Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why so many families choose Active Explorers Invercargill. Here are just a few of them:

  • Ideally located in Invercargill’s CBD
  • Primary caregiving/key teacher care system means children forge strong bonds with a key teacher
  • Strong in NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language)
  • Regular excursions in the local area
  • Subsidised swimming programme for 4.5 year olds
  • School holiday programme that consists of many different experiences/themes
  • Fortnightly visits from a story teller from our local library
  • Perform in Polyfest every year
  • Celebrate birthdays, graduations, Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other meaningful occasions
  • Delicious meals, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack
  • Lunch box crew for our 5 year olds in preparation for school
  • Respect and acknowledgement of te reo Maori and Tikanga
  • Excellent teacher to child ratios (1:4 and 1:8 as opposed to Ministry requirements of 1:5 and 1:10)
  • Four separate classrooms catering for each age and stage
  • Vegetable garden in each outdoor area that the children help tend - these vegetables also contribute to our meals
  • Multicultural, inclusive environment
  • Focus on becoming more sustainable and have introduced wet bags
  • Healthy Heart Rito Award

healthy heart Active Explorers Invercargill

Active Explorers Invercargill has been awarded the Rito Healthy Heart for 2022-2024

The Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award is a free programme for early learning services, designed to help create a nourishing learning environment for tamariki.

There are three stages in the Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award journey: Rito, Whānau and Pā-Harakeke. Each award is made up of strands to complete with different themes.

Rito is the heart of the plant, where new beginnings start. It recognises commitment in founding a healthy eating and physical activity environment.

Whānau builds on the foundations set at Rito. It helps build and strengthen existing healthy eating and physical activity foundations at our centre.

Pā-Harakeke will weave healthy eating and physical activity practices sustainably into all aspects of our centre.

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.