Balclutha Playcentre

Balclutha Playcentre offers a fun, stimulating preschool learning environment for children aged 0-6 years, where whānau learn alongside children. 

Tamariki play and learn in a spacious, interesting and well-resourced learning environment. Balclutha Playcentre has a strong bicultural philosophy, with values of manaakitanga, aroha, te reo and whanaungatanga. Tuakana-teina relationships are fostered as children of mixed ages play together. Children of all ages have their learning extended by the wide range of experiences provided in the Centre, and through many excursions into the local and wider community. There are many suitable resources and activities that are provided especially to stimulate the learning of infants and toddlers.

Balclutha Playcentre is committed to a child-led programme. Children are empowered to make choices about their learning and know that their views are valued. Parents as recognised as the first and best educators of their own children. Playcentre offers a programme of education for whānau/parents that emphasises parenting and early childhood education including learning in child development, play and learning, parenting skills, planning and delivering early childhood education, facilitation and management skills.

Unique within the early childhood sector, Playcentres are cooperatively managed by parents with support from experienced Playcentre Aotearoa personnel.
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We offer 3 free visits before you join

Address & Contact

35 Lowestoft Street
Balclutha 9230
[email protected]
027 8802360 or 03 4180547

Open Times

Wednesday 9.00 - 11.45 am
Friday 9.00 - 11.45 am

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