Playcentre is founded on what is best for young children’s development: unlimited opportunities for self-directed, free play; responsive, respectful, loving relationships.
Involvement in your child’s early childhood education
Helps strengthen relationships with the special adult/s in their lives
Children can attend with their siblings
Embraces child-led free play and offers a rich array of resources and experiences
Offers a free, accredited NZQA education programme for adults
Provides high adult-child ratios
Every Playcentre offers three free visits, so come along for a visit and see what we’re all about! We would love to meet you and your whānau.
“My children have a whole village of like-minded parents who know their every like and dislike 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.”
“I met a much wider range of people through Playcentre than any other aspect of my life. I made some good friends, and even those who remained passing acquaintances I learned from. Playcentre created empathy and understanding for people from all walks of life. It is a real taonga.”
“Playcentre changed my whole outlook on motherhood. It has been crucial in maintaining my mental health. It gave me a sense of accomplishment of belonging and feeling like my ‘work’ means something.”