Victoria Ave A childcare centre your family will love

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Want peace of mind knowing that your child is close by? Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Active Explorers Victoria Ave provides convenience and a sense of comfort for parents working in the CBD. Our warm, welcoming and family orientated centre is staffed by a qualified and experienced teaching team who are passionate about what they do. They’ll nurture and inspire your child, and ensure they get the best possible start to their lifetime of learning.

Help you child take the best first step. Call us now at Active Explorers Victoria Ave.


4 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North 4410

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

0 – 5 years

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3 Rooms
20 Hours Free ECE
Transition to School Programme
Extended Hours

I have been privileged to be part of the Active Explorers whanau now for about 14 months. His love of te reo maori has been fully supported and his ability to say his mihi and lead karakia has blown me away. The communication has been great and i enjoy the conversations between teachers. I am always informed about how he’s doing and what he has done during the day and he will still venture back to visit which we think is pretty neat. Seth has grown so much in his time at Active Explorers and I know he will be well prepared for when goes to school with the support of the rising 5's. A big thank you to all the team for taking such great care of our pepi and laying down the foundations for his learning journey.

Stacey Thompson

In two short years that our kids have been at Active Explorers Victoria Ave, we have seen them both blossom into amazing confident youngsters and we are grateful that this centre has helped to shape them. The amazing teachers and wonderful activities that our children partake in everyday has helped us to build a healthy future for them both. If anyone ever asks me where they go I am very quick to tell them Active Explorers on Victoria Ave, best teachers, best facilities and best activities. Thank you for helping us support Aurora and Hendrix.

Wendy Anderson & Mona TuFuga

Active Explorers Victoria Ave is not just a daycare centre, it is a family. It is reassuring to know that my toddler is surrounded by loving caring teachers and children who are so eager to help him learn and progress. All the teachers in the centre are aware of all kids in the centre even if they aren’t in the same class, this just shows how caring they are! Seeing how proud his teachers are of him and how supportive they are makes the centre the best choice we could have made.

Morghann McGregor


Childcare Assistance Update

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


Active Explorers Victoria visits a Marae

Some of the children and teachers from Te Puawai tots room at Active Explorers Victoria visited Te Hotu Manawa o Rangitane Marae.