Te Marua

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Te Marua Playcentre

Playcentre is unlike any other early childhood education organisation. At Playcentre, both children and their parents / caregivers attend.

At Playcentre children get the opportunity to learn and explore in a fun and safe environment.

The curiosity and creativity of our tamariki is nurtured in a way that allows them to learn about themselves and their world.

Your child will be given a chance to explore, create, climb, read, sing, experiment, play music, wear costumes, have their face painted (or do it themselves!), garden, do carpentry with real tools, bake and cook, build sandcastles, swing, slide, dance, spend time in nature and get messy.

The activities change every day. Playcentre parents all bring different skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds to add to the rich learning environment.

We welcome families with children aged 0 – 6 years. Mixed age play allows your children to engage with others older and younger than themselves. Pre-schoolers learn how to communicate, share and negotiate with empathy for their younger peers.

At Playcentre, families come together and lifelong friendships are formed.

We welcome you to visit any time during the year. You are entitled to three free visits so come and check out what we do – we would love to meet you and your family!


We offer 3 free visits before you request to enrol

Address & Contact

7 Emerald Hill Drive
Upper Hutt 5018
[email protected]
027 700 1383

Open Times

Monday 9.30am - 12.00pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Tuesday 12:30pm – 3:00pm Space Session
Wednesday 9.30am - 12.00pm
Thursday 9.30am - 12.00pm
Thursday 12:30 – 3:00pm Space Session
Friday 9.30am - 12.00pm

Other centres in your region

Tōtara Park Playcentre

128 California Drive
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Upper Hutt 5018 [email protected]
04 526 4538 or 027 700 1397


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Upper Hutt 5019 [email protected]
027 700 1395

Stokes Valley

155 Stokes Valley Road
Lower Hutt 5019 [email protected]
04 920 5644 or 027 700 1402