Useful documents

The Playcentre Constitution


Our Strategic Plan 2014-2019

New Zealand Playcentre Federation Strategic Plan 2014-2019

Welcome to Playcentre Booklet 2018 - An introduction to Playcentre

We are very pleased to provide you with the orientation booklet “Finding Your Feet at Playcentre”.

This booklet is designed to provide basic information on Playcentre and its philosophy for all new members. Providing a fantastic welcome and gradual induction into Playcentre’s philosophy, practices and curriculum is vital to ensuring new families get a great start in Playcentre.

These are also available to purchase from the Playcentre Shop – Canterbury – click here

The Playcentre Equipment List

In this document is the Playcentre Equipment List that describes what is required as the mandatory minimum standard for a good basic play session.

Playcentre Licencing Graphic Standard

This answers the question: What are the minimum combinations we need to have at our centre for standard funding?

Playcentre Quality Licencing Graphic

This answers the question: What are the minimum combinations we need to have at our centre for quality funding?

Guide to register as a charity

All Playcentres are members of NZ Playcentre Federation, and as such, are considered to be registered charities (due to NZPF being registered). Being a registered charity gives you certain advantages, such as not having to pay income tax.

Sample rules for centres to adopt, so that they can then Register as a Charity

Attached are the sample rules, which have been checked by Charities Services and would be acceptable to them.You can amend the rules to make small changes- particularly

  • Adding your Playcentre’s name where appropriate
  • You may wish to alter the blurb at the top as amalgamation has not yet occurred
  • Clause 3.0 you can change the names of the officeholder positions that are expected to be filled. I would not make it less than three.
  • Clause 9.0 you can change the percentage of members required to alter these rules, however, I would not lower it below 50%.

The following clauses should not be amended:

  • Clause 4.0 – being a Playcentre requires you to act in accordance with Playcentre Aotearoa’s constitution
  • Clause 8.0 (and 8.1, and 8.2) – these are required by Charities
  • Clause 10.1 – this is required by Charities.

If you do amend these clauses they will need to be carefully considered by legal advisors and Charities to ensure they meet the necessary requirements.

In order to adopt these rules it would be expected that a large majority of your centre members are in favour, and that they are formally adopted at a centre meeting.

Organisation Details

This one page document covers the essentials that you need to know like our name, organisation type, our charities number, our IRD number and more.