Why choose us?

Active Explorers Kaiapoi sets children up for a lifetime of engaged learning. Here are just a few of the reasons why we are the centre of choice for so many local families

  • Complimentary Weekly Kiwi Sports sessions which incorporates physical education with music
  • Weekly music sessions with Hey Dee Ho music which are also complimentary
  • Regular excursions (eg. to the local Kaiapoi Food Forest)
  • Large spacious outdoor area (including vegetable and berry gardens) looking out onto a big reserve
  • Close to Kaiapoi North Primary School
  • Conveniently located with ample parking 
  • We embrace family engagement to support children’s learning
  • We believe in sustainability and respect for the natural world
  • Growing Kiwi Gardeners fortnightly sessions
  • A consistent and stable teaching team dedicated to children's learning and wellbeing
  • Low nursery numbers to ensure quality care and interactions

Our Philosophy

Here at Active Explorers Kaiapoi children develop a sense of belonging in a warm welcoming environment, promoted by a child-led curriculum.

Children will be encouraged to be independent, problem solve, discover and become creative thinkers.

Respect and communication are at the heart of all learning and nurturing interactions.

We value respectful reciprocal relationships and embrace family and community engagement. 

We embrace our bi-cultural heritage and honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and recognise Māori as Tangata Whenua. 

Together we foster, value and celebrate children's uniqueness, culture, and individuality and inspire a lifelong love for learning. 


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.