Karori Playcentre is the first Playcentre in New Zealand. Although we have changed premises our core values have remained the same. We believe parents are the best teachers to our children, we let our children learn through play to and guide them to their full potential.
We run during term time Monday – Friday 9am – 11330am. Our Monday – Thursday sessions are birth to school age, and we run our “Tamariki Nui” session on a Friday for our older children to get out and explore and interact with the community.
We offer 3 FREE visits so you can come and have a look around and see if its right for you.
To be a part of Playcentre not only helps in our children’s learning but also is a great network for parents/grandparents/caregivers in the community. Karori Playcentre is a great opportunity to spend time with your and other children, to form friendships, and to be a part of our community.
We are 100% parent-run, so, we have a say in how the centre provides for our children, and that can only lead to great things. Playcentre has become a nationwide Federation, we are a qualified Early Childhood Education provider, so we like many adhere to the Ministry of Educations’ standards including health & safety and ERO visits. We offer free adult education to all members, this allows us to receive the necessary funding to keep our centre running and provide all we need for our tamariki and their learning.
Karori Playcentre’s ratio is at least 5 to 1, but is often much higher than that. Given our high ratios we are really able to build on the interests of the tamariki on each session – each day at Playcentre is different. Playcentre is also a great place to let your child explore messy play without you messing up your home!
If you would like more information please contact us and we are happy to help.

We offer 3 free visits before you request to enrol

Address & Contact

64 Campbell Street
Wellington 6012
[email protected]
04 476 8652

Open Times

Monday 9.00am - 11.30am
Tuesday 9.00am - 11.30am
Thursday 9.00am - 11.30am
Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm

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