Te Kuiti Playcentre is a well-resourced, multi-cultural centre where we get together and have lots of fun! Come and check us out and make some new friends – we promise you a warm welcome and many friendly smiles.
We cater to children aged from birth to school age. We have a dedicated Baby Sleep Room, with cots and spaces to park a buggy. We are very proud of our extensive outdoor play area that caters to a wide range of interests including:
Inside we have a painting and collage area, family play area, musical instruments, books, crafts, dress ups, trains and tracks, kids kitchen and shop, dolls area including beds and push-chairs to name but a few. There are tables and chairs for the childrens morning tea/lunch. We also have a childrens shower cubicle which comes in handy!
For the adults we have a full sized kitchen with an oven, microwave, and dishwasher, and a washing machine in the utility area. There’s also a nice comfy couch in the family area.
Parents share the responsibilities and roles of running the centre, and sessions are focused on child-initiated play, giving our children the chance to explore on their own terms. Our Playcentre also emphasises the importance of parents and whanau as the first and most important educators of our children, and members have the opportunity to attend adult education workshops to further develop their skills in working with children. Not only do our children develop nurturing and social skills which have lifelong benefits but the adult relationships developed through Playcentre provide support and life skills.
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, so come and join the fun!