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Welcome to Playcentre

Welcome to Playcentre
Playcentres are parent-led early childhood centres which offer high quality education for children in small mixed-age groups. Playcentres also offer free parenting and early childhood education for parent members.

To find your local Playcentre click here. To read more about Playcentre's philosophy, adult education programme and history, explore the tabs on the side-bar. To donate to Playcentre please follow the link on the Donate Now button.


What do children do at Playcentre?

At Playcentre children choose from a wide variety of well resourced learning areas, work at their own pace, and are supported by trained parent-volunteers. Listen to parents from Playcentres in the Hutt Valley talk about what their children do in a typical Playcentre session.


Click here for further information about the Playcentre DVD and how to purchase a copy.

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Playcentre Annual Report

Playcentre Annual Report Check out our Annual Report to find out all about 'the year that was' for our Federation.

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How to join a Playcentre

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