According to Playcentre Aotearoa’s latest Annual Report, the organisation has seen a five percent increase in tamariki enrolled at Playcentres across the country, demonstrating a growing recognition of the value they provide in the early childhood education sector.

The organisation has also seen an impressive 41 percent increase in the completion of adult educational modules compared with the previous year.  This significant milestone highlights the organisation’s commitment to empowering whānau at their centres with the knowledge and skills necessary to support their philosophy of parents as first and best educators for their tamariki.

They also reported a 22 percent increase in pēpi enrolled in their Space at Playcentre and Babies Can Play infant programmes.

“It is incredibly rewarding to see more whānau choosing Playcentre for their pēpi and tamariki, knowing that we are making a meaningful difference in their early developmental years,” said Playcentre Aotearoa Chief Executive, David Moger.

“Our results for the 2022/2023 financial year are a testament to the passion and unwavering commitment of all our staff and centre whānau to the Playcentre philosophy of parents as first and best educators for their tamariki,” says Moger.

Playcentre Aotearoa is a nationwide charity with over 400 early childhood education centres throughout the country.