Education Contact Details

Playcentre Education is the PTE of Playcentre Aotearoa. There are two national staff members and also management staff in each region who can help you.

Pedagogical Lead

Kara Daly


021 212 5934

Education Lead

Charmaine Thomson


027 880 4460

TEC Funding Advisor

Glenda Caradus


07 856 8684

The Regional Education Coordinators manage the teaching staff, planning of workshop schedules in the region and can answer questions about cross credit and RPL (Recognition of prior learning). Regional Education Administrators can assist with questions about the enrolment or workshop booking process and your own student record. They are all part time and if not immediately available they will get back to you.

Northern North Island: 09 838 8849


Barbara Cooper – Education Coordinator

Mary Alford – Education Administrator


Central North Island Region: 07 929 2125 Contact
Marianne Scott-Boddendijk – Education Coordinator  Haley Brown – Education Administrator
Lower North Region Contact
Upper South Island Region: 03 377 2540 Contact