When I had to return to work my son was only 3 months old, my family and I were very anxious as expected. Active explorers made sure to openly communicate with us to ensure our son's transition went smoothly. They put our minds and hearts at ease and were so warm and welcoming.
One year on my whanau and I couldn't be more happy with the excellent care our son has been provided. His teachers have developed a beautiful relationship with our child and our whanau. I know that when I leave each morning he is in the best care. His delight in seeing his teachers each morning and his excitement to run and play demonstrates he feels a great sense of belonging.
It is important to our whanau that our son knows who he is and where he comes from. This means the inclusion of Te Reo and Tikanga maori in his education. Active explorers have gone out of their way to ensure this happens. Our son has been provided many opportunities to celebrate being Maori, which we are very grateful for.
It is with a heavy heart that our time with Active explorers Helensville comes to an end. We would like to thank all of the staff for their aroha toward Charlie.
The Abraham whanau xx
The Abraham whanau
I am so happy to find a place that I can trust feel comfortable to leave my baby in good hands.
I was a little bit concerned how we would settle but he’s doing so well and he’s loving this new environment and the teachers, they’re lovely. I can notice that he trust them. The staff is awesome.
Thank you for the support especially because we are overseas and we feel like we can count on you.
Also, he loves the food, everything looks delicious, always.
We are so grateful for the support we have received during Mako’s time at Active Explorers. He has learnt something from each and every one of you. Thank you for always running with his interests and providing him with genuine nurture and care. This is a very special place and we are so glad that we chose it for our two boys. Thanks again. Mako is super happy he gets to come back and visit when we pick up Jet 😊
Rachel & Ash
Our daughter started going to Active Explorer since 17 months, she absolutely love being in the preschool. The teachers are friendly, caring and professional.
Our little girl has made some amazing friends and learning new things every day. Her interpersonal skill has developed a lot. She is always happy talking about the preschool. It is great to see that the preschool is maintaining the high standard.
We are grandparents raising babies for the second time. The team at Active Explorers have helped us so much. The have made us feel like a family, the children are the main top priority, to help them feel loved and welcomed to play/sit and watch at their own pace. “When I drop the children off I feel like I am visiting friends” I really don’t know how we would have gotten through the past six months without the team at Active Explorers Central City. From the Grandparents
Grandparents of Children at Active Explorers Central City
Absolutely love this daycare. My daughter has been attending here just over a year since she was 10 months old.
Her confidence has sky rocketed due to the excellent teachers she has, and her learning and ability to do so many things has developed so quickly due to all the activities and time they spend with the kids. Plenty of messy play, outdoor play etc.
Great food cooked by the center cook as well and a good range for the kids.
Highly recommend this center if you're looking for a center with great teachers, a wide range of activity and learning opportunities and a safe space for your children :)
My one and only princess Julliana started with them this year. At first I didn’t know what to expect as I’ve been thinking they were simply just babysitters. .However, she has been improving in so many ways and it changed my perception of them. I have learned that they are highly qualified professionals. So far, Julliana shows huge improvements in not only her social development but also her cognitive skills thanks to their daily activities and programs at school. Highly recommended and Julliana’s unborn younger siblings will definitely be attending this centre. I am more focused at work now knowing my baby is surrounded by lovely professionals in an amazing safe surrounding throughout the day.
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.
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
Active Explorers is just an amazing place. All 3 of my children have gone through here and had the best time. There are always exciting activities and experiences for them to do. The educators are like a second family to us, always smiling and engaging when ever we walk in the door. They always keep me informed with my child's achievements and asking for my input for areas my child may need assistance in. I'm very grateful for everything they do.