16 – 20 March 2020
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
Playcentre Awareness Week (16 – 20 March 2020) is an opportunity for you to come and visit your local Playcentre and see what it is all about.
During Playcentre Open Week centres around the country throw open their doors so anybody who wants to visit and experience playcentre can.
Some centres will be having special events.
Mums, dads, and all whānau including grandparents, aunties and uncles, and other caregivers are welcome to attend Playcentre with their children aged 0-6 years.
If you cannot make a visit during Playcentre Open Week, feel welcome to visit any time. New members are always welcome and every Playcentre offers 3 free visits.
With over 420 centres throughout Aotearoa there is one near you.
“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.”
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.