Our philosophy is to create a safe, caring and nurturing teaching environment where parents and caregivers share the responsibility of supporting our Tamariki to follow their individual interests.
We view children as capable, competent, life-long learners and encourage child-led play allowing the children to make their own learning choices, problem solve, observe and explore at their own pace, with our support.
We offer a flexible whanau-led programme that reflects our belief that Playcentre should feel like a second home for the children and families who attend. Adults take pride in the centre and are taught to respect our quality resources so they are kept in good condition.
We run mixed aged sessions, providing social interaction across the various preschool age ranges. We are focused on being welcoming and inclusive of all families who wish to attend. Adults and children alike benefit from developing new and long lasting friendships. Part of our philosophy as a Playcentre is to also provide opportunities and assistance for adults to further their education and knowledge around child development and how they can support children in play.
At Paraparaumu Playcentre we actively support our members to participate in the NZQA level courses provided by the NZ Playcentre Federation.