Welcome to our Village

Our village becomes your village at Playcentre: fun and friendship for you and your children in endless experiences that last a lifetime.

Future Members

Thinking of Playcentre?  You and your whānau are always welcome to visit.

Current Members

Information and resources for all Playcentres and members.




Whānau members




Years Old

Future Villagers

Playcentre offers the ideal learning environment for your child’s future in many different ways.

Children will grow in confidence as they transfer their knowledge, skills and dispositions from one learning experience to another through endless activities and interactions.

Good for your child…

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.

…and good for you

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.

What others are saying

“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”.

- Julianna

“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”.

- Sarah

“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”.

- Danielle

“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!”

- Naomi

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