Henderson A childcare centre your family will love

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We know that the early years of a child’s life are crucial - these are the years that set them up for a whole lifetime of learning. At Active Explorers Henderson we have the knowledge, experience and passion to give your child the best possible start. Our highly qualified teachers nurture, engage and inspire, working closely with families and the community to maximise children’s learning.

Our purpose built centre features beautiful landscaped grounds with six separate rooms catering for each age and stage. That means children can learn and develop at their own pace in an environment that’s safe, vibrant, and fun filled.

Want the optimum start for your child? Visit us today, at Active Explorers Henderson.

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 5:45 pm

Session options:

  • 7:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • ECE hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (3 – 5 years only)

Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

3 months – 6 years

ERO Report

Read our centre's ERO review

Healthy Heart
6 Rooms
20 Hours Free ECE
Large Outdoor Area
Transition to School Programme
Purpose Built
Extended Hours
Healthy Heart

On our very first visit we knew learning adventures was the best place for our baby - Rachael and the team were so warm and inviting, we knew he would be in very capable hands! Thanks for all the love, care and learning opportunities you provide for the children. 

Haley & Michael

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


Active Explorers 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!


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 Active Explorerers Henderson to anyone wanting a top class early child care centre.



Childcare Assistance Update

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


Visits from our Waitakere Library Bus

Having community connections like our Waitakere library bus come regularly to the centre gives our children our sense of belonging and connects them to our wider community.


Nga Kaitiakitanga - The guardians of the natural world

Our tamariki getting out and about in the garden, learning about the process of the natural world.


Active Explorers Henderson Annual Art Show 2019

Creativity and sustainability converged last night at Active Explorers Henderson's 2019 Art Show.