Grandparents Day – Te rā o ngā tupuna


Many parents balance complex work and family responsibilities and the traditional role of raising a child is changing. Increasing numbers of grandparents are playing an important role in their grandchildren’s early years as they share the care of their children’s children.

The structure of Playcentre offers, both to parents and grandparents, a support network.


The purpose of this day is to

  • Honour grandparents
  • Allowing our tamariki to develop supportive relationships with a range of adults and partake in activities with grandparents
  • Give grandparents an opportunity to attend / visit Playcentre with their grandchildren
  • Recognise the wealth of experience that grandparents bring into relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds and geographic location

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.”

- Alex Haley