Active Explorers Henderson

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our story

We are a purpose-built childcare centre that understands the early years of a child’s life are crucial and by working together with the community and parents we get the most out of these years. We have 6 separate age appropriate room so all children can learn and develop at their own pace in an environment that caters to their individual needs.

We are proud of our bright and cheerful setting where our teachers have worked hard to create an environment that is stimulating and attractive, we also have beautiful landscaped outdoors environments where children can explore the wonders of nature. We create confident learners through our excellent transition to school programme and our much-loved, frequent visits from the library bus and our aerobics teacher, and children also have the unique opportunity to be part of a dance class every Friday which is a 2 min Walk away!

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.

centre information

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 5:45 pm

Session: 7:30 am to-5:45pm

Session: 8:30am to 3:30 pm

Session: ECE hours 9am-3pm (3-5yrs only)

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Ages Catered For:

3 Months – 6 Years

Centre Capacity (or specific rooms)

126 licence

Split into 6 age appropriate rooms


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  • Leaps & Bounds is an amazing place for my daughter. She loves her time here and has so much fun and is learning so much!


  • Leaps & Bounds Henderson is an amazing centre! My daughter loves to come and enjoys her learning, she has made amazing friendships. The teachers and staff are so warm and friendly, we wouldn't send her anywhere else!


  • Both my children have attended Leaps & Bounds Henderson. We have enjoyed every day of it. The teachers are excellent! Giving us feedback on the children on a regular basis. They prepare the children for school to a very high standard, with school visits and routines to learn what school will be like. I would highly recommend Leaps and Bounds Henderson to anyone wanting a top class early child care centre.


  • Our family has been really happy at Leaps & Bounds Henderson. The teachers are knowledgeable and genuinely care for the children. Our two boys have both thrived in this awesome environment.