretorius

Assistant Manager - Albany

Kia ora

I’m Levon and I am the Assistant Manager at Learning Tree Albany. I’m originally from South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2003. I could not imagine living anywhere else but this beautiful Aotearoa.

I have a Diploma of Teaching (ECE) and have worked at Learning Tree since I graduated. I have had many different roles over the years but the love of children and providing excellent care and a robust programme has remained constant.

I am inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to provide the children with beautiful learning environments in which children are able to grow up as confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging, secure in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.

I enjoy working alongside fellow teachers who are passionate about the role they play in the lives of children, their own learning journey as well as those of the children in their care.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, swimming, watching movies and travelling.

I look forward to getting to know you and being a part of your family’s journey


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Learning Tree Albany is one of North Auckland’s most sought after childcare centres for its quality of care and beautiful learning facilities. We believe children learn best in a positive environment where they are encouraged to play and explore while being taught our day care’s key values of honesty and respect, integrity and trust.

The first five years of life are incredibly important to a child’s brain development, relationship building and self-confidence. At our daycare, we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing space filled with stimulating activities and passionate teachers. We see the educational opportunities in every day moments, from exploring nature to learning to share with other children at child care.

Our Albany and North Shore childcare centres have a wonderful reputation for excellent education and high teacher to child ratios. We offer competitive fees and extended hours to make life easier for parents, caregivers and whanau in the North Shore. Pop into our daycare centre for a free visit to meet our fabulous teachers and see what a day in the life of a daycare student is like.