Ellerslie A childcare centre your family will love

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At Active Explorers Ellerslie we know children are our future.

We believe each child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world – and it’s our job to help them develop that potential. Conveniently located on the Ellerslie/Mt Wellington border, our purpose built centre offers high quality educational resources and a team of dedicated teachers who love what they do. We empower children to discover who they are, so they can express their own opinions and develop their own ideas.

Active Explorers Ellerslie celebrates difference, embraces multiculturalism, and goes the extra mile to ensure our families feel just as welcome here as our children do. Become a part of the Active Explorers community and set your child up for a bright future.

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75 Ballarat Street, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

3 months – 5 years

ERO Report

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20 Hours Free ECE
Transition to School Programme
Extended Hours
Large outdoor area
Purpose built
Healthy Heart

Thank you so much for the love, care, education and support you give to our boy. Every day he becomes more confident, chatty and clever, thanks to your guidance. Tim and I couldn’t be more grateful.


I absolutely love this daycare. My kids always tell me that they had a great day. The teachers are kind and responsible. Plus the food is healthy and good. I also like the activities such as visits to the retirement centre or a walk to paper road!

Sabrina Wahl

Lovely staff who have been at the centre for many years are well trained, and caring individuals. I like the consistency in child care. The best thing you can have at a centre is low staff turnover and Active Explorers Ellerslie has that!

Rachel Wesseldine


Social Emotional Learning!

We're passionate about teaching children Social-Emotional Learning with cool books and fun art!


Childcare Assistance Update

Effective 1 April 2023, more people will be eligible for subsidy and the hourly subsidy rates will increase.


Mother's Day at AE Ellerslie

Celebrating all the amazing Mothers at Active Explorers Ellerslie.


Creative play at Active Explorers Ellerslie

All our tamariki here at Active Explorers love extending upon their physical fitness levels and what a better way to do this while having fun alongside their peers.