Why choose us?

Aroha mō te ako, Aroha mō te ora Love Learning, Love Life E noho ana te koakoa o te ora ki konei The joy of learning lives here

There are a host of reasons why so many families choose Active Explorers Blenheim. Here are just a few of them:

  • Convenient central location
  • Session hours to suit the working parent
  • Next to the cricket grounds and netball courts, so plenty of outdoor space for our children to utilise
  • Healthy daily meals provided - no need to pack a lunch box
  • Strong transition to school programme
  • Rooms dedicated to each age and stage of a child's development
  • Regular visits to the centre from interesting people including the Police, Ambulance, authors, and even farm animals!
  • Great outdoor area with an awesome playground and a vegetable garden the children tend
  • Purpose built and well cared for centre that provides a great environment for learning
  • online communication - Storypark
  • Kaiako that have a genuine desire to work with Whānau 


We partner with local after school provider "Bread of Life". https://www.oscarsblenheim.com/

Teaching Kaupapa - Philosophy

We aspire to live up to our name here at Active Explorers.

To explore we know that we must first feel safe, secure and connected to people and the place where we stand. At Active Explorers we strive to work in partnership with whānau, providing learning environments for tamariki that are accepting and reflective of who they are individually and as a community. We aim to support tamariki and whānau to have ownership of this place and to see the potential in themselves and the world around them.

Explorers have a growth mindset that drives them to seek knowledge and understanding and build new ways of being and doing. At Active Explorers we offer learning around the dispositions and skills that will enable tamariki to navigate and succeed during their learning journeys.


Our priorities for learning are

Manaakitanga – Ako -  Kaitiakitanga -Whanaungatanga

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.