Papakura A childcare centre your family will love

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Welcome to Active Explorers Papakura, a recently opened, beautifully designed early childhood centre in the heart of Papakura. Amazingly resourced, with the latest equipment and first class facilities, we offer high quality care and education for children of local families. Our committed and passionate teachers will bring out the best in your child, setting them up with a lifelong love of learning.

Active Explorers Papakura is a place of wonderment and discovery  - a place where your little one will grow and develop confidence, become a creative thinker and gain the independence they need for future success.

Seeking the best for your child? Call Active Explorers Papakura today.

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Half day/full day options
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

3 months – 5 years

Healthy Heart Gold Award


4 Rooms
Nappies Included
20 Hours Free ECE
Purpose Built
Extended Hours
large outdoor area
Transition to school
Healthy Heart Award

Trust worthy staff!! Tidy clean centre! Made to feel so welcome. Attends to my child’s needs 100%

Jalena Eade

The staff communicates nicely and makes us feel part of the centre. It is also kept really clean! I like the way different age kids are kept in separate areas that is suitable for their development stages.

Imtiaz Khan

Active Explorers Papakura is the best Kindy I’ve come across. The teachers are passionate about what they do and engage well with the kids and parents. I’ve already recommended several friends who now send their kids there too.

Diana Okeme


Childcare Assistance Update

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


Mother's Day at AE Papakura

Today we celebrated the wonderful Wahine that make up our centre.


Mobile Swim Schools at Active Explorers Papakura

Active Explorers Papakura had a very exciting visit from Mobile Swim Schools!


Suzy Cato at Active Explorers Papakura

The Whanau room had a very special visitor yesterday, the truly wonderful Suzy Cato.