Welcome to Parklands – a Playcentre in stunning Northland with a nature play focus and an incredible nature playground. We place a strong emphasis on meaningful interactions with nature and hope our tamariki foster a love, respect and caring for our beautiful planet and all it’s natural wonders. Our children are supported to become confident, competent self-directed learners through play, based around their interests. They gain knowledge through play, participation and positive guidance.
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 attend together, allowing older children to mentor younger children and practice empathy and caring.
We are a social Playcentre with many family events and ‘parents only’ dinners throughout the year.
As parents, we are actively involved in providing our children’s learning programmes and there is plenty of support in doing this. Our ERO report is outstanding – a 4 year review. 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 Kiwi children, and their parents too, have grown up with Playcentre … come and visit us and join in the fun.