At Kerikeri Playcentre we value child-led learning and have a spacious, safe and richly resourced environment for children to explore their interests.

The curiosity of our tamariki is nurtured through the fun range of experiences we provide. Exploration, messy play, imagination and creativity underpin each of our sessions. From paint to playdough, puzzles, and science equipment, our children are supported to become confident and competent self-directed learners through play based around their interests. We also have a collage area, playhouse, dress-ups, puppets, dollhouse, shop, toys, musical instruments, bikes and scooters, gym and sports equipment, a library, playground, swings, garden, mud kitchen, sandpits, water play and a carpentry area with real tools!

Our child-led curriculum empowers tamariki to gain knowledge through play, participation and positive guidance to learn and grow in a safe, family-supported environment. At Kerikeri Playcentre we celebrate uniqueness and diversity and encourage children to develop a range of strategies and skills to learn and play with others.

At our centre, parents bring different skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds to add to the rich learning environment. It’s where families come together and lifelong friendships are formed.

Your child will have the freedom to explore and create in a space that supports parents as the first and most valuable educators of their tamariki. We provide a unique early childhood experience where children, parents and families learn together, and we offer free education to assist you on your parenting journey.

Kerikeri Playcentre is open during school terms on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.45am to 12.45pm for newborns through to 6 year olds.

You will find us in a quiet, leafy location on Landing Road. We welcome you to visit any time during the year so come and check out what we do – we would love to meet you and your whānau!

For more information, call 09 407 9502.

We offer 3 free visits before you request to enrol

Address & Contact

32 Landing Road
Kerikeri PO Box 621
[email protected]
09 407 9502

Open Times

Monday 8.45am - 12.45pm
Tuesday 8.45am - 12.45pm
Wednesday 8.45am - 12.45pm
Friday 8.45am - 12.45pm

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