Our Teachers Really 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 Apollo childcare centre who want your child to be happy, cared for and to grow socially, mentally, and physically.

About Samantha Young

Centre Manager - Apollo

Kia ora, my name is Samantha Young, and I am the Centre Manager of Learning Tree Apollo Drive.

My passion for working with small children developed at a young age and after studying and travelling, I began working in the ECE sector in 2007. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Education, Psychology and English.

I joined Learning Tree in 2011 with my two daughters, Kaylan and Chloe who are now both at Primary School. I have worked at our Albany and Hobsonville branches and most recently joined the wonderful team at Apollo Drive with my son, Lucas.

My personal teaching philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and the Montessori method. I believe all children are unique, competent, and capable and deserve to experience           respectful, high quality teaching practices in learning environments that are thoughtful and inspiring. 

We look forward to having you join our Learning Tree family and being part of your child’s learning journey.

About Marta Buchajczyk

Assistant Manager - Apollo

Hello, my name is Marta Buchajczyk and I am the Assistant Manager of Learning Tree Apollo Drive.

I began my journey within the education sector in 2012 with a passion to foster a love for learning for all tamariki. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education.

I joined Learning Tree Albany in 2011 and after taking a year off to work and travel overseas I re-joined the Learning tree Apollo team at the start of 2017.

My teaching philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach; I strongly believe in the environment as the third teacher in fostering powerful learning experiences for children.  I believe that all young children are unique and thriving beings eager to discover not only themselves but their world around them. Through following their interests and passions I aspire to create a curious and exciting environment in which they can learn and explore. I hope to encourage growth and a positive sense of self for all our children making them feel safe and loved at Learning tree!


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Our Learning Tree day care centre on Apollo Drive is an excellent choice for families in Auckland’s Albany and Rosedale neighbourhoods. Our centre offers a safe environment for children to explore, learn and develop with nurturing teachers who are passionate about what they do.

At our child care centre, we believe in the importance of positive learning experiences in the first five years of life. After all, these early experiences will become your child’s foundations of learning. To help children reach their full potential, we offer both structured learning activities and plenty of time for free play both indoors and out.

Learning Tree Apollo Drive in Rosedale offers competitive fees and excellent teacher to student ratios. Our centre is open for extended hours to make drop offs and pick-ups easier on parents, caregivers and whanau. Come into our childcare centre for a visit, we’d love to meet you.