Kia ora koutou e te whānau,

While we have been in lockdown I have been attempting like many, to juggle work and home, and catch up on some outstanding tasks from my ever growing To Do List. I am pleased to share I have made some head way, and while these seem unimportant in the grand scheme of life, I am celebrating every. Little. Step. Forward. I. Can. Achieve.

In this Bulletin there is an updated version of the Discretionary funding form and process, it will be added to the website. Since the Ministry of Education reassessed the Person Responsible requirements in June, Playcentre Aotearoa Regional Office staff have the oversight of Group Supervision and whether a centre meets those requirements sufficiently to open. While criteria are being refined staff are using the previous standards and some discretion.  There are some regional variances in practice (both our own and from ministry offices) so if you have any queries, please contact your Regional Operations Team.

Thank you all for all you do for Playcentre, keep safe and well.

Ruth j