Catering for children 0-5 years

Learn, Grow, Explore

2 Archibald Drive, Milldale, Auckland

Here at MiniDale Explorers, our experienced team provide comprehensive educational programmes and professional care for your child, with plenty of natural education opportunities in a nurturing environment ready for your child to learn, grow and explore.

infants to 5 years +

We welcome children from infants to 5 years old +

meals included

We supply nutritional home cooked meals prepared by our in-house cook. 

full or part time

Full and part week care available, from 7am to 6pm

free ece hours

20 ECE hours available for 3+ year olds

We would be delighted to share your child's learning adventure


Children choose the areas that appeal to them and teachers support these interests and learning through conferencing. These discussions often lead into the recording of learning stories which are kept in individual children’s portfolios.


All children have the opportunity to experience a rich environment that encompasses tactile experiences, literacy and numeracy skills, outdoor play, sand, water, carpentry, block building, family play, puzzles, art and much more.


Our high number of caring qualified staff are there to ensure that during the time your child is at Mini Dale Explorers they are given outstanding quality education and nurturing that is tailored to their individual needs. To assist us in achieving this we have a excellent ratio of educators to the number of children present.


The Management and Staff at Mini Dale Explorers aim to provide high-quality early childhood care and education for young children and a supportive environment for parents and whãnau. We intend to achieve this by providing superior facilities, quality educational equipment and programmes and well-qualified and caring teaching staff.

Discover & play

We see the environment as the third teacher and have set up MiniDale Explorers to meet the varying developmental levels and learning needs of each child. We believe children learn through play and value our environment as it supports children’s learning. Learning experiences to extend individual children are integrated with in our daily programme. Natural and open-ended resources are available throughout the centre to enable endless opportunities for children’s imaginations to discover and play.

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2 Archibald Drive, Milldale

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09 421 1474

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We are a Early Learning Center for 0-5 year olds in Milldale, Auckland.


2 Archibald Drive,
Milldale, Auckland
09 421 1474


Monday - Friday
7am to 6pm
Part Time & Full Time

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