ABOUT US

Little Adventurers’ Early Learning Centre provides an option for childcare that is caring, convenient and affordable!

Unhappy with the declining quality of childcare depicted in the media, and skeptical of the prices charged by some providers, we are on a mission to bring Porirua families a better childcare option. We’ve thrown the rule book out the window and are changing the shape of childcare for the better. We provide a childcare option that is:

…Caring

Many children spend up to fifty hours or more in childcare centres each week we don’t believe that the minimum legislated requirements, which many centres operate at, provide an acceptable quality of care.

At Little Adventurers’ children have more space* to play and more staff* caring for them. In addition, furnishings have been chosen very carefully to pose the least amount of risk to the children and many of our teachers have experience caring for people who require extra care. We also use Ecostore toiletries and cleaning products as much as possible, which is a comfort to parents of children with asthma, eczema and other medical challenges.

…Convenient

Our long hours and convenient, central location are just the beginning – we also provide nutritious, seasonally-appropriate meals and can even supply nappies! Little Adventurers’ is easy to access and has parking right at the door. and provides a clothes swapping service that’s not just convenient but could save you money too!

We close for weekends and statutory holidays but don’t close for school holidays or teacher-only-days, for your convenience.

…Gentle on the environment

We purchase locally as much as possible decreasing our carbon footprint and supporting the local economy. Together with the children, we take steps towards a cleaner, greener future every day. Children are offered the opportunity to help sort recycling, tend gardens, take waste out to the chicken buckets and prepare fruit and vegetables for mealtimes. Our clothing exchange helps reduce waste in landfills as well as being convenient for parents.  By using Ecostore toiletries we’re helping reduce chemicals in our waterways and ensuring our environment is gentler on children’s developing bodies.

Our building renovation was undertaken with the environment in mind too. We chose as many natural and recycled materials as possible and furnishings were selected carefully with the children’s well-being, and that of our planet, in mind.

The after hours cleaning contractors, Janiking, are also committed to promoting good environmental practice and sustainability.

…An integral part of the community

We have regular excursions and incursions that provide great learning opportunities for your child. We make the most of the assets offered by our central location, taking children on regular outings to visit local facilities such as Porirua Library and Pataka.

Affordable

You will probably find we aren’t the cheapest but we certainly aren’t the most expensive childcare centre around. With a flexible fee schedule that allows for part-time and full-time enrolments we’re certain you’ll be pleased by the value we provide.

*than regulated requirements