Family orientated, vibrant and stimulating, our Active Explorers centres celebrate creative thinking, encourage curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning.

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We know that choosing the right care and education for your child is a big decision. The pre-school years lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning - for children to reach their true potential they need to be nurtured, inspired and engaged.

At Active Explorers we celebrate and grow enquiring minds. We foster imagination, encourage self-confidence, and instil our children with a sense of joy and wonder.

Our passionate team of educators provide the highest quality care in a safe and happy environment, so you can rest easy knowing that your child is in the best possible hands.

Give your child the greatest start in life. Find an Active Explorers centre near you.

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Words cannot express the appreciation and gratitude we have for the Active Explorers Melville team, leaving our 2 boys every morning was like leaving them with family. From day 1 we felt so comfortable knowing our boys were well cared for and loved. They have excelled so much and have learnt so many new things since being in Active Explorers care. We will miss the entire team at Active Explorers Melville, and a massive THANK YOU to all the lovely educators who had both Brooklin and Braxton in their care.


I like to think of Active Explorers as our second home. Being with them for almost three years, we have gained a sense of belonging and connection with all staff and can tell our children's learning is valued. I often think 'would my kids know what she does now, if she were at home with me all these years?'. For me this has been a big investment that I will never regret! The centre make such an effect to incorporate all family and cultures into events, such as GUFF day, Matariki and other various occasions, that it is something to look forward to each year. I always feel up to date with what my children are learning with the regular stories that are published on Storypark and chitchats with the staff. I have referred various people to the centre as I am confident they will love it as much as me!

Alisha Paewai

I cannot express how happy I am that my children have spent the last two years at Active Explorers Melville. I believe this day care has a well balanced structure. During the day the kids have the opportunity to learn different things with the guidance of their fantastic teachers and on their own. Learning about different topics, various activities, outdoor/messy play, mat times and music times create a positive and fun learning environment for the kids. I can't thank the teachers enough for always providing their ongoing love, care and full support. Thank you for making a difference.


What's On

Local Fire Station Pays a Visit

A visit from the local fire station was a source of much excitement for the children at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay.


Much to be Learned from Chickens and Eggs

The Living Eggs Programme provides a unique hands-on opportunity for children to get up close and personal with the chick hatching process and this month, the children at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay were treated to an inside glimpse of nature at work.


Active Explorers Richmond's Budding Florists

Showcasing your work at a local A&P show is a BIG DEAL. And today, the children at Active Explorers Richmond poured all their creativity and focus into crafting beautiful sand saucer flower gardens to enter in this weekend's much anticipated show.


Diwali Dress-up Day

Active Explorers Glenfield celebrated Diwali in style this year with a dress-up celebration day bursting with fun and colour.