Our People

Helen Chester , Centre Manager

What inspired you to build your career in ECE?

I feel children are the future and I wanted to be a part of preparing them for the world, being part of their growth and development. I’ve been working in this sector for 15 years now.

What do you love most about what you do?

Building relationships with the children and their families.

What sets your centre apart?

Active Explorers Lower Hutt is warm, friendly and very multicultural. We embrace diversity and take every opportunity to celebrate the various cultural traditions and events of our children and families.

What keeps you busy outside of Active Explorers Lower Hutt?

I’ve got two sons and am an active sports mum, supporting my boys with their early sports careers.

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching.