KAUPAPA TURE / CONSTITUTION
TE WHĀNAU TUPU NGĀTAHI O AOTEAROA –
New Zealand Playcentre Federation Strategic Plan 2014-2019
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
In this document is the Playcentre Equipment List that describes what is required as the mandatory minimum standard for a good basic play session.
Also included is the Watch Out list (pages 39-43).
You have heard lots about the equipment you should have in Playcentre, but what about the things that are not suitable?
This is a list of inappropriate or potentially harmful items with information on why these need close supervision, or indeed withdrawal from the Centre. It has been compiled as a result of ongoing discussions between Equipment Convenors from throughout the country, at Regional and National meetings. The 1995 National meeting merged the “Watch Out” list and the “Inappropriate Equipment “lists into this revised “Watch Out” listing.
This answers the question: What are the minimum combinations we need to have at our centre for standard funding?
This answers the question: What are the minimum combinations we need to have at our centre for quality funding?
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.
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
The following clauses should not be amended:
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.
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.