Hokitika A childcare centre your family will love

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Nestled in the heart of the residential zone, Active Explorers Hokitika has a dedicated team of teachers who are passionate about providing quality care for our whanau and community. Our warm and welcoming centre has vibrant spaces that nurture and engage, with separate rooms specially designed for each age and stage.

Big on sustainability, we are on a journey to becoming an award-winning Enviroschool, and love the meaningful learning experiences this provides for our tamariki. If you are looking for the ultimate start for your child, come and visit us at Active Explorers Hokitika.

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:45 am – 5:15 pm
Half day/full Day options
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

3 months – 5 years



ERO Report

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3 Rooms
20 Hours Free ECE
Purpose Built
Extended Hours
large outdoor area

This is a quick note to say thanks for all the hard work the teaching team put in to taking care of our daughter. She has really come of age since she started at Active Explorers Hokitika. Myself and my wife have noticed a big change in her social skills and has developed a good rapport with the staff and other children.  I would recommend Active Explorers Hokitika to anyone interested in quality daycare with staff that are passionate about their job.

I would recommend Active Explorers Hokitika because my daughter is very happy going there which makes me very happy. She asks most days if she has kindy today.

Sonia Fleming

My son absolutely loves Active Explorers Hokitika. He i always so happy when I pick him up and the connections he has made with his teachers is so heart warming to see. As a parent I have always struggled with the idea of preschool, but the staff are great and have made it so easy! It is also very exciting to see all of the new skills he is learning. Thank you so much Active Explorers Hokitika!


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