About

Why choose us?

Active Explorers Richmond 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:

  • We value a Primary Care approach where teacher/child relationships are fostered
  • We follow tikanga practices and use te reo Maori to reflect the dual heritage of Aotearoa
  • We acknowledge the importance of parents as first teachers and encourage relationships between teachers, parents and whanau
  • Inclusive, multicultural environment
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack provided
  • Healthy Heart Rito award
  • Weekly swimming lessons during term time
  • Monthly ‘Bike Days’ and bike/scooter trips to the local velodrome
  • Weekly cooking sessions
  • We celebrate many special occasions such as Matariki, Daffodil Day, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
  • Regular community excursions to local parks
  • Transition to School programme

Our philosophy

At Active Explorers Richmond the children and adults work and learn together in a safe, caring and fun environment.

Together we Nurture
We’re nurturers, valuing a safe, warm and caring learning environment where we actively explore and learn together through (intentional) play.

Together we Respect
We’re about finding joy in learning. We encourage children to make wise learning choices that show respect for themselves, each other and the environment. Children are supported to grow empathy, to take risks, to develop social skills, to build relationships and grow independence.
Together we have Purpose
We’re all hands-on, offering children small group activities where we talk to each other and treat each other kindly.

Together we are Community
We’re all on the same team, whanau, parents, teachers, children, grandparents and caregivers are all involved in the learning that takes place here.

Together we Celebrate Diversity
We’re about diversity, equity, the places we have come from, and the opportunities we have ahead of us.

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.