How will your donation help?

It is only possible to help, support and grow our village of children and whānau because of generous people like you. Your donation will help us to:

  • provide resources to extend play and learning for our children.
  • support professional development for parents.
  • provide first aid training.
  • support property projects.
  • operate infant programmes in remote rural communities.

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Why Playcentre Aotearoa needs funding

Playcentre Aotearoa is a charitable trust whose focus is empowering whānau and their tamariki to learn, play and grow together. We are a licensed, parent-led early childhood education provider. 

We know that the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are crucial for lifelong learning and development, and research shows that “Children are more likely to explore when they feel safe and look to their parents for cues that it is OK.”  – Circle of Security, Brainwave Trust, 2016

Every year over 13,000 children benefit from the quality early childhood education provided by Playcentre and 22,000 valued volunteers create a village for their whānau and community.  We advocate for the importance of parent involvement in their children’s education and the importance of play in the early years.

Other than the Ministry of Education, our main sources of funding are grants, community donations, and fundraising revenue.