Invercargill A childcare centre your family will love

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Active Explorers Invercargill is a modern, purpose built centre in the heart of town. With  Queens Park, the local museum and the library on our doorstep, our children have plenty of opportunities for spontaneous excursions! Our dedicated team of teachers deliver the highest quality care across four separate rooms, each specially designed so that our tamariki can grow and develop in an age appropriate environment. Our vibrant playgrounds and outdoor areas are well crafted for Southland’s changeable weather, so our little Active Explorers can enjoy outdoor activities all year round.

Are you looking for the best for your child? Thanks to our well thought out curriculum and inclusive, nurturing environment we can give your child the ideal start. Add to this our subsidised swimming programme, participation in Polyfest, and exciting holiday programmes, and it’s easy to see why we are the centre of choice for so many families.

Come and join us at Active Explorers Invercargill.


70 Arena Avenue, Avenal, Invercargill 9810

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 5:45 pm
Half day/full day options
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

3 months – 5 years

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4 Rooms
20 Hours Free ECE
Purpose Built
Extended Hours
Large Outdoor Area

I LOVE the passion of the staff. The facilities are well maintained and clean. I feel my child is safe and loved while there. 

Rachel Gerrard

Wonderful staff, amazing atmosphere and general overall care and enjoyment!

Andrea Stiles

My son is always happy to go in the morning, and happy when I pick him up. The teachers and staff are lovely and approachable.


I love the environment, my daughter is always happy there. It’s great having meals supplied there. Fantastic play ground!!! Great teachers.

Esther Brown