The whole team are absolutely amazing. There dedication and learning environment they provide for our children is truly a credit to them all. They have a creative hands on teaching approach with the children. The Rising 5 programme has been very beneficial for Alec when started school in August allowing him to be willing, Able and ready for school. Story Park is a great tool to communicate the day to day activities our children get up to which we as parents miss while working, you still feel connected and you haven’t missed out on a big achievement or milestone they could of reached.
The relationship between the children and teachers still to this day amaze me especially since my two boys have been there from 10 months on and are now 5yrs & 3yrs old. The respect and that really caring connection they have is reassuring for a parent. You know you have made the right choice in childcare when your children don't want to come home cause they are having too much fun with there friends and teachers!
I like to think of Active Explorers as our second home. Being with them for almost three years, we have gained a sense of belonging and connection with all staff and can tell our children's learning is valued. I often think 'would my kids know what she does now, if she were at home with me all these years?'. For me this has been a big investment that I will never regret! The centre make such an effect to incorporate all family and cultures into events, such as GUFF day, Matariki and other various occasions, that it is something to look forward to each year. I always feel up to date with what my children are learning with the regular stories that are published on Storypark and chitchats with the staff. I have referred various people to the centre as I am confident they will love it as much as me!
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.
We were very fortunate to be part of the Active Explorers family for four amazing years. The Centre felt like the right place for us from the moment we first visited, and our first impressions proved to be correct. Without exception, her teachers were caring, dedicated, and innovative in the way they supported Ella’s learning and development. The centre's approach to us as a family was inclusive and respectful and they worked to ensure that the relationship between the centre and our family was meaningful and supportive. Ella’s development and learning extended seamlessly between the centre and home – her teachers became an extension of our family and their relationships with Ella vitally important to her development.
I would have no hesitation at all in recommending the Centre to other families. Putting your child into the care of someone else can be a tough decision to make, but the experience is incredibly positive when your child is cared for by a team like this one.
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.