Why choose us?

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

  • Nutritious cooked meals provided by centre cook
  • Healthy Heart gold award
  • Full day and half day options
  • Four separate rooms for different age groups
  • Family friendly environment that fosters relationships with parents and whanau
  • Well resourced
  • Dedicated, experienced teachers who stay at the top of their game with ongoing training and professional development
  • Te Reo and Tikanga Māori are incorporated into our daily practice

Our philosophy

Here at Active Explorers Mana it is all about relationships. Our programme is constructed on a culture of manaakitanga.  The word ‘manaakitanga’ speaks of the heart and is easily understood by all. Through our care moments, daily practice and interactions with one another and the environment our unique identities and culture as a community is established. 

About Evolve

Evolve Education Group is a leader in early childhood education, with over 120 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.