New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Vision and Mission


Wh ā nau tupu ng ā tahi Families growing together


Playcentre is a family organisation where:

  • we empower adults and children to play, work, learn and grow together
  • we honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and celebrate people’s uniqueness
  • we value and affirm parents as the first and best educators of their children

so that whānau are strengthened and communities enriched.

Tangata Whenua Vision

Te Ao Māori interwoven throughout Playcentre

Tangata Whenua Mission

  • To support, value and embrace whānau Māori within Playcentre.
  • To celebrate, empower and educate tamariki and whānau.
  • To recognise and identify Māori potential.

Tangata Tiriti Mission

  • Children and whānau learning and growing together
  • A family environment
  • A co-operative movement which fosters emergent leadership
  • Community based
  • Te Tiriti-based partnership
  • Play is valued as meaningful learning