Farnborough A childcare centre your family will love

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Well known for our nature based learning programmes and passion for sustainability, Active Explorers Farnborough is the ideal early childhood centre for celebrating and growing enquiring minds. Located just six houses down from a wetlands reserve and park, our tamariki benefit from a large natural playground that’s quite literally on their doorstep. This dishes up a wealth of opportunities for exploration and learning.

Our team of highly experienced and passionate educators also place great emphasis on expressive arts, encouraging children to cultivate their own unique talents and potential in an environment that is nurturing, encouraging and respectful.


35 Farnborough Drive, Nawton, Hamilton 3200

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 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
Extended Hours
large outdoor area
transition to school
purpose built

Thank you for the huge part you have played in our wee mans life. He has loved his time with you and he will take the skills you have instilled in him into the next exciting stage of his life. Thanks again

Mum of Jack

Thanks so much for all the love, kindness and support you have shown our family especially in the past year. Thanks for teaching our babies and going the extra mile to help. We will miss all your smiling faces.

Vercoe Family

Thank you for all your help, support, advice in regards to our children over the years. We as parents appreciate any help that is available. You have an awesome team Angela.  

Sam’s Mum

Thank you for having the ability to be able to break into and understand this little man of ours, as it never happened in 2 other places. He went from crying and screaming fits, to really wanting to go. Thanks again!

Jacob’s Dad

Our family would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for giving Jordan the very best in preschool education and care we could of only dreamed of. Your teaching, patience, warmth and guidance changed Jordan from shy, timid and quiet to outgoing and confident in her on abilities. If here school years are filled with skilled and warm teachers as yourself, we would be very lucky parents.

Jordan’s family


Childcare Assistance Update

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


Mother's Day draw!

Congratulations to Anna Rose, Courtney, and Kerrin for winning the piemaker and recipe books in our mother's day draw!


Rubbish Scarecrow the Pick of the Bunch

The creative and environmentally conscious kids at Active Explorers Farnborough have taken out second prize in the much-anticipated Hamilton Gardens Scarecrow Festival.


Active Explorers Farnborough took a trip to Raglan

A great beginning to a real understanding of the plight of the Maui Dolphin.