Childcare options in Rukuhia

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Rukuhia - Hamilton

Little Explorers Early Learning Centre

Little Explorers Early Learning Centre is a new centre established in the beautiful rural community of Rukuhia.

We celebrate children’s exploration and discovery in their environment. We are located at 3302 Ohaupo Road, re-purposing an old icon of the community into a fresh and new beginning. Being located just minutes south of Hamilton, we are ideally placed to support families from Rukuhia, Ngahinapouri, Ohaupo, Te Awamutu and Hamilton in their choice for affordable and quality childcare.

Our Philosophy

Our Centre philosophy focuses around the belief that children learn about the world around them by being hands on investigators.

All children are unique and grow and develop at their own pace. At Little Explorers Early Learning Centre, there is a fundamental respect for all children, allowing this process to happen organically. We provide an environment where all children can develop and learn at their own pace.

Teachers have a responsibility to facilitate the learning environment to encourage exploration and inquiry. This includes allowing children the opportunity to challenge themselves and investigate things that interest them. Purposefully thought out environments stimulate creative thinking and imagination, enabling children to work individually, in small groups and within larger social gatherings. Children are given opportunities to acquire new knowledge, abilities and skills through varied learning opportunities and experiences.

We acknowledge the importance of whānau, and feel that genuine relationships form the basis of great learning communities. By building positive, responsive and reciprocal relationships with our children and their whānau, we enable them to contribute to their own learning.

At Little Explorers Early Learning Centre we believe that supporting children to become actively engaged in their environment ensures their readiness as confident and competent learners ready for wherever life leads them.

Licensed for

40 children

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Rukuhia - Hamilton

Kids at Home Rukuhia

Creating Lifelong Learners

Tamariki natural curiosity is the foundation for exploration and growth. They explore to make sense of the world, develop and have fun. Tamariki start their lives by exploring the world around them. They learn through everything they see, touch, hear, smell, taste and do.

Through play, nga tamariki engage in active learning and exploration. They learn more about their interests and about the world. Most importantly, they learn how to adapt to a changing world. Play helps us remain creative and provokes our imagination.

Our People

Our team at Kids at Home is a dedicated team of individuals who have been chosen for their commitment to provide quality, educational in-home childcare. Kids at Home’s management team also consists of experienced Early childhood professionals and others who have worked within other roles in ECE for many years. We are proud of our positive workplace culture which can be felt as soon as you walk through our office doors!


Playgroup provides your child with a rich learning setting that encourages your child to build a foundation for future learning. Our groups provide your child with the opportunity to mix and make lifelong friends with other tamariki

Music Groups

Music groups provide your child the opportunity to participate in singing, dancing and experiment with musical instruments.

Music is an important part of any child care program. Listening to music, singing, playing musical instruments, and moving to music are all activities that support tamariki development.

Outings and Excursions

Visiting Teachers plan trips to events or places of interest in the community such as fire stations, the zoo, museum, parks etc. (Whanau and friends are welcome to attend).

High Standard of Care

Our Teachers and Educators pride themselves on the quality of care and education each child receives.

We do not limit ourselves to one teaching method or philosophy because we understand that your child is unique. We believe that each child has their own learning style and personality.

Kids at Home’s Visiting Teachers are fully qualified and certificated ECE Teachers with a current practicing certificate from the Teaching Council; our handpicked Teachers have many years of experience and expertise between them.

Kids at Home’s Visiting Teachers support Educators with regular visits and planning for education and development of tamariki.

Licensed for

4 children

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