Centre Discounts

Discounts for Playcentres

This section contains information about discounts or offers for Centres. It does not constitute endorsement and these offers are not for individual members.

Coming soon is a “Discounts for Playcentres” page on the members section of the website. If you have a business you would like us to approach and ask for a discount for Playcentre, please email Tonya on [email protected]

Red Cross are offering centres a 10% discount off the retail rates for Red Cross Essential (6402, 6401), Comprehensive (6402, 6401, 6400) and Revalidation courses. To take advantage of the discounts, centres must complete a credit application form (email [email protected] or [email protected] for a copy). Your centre will then be linked to Playcentre Aotearoa and you will also be given access to an online booking portal. 

6402 and 6401 are the NZQA unit standards needed by MoE. Additional courses, online learning and exclusive courses can be provided on request. Exclusive courses are for a minimum of 10 participants and maximum of 18 per class. 



Standard Rate per participant (ex GST)

Playcentre Rate per participant (ex GST)

Essential First Aid



Comprehensive First Aid



First Aid Revalidation




If a centre member needs to complete first aid training, we would encourage you to use Red Cross. https://first-aid.redcross.org.nz/book-course/



Playcentres can sign up for a Tonic Magazine subscription. The usual cost for one organisation is $99 and includes:

  • 4 x issues (February, May, August and November)
  • 48 Issues of Tonic Club email newsletter
  • 10% discount of any workshops (for anyone in the organisation)
  • Free funding wallplanner in the November issue

If a few centres would like to subscribe they can offer a bulk discount:

  • 2-5 centres subscribing: $84.10 per subscription (15% discount)
  • 6-9 centres subscribing: $79.20 per sub (20% discount)
  • 10+ centres subscribing: $69.30 per sub (30% discount)

They normally only offer these rates if they can ship the magazines in bulk to one address, but for Playcentre, they’re happy to offer the bulk rates and send the magazines out to each individual centre who subscribes. You can request a free copy of the magazine to see what is included by emailing [email protected].

 Ecostore continue to honour the special arrangement with Playcentre whereby they make their products available to Playcentre at wholesale.

The wholesale rates especially for bulk sizes are a lot cheaper than the regular retail prices for Ecostore products so Centres are guaranteed a good deal.

Ecostore usually require an order minimum of $200 for wholesale orders and charge freight to deliver the products to wholesale customers.

Under their special Playcentre offer, the minimum order amount is reduced to $75 (very achievable) and they deliver the products to the Centre freight free nationwide.

Please note that they do require orders in full carton quantities if Centres are ordering our retail size products. This means you can’t just order one bottle of hand wash 425ml for example, but will have to take a whole box of 3 bottles.

This does NOT apply to the commercial 5L and 20L sizes which can be ordered as individual bottles.

To place a wholesale order centres will need to email their customer service team directly ([email protected]) – an online portal is being developed.

To become a wholesale customer of Ecostore, all the Centre has to do is contact our customer service team ([email protected]), complete the account application and then ensure that your order volume meets the $75 per order threshold. EASY!  

Discounted rates for their reusable cups are available for Playcentres at $8.50 + GST per cup. In order to receive the discount, email Fiona McAllister (Office Manager) at [email protected].

https://idealcup.co.nz/ 04 282 0494

To access discounts for products being used at your Playcentre, take a letter from your Playcentre explaining the paint project/expected paint/product needed (approximate is fine) into your local Resene owned ColorShop and ask for the EC41 Playcentre discount. The discount depends on the products you buy – your local Resene owned ColourShop will talk you through options.  E.g. for some, if you don’t care about the colour, you could look at mistints.

The Playcentre Shops


10% off everything in store (excludes PC branded items and clearance items)

Find them online at https://playcentreshop.co.nz/, call them on 03 377 4354 or visit them at 17 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

They also have a Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/theplaycentreshop/

When you order online for your Centre, make sure you select ‘pre-approved account’ so that the discount can be applied by the shop when processing the order. If you pay by credit card, there is no discount.

Centre members and members of the public are also welcome to buy from the shop either in person or online, however, the discount will not apply.


10% off everything in store (excludes PC branded items and clearance items)

You can visit them at 33 Rimu Street, Inglewood on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 3pm and outside these hours by arrangement, call them on 06 756 7570 or check them out on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/taranakiplaycentreshop

Each term a different area of play will get a 15% discount. Term 3 is dress ups.

Playcentres nationwide can access our commercial rates through this channel. These rates are not offered in any retail stores.

With expert support available at the end of the phone, Alistair and Nathan will swiftly become an indispensable business resource. You can make an online payment for your items and we can then deliver direct to your Playcentre (for a small fee) or you can pick up from your local store (no cost).

Get in touch with Alistair or Nathan for pricing or consultation.

Technology and Computers

Laptops, Desktops, Monitors, Tablets, Mobile Phones, Cameras, Printers, Security, Networking

Alistair Bryce

P: +64 3 367 7587 | Ext 75887
M: +64 22 499 0079

E: [email protected]

Electrical Appliances & Home Living 

TV’s, Audio, Whiteware, Kitchen Appliances, Furniture, Bedding

Nathan Lee

P: +64 3 363 5910 | Ext 615009
M: +64 21 243 1008
E: [email protected]