Our Rooms

Active Explorers Airport has four separate rooms, enabling us to deliver safe, nurturing and age appropriate learning experiences for all our children. We also provide lots of opportunities for children of all ages to come together to support Tuakana-Teina relationships (older children supporting the younger children).

Each of our rooms has a daily routine carefully designed to cater for its specific age group. Our curriculum includes an engaging mix of free indoor-outdoor flow and teacher assisted learning activities.

Little Kiwis

This is for our children aged 3 months - 2.5years.

The Little Kiwis caters for the individual needs of each child. The daily routine allows for change when needed.

Teachers of the Little Kiwis room have a vast amount of experience and have worked together for many years.

Relationships and parent communication allow the teachers to get to know the babies very well.  Each child has a communication book which travels from home to centre each day enabling both parties to know what is happening with the child 24 /7.

Food preferences are catered for and advice and support is available for first time mums.

Programme planning is based on the current interest of the child as well as the developmental stages that are met.

For the older children self -help skills are encouraged so that they move to their next group effortlessly.

Friendships are established that may last for the 5 years that the child is at the centre and beyond.



Supertots is the next progression from the Little Kiwis for 2.5 to 3 year old's. 

No longer babies they are developing their own personalities. Supertots encourages the continuation of self- help skills and self- confidence. This is the stage where they begin to move from solitary play and experience more social play.

Friendships are developed, social skills of sharing and taking turns are developing.  Understanding of boundaries are beginning.

Speech is developing and allowing more communication.

Supertots is about the continuation of new beginnings. The younger children are integrated and supported with the older children allowing Tuakana Teina to take place. (Younger children learn from older children)


Little Einstein

Little Einsteins endeavours to be a Home away from Home experience for 3-4year olds. 

We encourage the development of  literacy and numeracy skills as well as self -help and social  skills, caring  for the younger ones and respectful  relationships towards older children and adults.

There is never a dull moment with lots of opportunities to explore and discover new possibilities.

We practice Whanaunatanga (Family), we work together as one.

We encourage messy play along with social and solitary play meeting the needs of the individual child. 


Rising 5s

This is where our 4 to 6 year olds get ready for the next phase of their learning journey – primary school. Room 3 and 4 share an awesome outdoor area filled with lots of exciting and engaging equipment and activities.

Our group is all about diversity, relationships, inclusiveness and importantly the AROHA that our children in our classroom continue to portray and share together. All children, families and staff feel a sense of BELONGING to the Rising 5’s room.

It is an achievement to become a “Rising 5” member.

The voices of our families and children are what we hold important  and ensure that they are being heard.

The meaning of “TEAMWORK” lives within the room from staff and children alike as we believe that “TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM”’

We endeavour to offer learning opportunities to all of the Rising 5’s to ensure that they are confident in them- selves to move onto their next learning journey when they move to Big School.