Play is at the heart of Inglewood Playcentre. In a world where play seems to be being pushed down the priority list for children we put it where it belongs – as the focus of everything we do! We believe that play is the highest form of learning and love that we can come along to Playcentre and have time dedicated for just this purpose.
We provide a welcoming, supportive and comfortable environment for children and parents or caregivers to come and have some time devoted to play. With a large outdoor play space and the 16 areas of play ready to go our tamariki can explore wherever their heart desires, no matter if they are a small baby or a young person there will be something for them at Inglewood Playcentre. Our tamariki develop a strong sense of belonging at our centre and certainly are empowered to follow their interests. We see our children developing their imagination, learn social and emotional skills as they create and develop reciprocal relationships with other members, testing theories, pushing boundaries and experiencing the world around them.
Because our learning journey is never over we encourage parents to take part in the excellent educational opportunities available through Playcentre! Parenting is THE most important job in the world and the one we get the least training for so we think it’s awesome to be able to upskill ourselves for free! Not to mention the huge amount that we learn from each other on session and through the long lasting friendships that blossom.
Our tamariki’s Playcentre journey is recorded in their own Portfolio, which includes stories about their learning, priceless pieces of their artwork, and photographs capturing moments to treasure.