Okato Playcentre offers a rich learning environment for children aged 0-6 years. Our centre is run co-operatively by parents, caregivers and whanau who attend sessions with their children and provide them with quality learning experiences through play.
Our Playcentre is a place where children are nurtured holistically and given opportunities to learn, grow, develop and explore. We have strong links with our community, including local schools and groups. Our centre has a commitment to biculturalism and we honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Okato Playcentre encourages parents and caregivers to further their knowledge of early childhood education through the Playcentre Adult Education Programme. This programme enables adult members to work towards a nationally recognised Level 5 qualification at no cost to them.
Our Playcentre aims to be your second family, providing support and friendship throughout your parenting journey. Our recently purchased building is located on spacious grounds in the heart of the Okato village. We are looking to further develop our indoor and outdoor spaces, so if you are creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about your child’s learning, then join us to be part of this exciting project!
Visitors and new members are welcome at any session. Come along and join the fun!