Experience early childhood education with a difference; children and their families play and grow together.
Mixed aged sessions for tamariki aged 0-6 years and their whānau.
At Playcentre parents and whānau are the carers. Together we build a village where your whole family is connected and thrives.
“When you look at different early childhood education movements, Playcentre is a world leader in terms of providing the ‘perfect environment’ for growing brains”.
Neuroscience Educator, Nathan Wallis
Because parents, whānau and caregivers attend Playcentre we have a high adult to child ratio. This allows Playcentre to offer a child initiated programme based on the individual child’s strengths and interests.
Whether you have a new baby, or you are new to a community, Playcentre provides a place for babies, young children and parents to come together. Members enjoy a strong sense of belonging, and friendships flourish.
Watch your child’s confidence grow as they explore and foster their imagination through play and interaction with other children aged 0-6.
From building sandcastles to baking biscuits, painting to singing, working with wood to cutting shapes in playdough: every session will captivate your child and excite them.
Be involved with your child’s learning; play with them and alongside them.
Encourage children to interact with others while you meet other parents and educators and become part of a fun, vibrant community where community and a sense of belonging is at the heart of everything we do.
“I played and learnt alongside my kids till they went to school. The friendships we made as a family are priceless. Playcentre was our village. I didn’t just watch them grow, I grew with them”.
“Build a village …. great way to get to know people in a new area. Awesome play and some great education so you learn alongside your child”.
“It’s great fun for the kids and great social time for parents. So many learning opportunities for child and parent, mum or dad or grandparent can go”.
“Playcentre is your family, the children make amazing friendships that last for years to come as do us as parents. And the messy play! Free play is the best!”
6-10 March 2023
Welcome to our Village.
Where whānau and tamariki play, learn and grow together.
Find your village at Playcentre: Fun and friendship for you and your tamariki, alongside learning experiences that last a lifetime.
“Playcentre is a great way to get to know people in a new area. They provide awesome play experiences and some great parent education, so you learn alongside your child,” – Sarah, Playcentre parent.
Come along for a free visit and experience Playcentre for yourself. New whānau are always welcome.
Playcentres welcome children from age 0-6, and infants are welcome to attend most Playcentre sessions and participate in the regular activities.
However, we also offer more specialised sessions where there is a real focus on the needs of newborns to 1 year olds, as well as the support and friendship of other new parents.
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