Located at the West end of Oxfords Main Street, Oxford Playcentre occupies a rear section with a large outdoor space full of wonder for our tamariki (children) to explore.

At Oxford Playcentre we believe that child-initiated play allows children to become confident and competent self-directed learners. Our dedication to the Playcentre philosophy means that our children are continually making and strengthening warm relationships with adults and their peers. We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing environment where our tamariki are supported to play, explore, discover, create, and grow.

Our family co-operative

Our pakeke (adult) and whānau (family) are actively involved with the running of our centre and our sessions. Pakeke are supported on their Playcentre journey as they grow their knowledge of early childhood education through the Playcentre Adult Education programme, which enables us to run high quality sessions and support our qualified ECE co-ordinators at our centre.

At Oxford Playcentre you are not just a parent, you are an educator to all of the children. Every pakeke holds a role within the centre ensuring we all contribute to the success of our tamariki’s education.

Playcentre offers you

  • Fun & friendship in your community
  • Learning through play with your children
  • Licensed early childhood education
  • Quality play environment
  • High adult : Child ratios
  • Free adult education(NZQA)
  • Mixed aged sessions – birth to age 6


Who you are makes a difference

Who I am makes a difference

Who we are together makes a difference

Let’s weave our differences together and make a whāriki of whanaungatanga.


We offer 3 free visits before you request to enrol

Address & Contact

102A Main Street
Oxford 7430
[email protected]

Open Times

Tuesday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm

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