St Lukes A childcare centre your family will love

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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!

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Session options:

  • 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

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4 rooms
Extended hours
Purpose Built
Healthy Heart Award

Welcome to Active Explores St Lukes

We would like to thank you for incredible care, dedication and love to our daughter and other kids. It has been an amazing experience for her, her very first English-speaking society experience and a great way to adopt in New Zealand. As parents, we noticed a significant improvement in her speaking, social skills, crafting, drawing and other aptitudes. Our special appreciation goes to all the Pohutukawa teachers.

Ardak Zhunussov & Polina Vorobeva

The staff at Active Explorers are so kind and have a genuine interest in the kids. It's not just a job. I can rest assured they care about my son. The Centre Manager is lovely, friendly, approachable and flexible. I also love that they are given a healthy home-cooked meals by the talented chef Csilla. 

Louise Arden

My 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.


What's On

AESL- Mother's Day Cards & Planters

All our tamariki have engaged in learning activities related to Mother's Day this month!


AESL Easter Crafts

We had some Easter craft activities this month! Tamariki were invited and encouraged to work on age-appropriate Easter-related crafts. Some toddlers demonstrated fantastic cutting skills with scissors already ;)


Childcare Assistance Update

Effective 1 April 2023, more people will be eligible for subsidy and the hourly subsidy rates will increase.


AESL Happy St Pats Day

This month, we celebrated St Patrick's Day. So happy to see our tamariki dressed in green!