Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why families choose Learning Adventures Rotorua. Here are just a few of them:

  • Fantastic outdoor areas and gardens
  • Special classes and activities including bike day for 3-4 year olds every second week
  • Regular excursions
  • Strongly connected to our local community
  • Awesome location in the heart of culture and history
  • Free van pick up for children aged 2 and over
  • All meals provided with delicious Healthy Heart menu
  • Wet wipes provided
  • Open door policy
  • Healthy Heart Award



" A huge thank you to the parents, staff and entire team at Learning Adventures Rotorua Day Care at Whakarewarewa for their amazing generosity. Parents have donated a massive amount from people with young kids in the Napier and Gisborne areas. We will add it to the other things collected and make sure it gets to the people who need it the most. Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest "
Todd McClay, MP of Rotorua 


healthy heart award Learning Adventures Rotorua

Learning Adventures Rotorua has been awarded the Whānau Healthy Heart for 2022-2024

The Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award is a free programme for early learning services, designed to help create a nourishing learning environment for tamariki.

There are three stages in the Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award journey: Rito, Whānau and Pā-Harakeke. Each award is made up of strands to complete with different themes.

Rito is the heart of the plant, where new beginnings start. It recognises commitment in founding a healthy eating and physical activity environment.

Whānau builds on the foundations set at Rito. It helps build and strengthen existing healthy eating and physical activity foundations at our centre.

Pā-Harakeke will weave healthy eating and physical activity practices sustainably into all aspects of our centre.

Our philosophy

E tangata e tangata E tangata - for the people, about the people, are the people.

Here at Learning Adventures Rotorua, we pride ourselves on being a place where the heart of learning begins (te ngakau ako). The journey of the waka along the stream of knowledge (Te haerenga o te waka I te awa o te matauranga) embraces our positive life ready programme.

We establish respectful and collaborative relationships with families and seek to fulfill family aspirations for their children.

Learning Adventures Rotorua aspires to uphold the Treaty Of Waitangi, we stand within the Whakarewarewa community, where we embrace all cultures.

‘Poipoia te kakano kia puawai’

‘Nuture the seed and it will blossom’

 With regular walks to the red woods, our children learn through the natural environment.

About Evolve

Evolve Education Group is a leader in early childhood education, with over 100 centres across New Zealand offering a range of top quality learning options for all of our families.

Our highly regarded brands – which include Active Explorers, Lollipops, Pascals, Learning Adventures, Little Wonders, Little Lights and Little Earth Montessori – nurture children to love learning and become the best they can be. Rich and diverse educational opportunities are delivered by passionate, experienced educators in purpose designed centres equipped with the latest learning resources.

Evolve Education Group is helping shape the future, preparing little minds for great things in today’s ever changing world.