Mana A childcare centre your family will love

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Active Explorers Mana offers high quality care and education for infants, toddlers and young children. Our team of well-trained professional teachers provide a warm and caring environment where little ones thrive, where individuality is celebrated, and where loving care is a top priority.

The early years are crucial for instilling a love of learning in tomorrow’s thinkers, thought leaders, and trailblazers. Set your child up for the future. Enrol now at Active Explorers Mana.

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30 Marina View, Paremata, Mana 5026

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 5:45 pm
Half day/full day options
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

3 months – 5 years

ERO Report

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4 Rooms
20 Hours Free ECE
Extended Hours
Transition to school
Large outdoors

I just want to let you know I have been so impressed with all the teachers over the last few weeks. Starting Isla in day care has been a challenging time for me as it always is with a change. The room one staff have been so fantastic in easing my anxieties and helping Isla settle in. I have been so impressed by how they keep in touch during the day if needed and all the feedback I have got.

Isla has settled so easily I think and that is because of the amazing nuturing environment and caring staff. Finlay also is doing so well and so happy in room 4. I again have been very impressed by the teachers.

Since we have been in Active Explorers Mana it has been such a great center to have our children in and nice to know they are safe and happy while we can't be with them. You are all so great at your job 


You guys were awesome from the moment I walked in the door, you made me feel welcome and after my sons first day it seems like you guys have done an awesome job with that. I couldn't ask for more!

Cameron Brown-Ward

You have been accommodating from the start and communicated well from the start of my inquiry to the actual enrolment and start date.

Quintin Bothma


Childcare Assistance Update

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


Look who visited Mana Active Explorers this afternoon!

A wee seal pup wondered into our car park looking for a bit of care. So all the children went out to investigate.


Matariki at Mana

To celebrate Matariki at Mana this year, families gathered together under the star-spangled evening sky, to share kai and celebrate our children’s art gallery.


Mother's Day Market at Active Explorers Mana

Active Explorers Mana held a Mother's Day Market and managed to raise an outstanding $287.10 for Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Porirua (The Womens Refuge).