The families at Pukeatua Playcentre are a super-friendly group from a range of cultures and nationalities, who are keen to provide a warm welcome to new families and whanau. Playcentre is a great place to have fun, meet people and seek support; while giving your children valuable opportunities to learn in a safe, child-led environment.
Playcentre provides free education programmes for parents, so we are well equipped to provide learning opportunities that nurture creativity, encourage belonging, wellbeing and exploration, and most importantly, learning through play. We cater for a wide range of ages from newborns to pre-schoolers. This gives our tamariki the opportunity to learn how to make friends, share, show empathy and care for each other.
For a small Playcentre, we are well resourced to meet our educational aims. We provide 16 areas of play, including a huge sandpit, climbing equipment, carpentry, playdough, collage and paint, as well as a range of other resources to suit the current interests of our tamariki.
As a rural Playcentre we have strong links to our community. We have close ties with Pukeatua Primary school, which helps when our children transition to school. For example, new-entrants team up with our tamariki at our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, where they have a short bush walk and scavenge for Easter eggs.
Call us if you have any questions or feel free to drop in to one of our sessions – bring morning tea and a change of clothes for your child/ren. We look forward to meeting you.
Ka kite ahau.