There is no other early childhood education and family development organisation quite like Playcentre. Our thriving centre in the heart of Glen Eden village offers a friendly, supportive environment for your family to play, learn and grow. With a focus on valuing and affirming parents as the first and best educators of their children, we offer quality early childhood education within a community atmosphere. We welcome families with children from newborn to school age, at any time during the year.
At our Playcentre, children’s play is self-directed and initiated. All our sessions are mixed ages so children can learn from and care for each other. The centre is well equipped with a huge sandpit (always popular!), two playgrounds, open grassy area and just about every piece of play equipment and educational resource that you can imagine. Your child can explore, create, climb, do puzzles, read, sing, experiment, play musical instruments, wear costumes, have their face painted (or do it themselves!), garden, discover, jump, run, do carpentry with real tools, bake and cook, play games, swing, slide, build, dance, spend time in nature, get messy and grow. And parents learn too! All our parents have the opportunity to learn through Playcentre early childhood education courses and first aid training. These trainings are free and you are supported to complete them. We also promote the use of New Zealand Sign Language on sessions at our centre.
We invite you to visit us and experience what Glen Eden Playcentre is all about. Please contact us to arrange a time to visit. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon.