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Sharing our stories – Emily

March 19, 2021 | Playcentre

How long have you been attending Playcentre? “My oldest is about to turn 13 and I started at an infant programme at Playcentre [with him] when he was 6 months old. I carried on having babies...Read More

Sharing our stories – Paula

March 18, 2021 | Playcentre

“At the beginning, when he born, he had severe allergies. He has a peanut and cashew allergy, so here - I love it here, as it's nut-free Playcentre!” I'm a full-time mum at the moment,...Read More

Sharing our stories – Umi

March 17, 2021 | Playcentre

I’m from Japan, I’ve been here two years. I came here when I was pregnant, 5 or 6 months. My family are in Japan. My husband is from here, he used to work in Japan, so we came back...Read More

Sharing our stories – Neroli

March 15, 2021 | Playcentre

She chats and laughs amicably as she watches her third son splashing and soaking his friend at the water trough, both of them giggling away. For Neroli, everything else melts away during these...Read More

Sharing our stories – Erlyn

March 14, 2021 | Playcentre

Erlyn arrived from the Philippines 6 years ago and quickly adjusted to life in New Zealand and life as a new mum. She attends with her second daughter.  Her oldest just started school this...Read More

Sharing our stories – Joy

March 12, 2021 | Playcentre

Joy is loving getting into the swing of things as a first-time mum and new member of Babies Can Play at Russley Playcentre with 11-month-old Ezra: “It’s nice for Ezra and I to have a fun...Read More

Sharing our stories – Kesha

March 10, 2021 | Playcentre

My husband’s job moved, so we were living in Auckland, then in Hamilton for three years and at the start of this year moved to Christchurch. I have two boys; one is here today and an older boy...Read More

Sharing our stories – Karleen

March 9, 2021 | Playcentre

Karleen is savouring her second bite of Playcentre life, after having a break away to concentrate on settling her family into a new house, suburb and school. Prebbleton Playcentre welcomed her...Read More

Sharing our stories – Saroja

March 8, 2021 | Playcentre

Amid devastating family separation during COVID-19 last year, Saroja was subject to Malaysia’s strict Lockdown equivalent, MCO (Movement Control Order), whilst caring for her 5-month-old...Read More

Sharing our stories – Timea

March 5, 2021 | Playcentre

Timea, originally from Hungary, followed her heart to New Zealand to study outdoor education, after stepping back from an international corporate career five years ago. She is now embracing life...Read More