Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why families choose Active Explorers Glenfield Kea. Here are just a few of them:

  • Lovely modern building which is homely and welcoming
  • Convenient location handy to our local Glenfield mall 
  • Short day (8.30am to 3.30pm) and long day (7.30am to 6pm) options
  • We offer an environment rich in intentional teaching and free play opportunities to stimulate our children’s natural exploration and interests
  • We supply nappies and wet bags for wet clothing and togs
  • Our full time centre cook creates delicious, nutritious morning tea, cooked lunch and afternoon tea
  • Different learning spaces for each age and stage with a focus on tuakana teina relationships where we come together to learn from each other.
  • Strong community focus
  • Termly visits from our local librarian delivering a love of literacy through stories and rhythm and rhyme  
  • Weekly complimentary Hey Dee Ho music classes during term times
  • Weekly complimentary Little Scientist classes

Our philosophy

Active Explorers provide a nurturing interactive learning environment where relationships that reflect our values are at the heart of supporting children to develop a love for learning to become capable competent lifelong learners. Our teachers/kaiako design the curriculum to support individual development within a collaborative environment that inspires curiosity, knowledge, imagination, and respect, fostering inclusivity and a sense of belonging as children grow in confidence discovering their valued place within the world and that which is around them. Active Explorers value parent whānau relationships as this partnership is pivotal in understanding, supporting, and providing meaningful learning experiences and opportunities for all children.


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.