About

Why choose us?

Active Explorers Central City gives children the best possible start, setting them up for a lifetime of engaged learning in a safe and supportive environment. Here are just a few of the reasons why we’re the centre of choice for so many local families:

  • Fun and inspiring activities such as yoga, playball, meditation, Mandarin lessons, vegetable growing, feeding the worms
  • Closely connected to our local community
  • We make the most of our central location with regular excursions designed around children’s interests (like Bunnings DIY gardening workshops, visits to the local rest home, library trips, art excursions and walks around our community
  • We are big on family and offer our maternity mums an extra weekly session for six weeks at no charge when baby arrives (subject to availability)
  • We do everything we can to accommodate last minute bookings and offer real value to our families in other meaningful ways
  • Our onsite chef provides nutritious balanced meals and snacks made fresh each day with fresh fruit and vegetables. Every child is catered to, including those with intolerances and allergies
  • Food is inclusive, and we offer morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack (optional fee of $5 in place for over 3’s)
  • Sunblock, wipes, milk provided
  • Multicultural centre where everyone is respected and welcomed
  • Special birthday and graduation celebrations for each child
  • Purpose built centre
  • Great transition to school programme

Our philosophy

As Kaiako we are here to guide, support and nurture our tamariki and our community

Valued Learning

Partnerships: Working jointly with community, whanau and tamariki to ensure the best outcomes for each child.

Social Competency: Providing tamariki with social and emotional capabilities to be life learners within our ever changing society.

Exploration: Supporting tamariki in their curiosity and exploring our community as they make sense of their world.

Culture: Affirming and celebrating each child’s culture, incorporating unique bi-cultural heritage of Aotearoa

Sustainability: Guiding and supporting our tamariki in learning about shared responsibility to care for and nurture the world we are in (Kaitiakitanga)

Literacy: Nurturing a love of communicative learning through multiple mediums for tamariki to fully express themselves.

About Evolve

Evolve Education Group is a leader in early childhood education, with over 120 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.