Birkenhead Playcentre

Kia Ora!

At Birkenhead Playcentre, we are a fun, multi-cultural community who values friendship, play, curiosity and our environment.

Our Philosophy

Our Tamariki – we uphold a nurturing community of learning where we provide all age groups with quality play experiences.

Our Whānau – we support and value all whānau and caregivers within our Playcentre Community to grow together.

Our Environment – we provide a welcoming, appealing environment where resources can be easily found and used by all.

We believe in learning through play and practise child-initiated play. When our tamariki play freely, they learn at their own pace. They also learn to respect the needs and rights of others, as well as respect for our equipment and property.

Our Story

Established in 1964, our centre has grown from strength to strength with an average of 50 children enrolled every year. Our centre offers four family sessions for children aged between 0 and 6. We also offer one extended ‘Big Kids’ session to assist our 4 year olds with transitioning to school.

We were rated “very well placed” for promoting positive learning outcomes for children by the Education Review Office (ERO) in 2019.

We have strong links to the local Birkenhead community and local businesses. We often have Pop Ups at the local library and love participating in the annual Birkenhead Santa Parade. 


Get in touch with us to experience a fun-filled session at Birkenhead Playcentre. All are welcome, we love having visitors.

We offer 3 free visits before you request to enrol

Address & Contact

16 Recreation Drive
Auckland 0626
[email protected]
027 8802755 or 09 4809671

Open Times

Monday 9.15am - 11.45am
Tuesday 9.15am - 11.45am
Wednesday 9.15am - 11.45am
Wednesday 12pm - 2.30pm - Big Kids Session
Thursday 9.30am - 12.00pm Outdoor Session
Friday 9.15am - 11.45am

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