Active Explorers Tauriko

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Active Explorers Tauriko is a modern, spacious early childhood centre in Tauriko on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Our centre is innovative and unique, and we pride ourselves on encouraging children to take risks while allowing them the freedom to explore in a warm and nurturing environment.

Our stimulating educational environment is rich in the latest learning resources and with the guidance of our enthusiastic and passionate kaiako, children are able to reach their full learning potential. Our unique country setting means our children have the freedom to grow and learn a respect for the world around them. We offer a free pick up and drop off service for our families so children don’t have to miss out on our rural adventure!

We know that a journey of excellence begins by working in collaboration with whānau to determine the needs and aspirations they have for their child, as well as understanding their child’s individuality. Kaitiakitanga is one of the many values we have here at Active Explorers Tauriko, it is important to us as we believe that all children should become good stewards of everyone and everything they see and interact with.

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 – 5:30 pm

Half Days/Full Days

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Ages Catered For:

3 Months – 5 Years


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  • Kerryn and Deb,

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for what was a fantastic day today.  The level of organisation required didn't go unnoticed, and it went off without a hitch!  The kids had a blast and it was so nice to meet some of the other parents too - the trip facilitated a real sense of community.


  • I really like how organic and outdoorsy your center is as Vic loves the fresh air and exploring outside. :)