Evolve CEO Rosanne Graham is focused not only on delivering the highest quality outcomes for children, but also on building rewarding and sustainable career pathways for New Zealand’s ECE professionals.
Welcome to Active Explorers St Lukes, a purpose built early childhood centre offering high quality care and education for under 5s. We know that kids learn best through respectful and reciprocal relationships with interested adults. Our staff love what they do, and are dedicated to bringing out the very best in each and every child.
At Active Explorers St Lukes your child will:
- Be an active participant in their own learning
- Spend time with interested adults and develop their communication skills
- Develop confidence about who they are and what they know
- Develop social competencies and build friendships with other children
- Develop a love of learning and have fun doing things they are interested in
Start your child’s learning journey at Active Explorers St Lukes. Call us now to arrange your visit!
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
- Half days (8:30 am – 12:30 pm or 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
- School hours (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
- Full days (7:30 am – 6:00 pm)
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Ages Catered For:
3 months - 5 years
Healthy Heart Award
Read our centre's ERO review
I first visited Active Explorers St Lukes in the early stages of my pregnancy in 2011 to see what it was like before enrolling my child. I was welcomed into a warm, friendly and bright centre. The baby room was clean and warm and every person in the room was engaged with a child. As a nervous first-time parent this put me at ease straight away. I enrolled my son and he has attended full-time since the age of 11 months
In every stage of his learning journey he has been lucky enough to have excellent teachers. I can say this honestly and without exception. In a few months, he leaves for Primary school and we are confident he will be very school ready. The support I have received from the teachers has also been very meaningful and I have formed some great friendships within the centre.
My baby daughter also now attends the centre and has settled well. The Centre Manager, and my daughters’ teachers in the Pariko Room have been very accommodating to us and welcome my lunchtime visits to breastfeed my baby. They even provided a chair for me to feed her in the nursery for morning drop off.
The centre encourages a feeling of belonging and the atmosphere is relaxed and intellectually stimulating for the children. The teachers are kind and loving. The staff know my children well and speak freely and honestly if there are any issues or concerns and I know I can do the same.
I will be very sad to leave Active Explorers St Luke’s when the day comes. They are a huge part of our daily lives as both my husband and I work full-time. I would recommend the centre to anyone who is considering placing their child in day-care.
18 months old daughter loves Active Explorers. How do I know? Because she is smiling when the lift opens in the morning, because she waves and smiles to everybody we meet in the hall, because she gives high fives, because she hugs her teacher, because I see joy on her face when I arrive in the afternoon. That is why I love Active Explorers, too.
I'm a happy mum and happy to see Dovi settled in Active Explorers. I would definitely recommend Active Explorers. All the credit goes to loving, caring affectionate teachers sharing knowledge with kids and parents
The teachers are so friendly and caring. They treat our babies and us parents like we are family. The amount of love and affection they show towards the children is amazing. The progress I have seen my child develop from day 1 is fantastic and just gets better each time. The promotion of healthy food eating, the culture days and event celebration is awesome with all the interaction they have with the children. I trust the staff with my child and already see the growth and development. It's very rewarding to watch.
The teachers are really amazing, and my daughter has learned a lot under their guidance. They have taught my daughter how to talk, how to behave and how to do things independently. Thank you very much for having such a great team who motivates each and every child to do their best.
It has been a second home for Aadya from the time she has joined the centre, initially it was very difficult for me as a mother but the love, comfort and care provided by the teachers in Taniwha room compelled me to forget all my worries. I have seen amazing transformation in Aadya (be it her walking, talking, social) etc, over she is growing to be a more independent girl and I am so proud to see that. Lastly, I would like to give special thanks to her primary care giver, who has been a source of relief for me specially in the initial days.
Evolve Education Group has been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Kindergarten Centre Operator in the 2019 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands awards.