Why choose us?

Active Explorers Melville strives to gives children the best possible start in life. Here are just a few of the reasons why we’re the centre of choice for so many local families:

  • Extended opening hours
  • Nutritious cooked meals
  • Healthy Heart gold award
  • Large outdoor playground
  • Vegetable garden and an orchard that children help tend
  • We celebrate cultural events and local festivals
  • Holiday programmes
  • Excellent whanau relationships
  • Strong sustainability programme

Our philosophy

Equipping children to be successful in their world

At Active Explorers Melville we actively provide a respectful environment that ensures quality care where tamariki are empowered and feel safe with the presence of aroha.

We acknowledge and value the wide range of cultures at our centre, understanding that each culture brings with it richness. We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi through bicultural practice where we are inclusive, supportive and understanding of all children and their whaanau.

We value working alongside parents, whaanau and our communities. Through trusted conversations and shared experiences, we build partnerships that allow us to collaboratively grow and develop each child’s individual journey.

We build our practice upon warm, respectful relationships and open communication with both children and their whaanau to understand the holistic child. We are dedicated to ensuring children are nurtured so their wellbeing and safety are supported, they feel confident, and have positive and effective learning experiences.

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.