Active Explorers Grey St

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Active Explorers Grey St has been privileged to be part of children and their family’s early years learning for over 16 years in the Manawatu. Our location is highly valued by our families who work in the CBD, providing convenience and a sense of comfort that their children are nearby. This is particularly valid for our families who are staff or students at Ucol, as we are situated on campus grounds.

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.

centre information

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Ages Catered For:

0 – 5 Years

Centre Capacity (or specific rooms)

We have two rooms – Pohutukawa Room is our under two year, and Kauri Room is our over two and rising fives room.


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  • Our daughter started with Active Explorers Grey St at a wee age of six months old. As first time parents, returning to the workforce and leaving our baby with anyone was a challenge. The team at Lollipops Grey Street have been amazing throughout this initial transition, and the second transition of our wee girl moving to the over 2's. She has developed so much since commencing care with Active Explorers. From her language development, understanding of numbers, colours, shapes and other concepts, to general confidence and day to day behaviours, we are amazed everyday at everything she explores and learns throughout the day. The team have been incredibly supportive throughout her other phases such as toileting, leaving behind the bottle, and shortly the dummy. As a mum, the idea of leaving her with others during the day was filled with a lot of anxiety, but she loves going to daycare, and misses her friends and teaches when we have holiday breaks. We honestly cannot speak more highly of the center and know that she will continue to grow and develop there. 

    Jamie Court
    Grey St