Atawhai Playcentre Playcentre 

Atawhai Playcentre

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Kia ora!

Atawhai Playcentre is a warm, safe, welcoming centre with wonderful families and happy engaged children. Catering for ages 0-6yrs our well resourced spacious areas of play allow our children to choose from a wide range of activities that foster their creativity and imagination.
Being a playcentre we are parent-led so it is a great way to meet other parents in the community. Make friends, share stories, experiences, gather ideas and advice from a supportive network of parents and trained staff. The centre also offers training to introduce you to playcentre as well as other parent education for your own personal and professional development.
Atawhai Playcentre is a wonderful safe environment where children are asked to respect the play of others, the rights of others and the equipment. Our fantastic team of nurturing supervisors, assistants and parents ensure our sessions are carefully set up with activities that encourage discovery, experiment, problem solving, reasoning, active exploration, interpersonal skills all while they PLAY. Trips, carpentry, sandpits, playground, obstacle course, water, sports equipment, cooking, clay, craft, art, play dough, dress up, family play, construction, music and more will keep you and your little ones engaged.
With it being well situated in Corder Park at the beginning of Dobson Valley, (a 2min drive to Clifton Terrace school and a 5 min drive north of Nelson city) it is not surprising our popular centre hosts families from the surrounding areas of Atawhai, Marybank, Todd’s Valley, Hira as well as Nelson City.

Come check us out, use your first 3 free visits to sample our different session days and times.




Session Times
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 9.15am - 1.15pm
Tuesday 9.15am - 11.45am 12.30pm - 3.00pm SPACE session
Wednesday 9.15am - 11.45am
Thursday 9.15am - 11.45am
Friday 9.15am - 11.45am