Update 30 April 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa

For some of you, this COVID-19 disrupted time may be an opportunity for you to continue with your Playcentre education.  Given that we are unable to offer workshops, the plan is to put our time, energy and money into high quality learning online that you can access when you choose so you do not have to travel or be available at a particular time. Investing in this development will serve Playcentre not just for now but into the future. 

At the same time we very much appreciate that some of you are not in a position to continue with the programme at the momentWe do understand that many of you have greater priorities at the moment.  It is fine if you are unable to continue with the Playcentre Education programme at the  moment – please do not be stressed about it – you will be able to continue in the future when the time is right for you.

In some centres there seems to be a bit of concern that their licensing will be affected by some not continuing with education courses over this time  That concern is not necessary. I am continually talking to officials at the Ministry of Education to ensure that as our sessions resume, our Centres’ licensing requirements, if necessary, can be modified so that we can operate.

We are continuing to roll out modules online. To find an online-offered module go to the Playcentre website and “Find a workshop or online module.” 

We will be providing more information about our online education over the next few days.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou.

Sean McKinley