Active Explorers Tai Tapu is a place where kids are encouraged to wonder, imagine, discover and create. Located in the beautiful close-knit community of Tai Tapu, just ten minutes  from Halswell and Lincoln, our centre boasts a gorgeous natural environment, plenty of space, and top quality resources.

A home away from home for our children, we have two separate classrooms – our Preschool/Nursery (0-3years) and the Prep Room (3-5years).  Each are staffed by a team of well qualified and highly experienced teachers who provide a warm, respectful and caring environment. Our rich programmes are woven with dynamic learning opportunities that keep kids engaged and inspired.

We are the perfect start to a lifetime of learning.

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Half day/full day options
Closed Saturday, Sunday, & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

3 months – 5 years

ERO Report

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2 Rooms
20 Hours Free ECE
Transition to School Programme
Extended Hours
Purpose built

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Active Explorers Tai Tapu. Max has been with the centre for three years or so and has had some wonderful teachers in this time – he’s loved it and has made some great friendships and had lots of fun! In particular, it has been great to see all the positive changes over the last six months. The staff and management are always so friendly and accommodating – so a BIG THANK YOU to an awesome team. It’s sad to say goodbye!

Verity Bloy

Amazing! We’re loving the increasing use of Story Park and group stories, and the amazing individualised support the team have put in to help Felix.

George Anderson

I am very happy with Active Explorers Tai Tapu. They are so friendly and welcoming, my kids are so happy to be left and they always tell us about the fun day they've had when they get home. The manager and staff are all lovely and very welcoming and enthusiastic.

Julie Mills


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A big congratulations to Suzi and Trish who have just graduated with their Bachelor of Teaching and Learning ECE. Well done!


Newsletter April 2019

Newsletter April 2019