Active Explorers

Our Active Explorers centres are a group of family-orientated, high quality vibrant and stimulating early childhood education facilities, where creative thinking is celebrated through enquiry – based learning.

Active Explorers, celebrating and growing enquiring minds.

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Active Explorers are inspirational places of learning for enquiring minds; where our highly-trained staff teach foundation skills so necessary for life’s challenges.

Here the love of learning is genuinely lived out. The busy, vibrant hum that greets you when you enter a Active Explorers learning centre tells you you’re in a place where children are engaged and absorbed and loving it.

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Whats New

Rubbish Scarecrow the Pick of the Bunch

The creative and environmentally conscious kids at Active Explorers Farnborough have taken out second prize in the much-anticipated Hamilton Gardens Scarecrow Festival.

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We’re Going on a Snail Hunt

Today the children went on a snail hunt, exploring our West Coast playground and discovering an abundance of snails amongst the flax and punga trees.

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Big Day Out Fundraiser for Lachie Big Success

Read all about it in the Hokitika Guardian.

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Whanau Disco and Shave for Lachie success at Active Explorers Hokitika!

Active Explorers Hokitika organised a Disco and Shave for Lachie's recovery!

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Testimonials

  • Leaps & Bounds Henderson is an amazing centre! My daughter loves to come and enjoys her learning, she has made amazing friendships. The teachers and staff are so warm and friendly, we wouldn't send her anywhere else!

    Sara

  • Our family would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for giving Jordan the very best in preschool education and care we could of only dreamed of. Your teaching, patience, warmth and guidance changed Jordan from shy, timid and quiet to outgoing and confident in her on abilities. If here school years are filled with skilled and warm teachers as yourself, we would be very lucky parents.

    Jordan’s family

  • Over the years my three children have formed wonderful bonds with all the staff. I have found the staff to be organised, professional, caring and helpful.

    Tania

  • Our family has been really happy at Leaps & Bounds Henderson. The teachers are knowledgeable and genuinely care for the children. Our two boys have both thrived in this awesome environment.

    Erin

  • Active Explorers Kaiwharawhara are fantastic-the teaching staff provide a caring and supportive environment. They encourage independent play and thinking and are flexible in catering for our daughters ever changing interests.

    Leigh
    Active Explorers Kaiwharawhara

  • The staff at Active Explorers Broadway made me and my two children feel welcome from the day we arrived. As a working mum, they made me feel at ease to leave my kids it a warm and welcoming environment which has encouraged their development. I have seen my children grow in confidence so much since joining the lollipops family and set in place the start of their learning journey. I would highly recommend Mel and her team to anyone. 

    Sophie Richards
    Broadway

  • Thank you all so much for taking care of our 2 boys over the last few years. They both loved their time with you all and we are all going to miss the wonderful environment you all provide.

    The N Family

  • In July 2016 Aurora and Hendrix come into our full time care. At the time a lot needed to be done to put things in place for these two children. Working full time meant needing to find a daycare and that’s where Active Explorers Victoria Ave come into play. They quickly accepted our two wee ones into their care and we have never looked backed. In two short years we have seen both Aurora and Hendrix blossom into amazing confident youngsters and we are grateful that this centre has helped to shape them. The amazing teachers and wonderful activities that our children partake in everyday has helped us to build a healthy future for them both. If anyone ever asks me where they go I am very quick to tell them Active Explorers on Victoria Ave, best teachers, best facilities and best activities. Thank you for helping us support Aurora and Hendrix.

    Wendy Anderson & Mona TuFuga
    Active Explorers Victoria Ave

  • Thanks for everything you have done for us all over the last 5 years. We really appreciate the care and quality education you have provided for our children.

    Mummy S

  • To all.  Nga mihi mahana, kia kotou katoa.

    Thanks for all your love, care and hugs. I will miss you and think of you. Its been an awesome time with you all. FUN FUN FUN! Hopefully next time I see you I will be playing rugby for the All Blacks.

    Arohanui, Tu-kaha