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

Pooja Bajaj

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.  


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.

Parnika Agnihotri

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.

A Parry

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.

Parth Delawala

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.

Tere Tumaki

My son has recently graduated from Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay and while it is sad to say goodbye, we are also very grateful to the teachers who cared for him so well and prepared him for the next stage in his learning journey. Caleb is a very active boy and the teachers recognised that and provided lots of opportunities for him to be outside, they designed games and activities so that he remained engaged and included others in his play. The centre also sparked off many new interests for Caleb with a module exploring space which he loved, and regular trips out of the centre exploring their current topic which helped consolidate the children’s learning. These included trips to Stardome Observatory, Butterfly Creek, Kelly Tarlton’s and the museum for their recent Matariki programme.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay - the teachers are really kind, caring and enthusiastic and the children and their families have been a lovely community to have shared so much time with.

Rebecca Hussey

The centre has helped my child settle in very quickly, been very helpful with any questions I’ve had. Made it a very easy transition for me as a first time mum, and my son is very happy

Michaela Jull

I love you guys and my daughter loves it. I know she’s safe and well looked after, you’re always willing to work with me on things I’m trying at home and keep me informed of everything. The security of your centre is amazing and the staff are fantastic.

Kate Leadbeater

Words cannot express the thanks that my family has for all of the amazing teachers and staff at Active Explorers Upper Hutt. We currently have our two daughters enrolled at Active Explorers, both started when they were 9 months old. My 4 year old daughter has grown and matured into a beautiful young girl with fantastic social skills, morals and values and all thanks to the team. My 1 year old has been there for just 2 months now and her development has grown in leaps and bounds. The staff and teachers have all become part of our family and I would recommend Active Explorers to anyone. 

Christie Sinai