Opunake Playcentre is well placed to support both our rural and town based community. We are able to be flexible to changing family demands and provide sessions that range from large and busy to quiet and focused.

Combined enrolment with other local Early Childhood Education providers is common within our membership. However our unique strength lies in learning together in an environment that is an extension of home. Our door is open for caregiver education & support as much as it is for our 0-6 year olds.

Our children are supported to become confident, competent self-directed learners through play based around their interests. Our children gain knowledge through play, participation and positive guidance.

Our children’s curiosity and creativity is nurtured through the fun range of experiences provided … no two days at Playcentre are the same.

Our children develop nurturing and social skills which have lifelong benefits. Siblings can attend together, older children mentor younger children and practise empathy and caring.

Our caregiver relationships developed through Playcentre provide support and help develop new parenting and life skills. 

Our parents are actively involved in providing our children’s learning programmes. The high adult to child ratio allows a good balance for group and individual support during each session.

There is no other organisation for early childhood education and family development quite like it in the world. Thousands of children, and their parents too, have grown up with Playcentre.

Come and join the fun by contacting us through…

– Facebook
– Call/text our contact person or
– You are very welcome to pop in during term session times for a play and a cuppa!

We offer 3 free visits before you request to enrol

Address & Contact

26 Allison Street
Opunake 4616
[email protected]
06 761 8596 or 027 700 1362

Open Times

Wednesday 9.15am - 12.15pm
Friday 9.15am - 12.15pm

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