Tena koutou katoa, hello, and welcome

Brooklyn Playcentre is a vibrant, welcoming place. We provide licensed, quality learning for children aged from 0 to school-age. Our philosophy is based on mixed-age, child-initiated play, supported and extended by parents. Our maximum ratio is 1 adult per 4 children. We offer the Playcentre 16 areas of play, and much more besides.

You get to learn alongside your children through our fantastic, free adult education programme. Playcentre is a parent cooperative so as well as being educators, parents also manage the Centre. This offers the opportunity to use existing skills and learn new ones.

A common Playcentre refrain is, “I came for my children, and stayed for myself.”
Our Playcentre is located in the heart of Brooklyn, close to the Community Centre, Brooklyn School, Brooklyn Library, the shops and one minute’s walk from bus routes.

If you are looking for a place where you and your child/ren can make friends and become part of a caring and supportive community, then call us on 385-6531. We would be happy to arrange some free visits for you and your child/ren, so you can discover the magic of Playcentre.

We offer 3 free visits before you request to enrol

Address & Contact

22 Harrison Street
Wellington 6021 6021
[email protected]
04 385 6531

Open Times

Monday 9.00am - 12.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 12.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 12.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 12.30pm
Friday 9.30am to 12.00pm Space Session
Friday 12.30pm to 3.00pm Space Session

Other centres in your region


72a Hamilton Road
Wellington 6021 [email protected]
027 8802727 or 04 3862560


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