Playcentre Open Week 2020

16 – 20 March 2020

Playcentre fosters friendships and with over 420 Playcentres across New Zealand there is one in your neighbourhood.

So bring a friend and discover your local Playcentre during Open Week.


Friendships that you establish in early childhood, and the social skills that underpin those, are more of an indicator of the child’s future academic success than any of the cognitive outputs (like colours, alphabet and numbers). Playcentre has a long and proud tradition of focusing on developing children’s social skills and they remain today as consistent with the literature and the research on what is best for children… We should be really proud as New Zealanders that we have something like Playcentre.
– Neuroscience Educator, Nathan Wallis

“It’s our village. Lifelong friendships and support for our whole family. Endless fun and learning opportunities for all of us”.

“It’s a community of support, friendship and learning for children and adults”.

“I love seeing my best friend at Playcentre”. – 2 year old

“My mummy is there with me and I love all the Mums at Playcentre” – 4 year old

What is Playcentre Open Week?

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Why Playcentre?

“My children have a whole village of like-minded parents who know their every likes and dislikes as if they were their own children, and I have beautiful friends who are like
sisters and taught me how to be a mum! I am forever grateful for my village.”

- Laura

Really great quality education for your little ones. And a supportive network for your whānau that is so much greater than you can anticipate at the beginning.

- Jesse