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
  • Healthy Heart approved 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

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.