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:


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 ailments.


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 plenty of parking right at the door. In addition, we have a hairdresser visiting regularly who can cut your child’s hair for a reasonable fee. We also provide 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

By using Ecostore toiletries we’re helping reduce chemicals in our waterways and ensuring our environment is gentler on children’s developing bodies.

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 “pig buckets” and prepare fruit and vegetables for mealtimes. Our clothing exchange helps reduce waste in landfills as well as being convenient for parents.

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.

…More supportive of our staff

With a seperate staff room that allows for ‘time-out’ during breaks, our staff are well-refreshed and ready to care for your child 100%. An excellent professional development programme ensures our staff continue to expand their skill-set and regular team-building activities ensure communication within our team is second-to-none. All these factors contribute to higher staff retention so your children can happily form secure bonds, knowing the staff will be sticking around!

…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.


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

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Current Wait List

Based on our current wait-list, start dates for newly enrolling children are as follows…

Babies: Monday and Friday spots available from June 2021.  

Big Kids (2-5 years) – Full time: November 2021

Part time: Monday, Tuesday and Friday full days and  Thursday afternoons (12.30pm-6pm) available now. 

Enrol early to ensure your child doesn’t miss out on high quality early childhood education!