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Playcentre Aotearoa – Welcome to 
our Village

Our village becomes your village at Playcentre: fun and friendship for you and your children in endless experiences that last a lifetime.

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Do you want to see and be part of how your child learns and develops through play?

Playcentre is your village. See children delight in their surroundings – play with them, alongside them, encourage them to interact with others while you meet other parents and educators, too.

Parents are children’s first educators, and Playcentres around New Zealand foster whānau involvement through early childhood education. The curiosity and creativity of our children is nurtured in a way that allows them to learn about themselves and their world.

As a family, and as a community, you’ll build your own village with Playcentre: making lifelong friends along the way.

Playcentre caters to families with children aged 0-6 years.

A focus on child-led learning means that each day Playcentres offer a variety of learning and play experiences, such as building, baking, painting, dressing up, singing, and sand and water play. The activities change every day as Playcentre parents all bring different skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds to the rich learning environment.

Each Playcentre around New Zealand is cooperatively managed by parents and supported by Playcentre Aotearoa and Federation staff at a national level.

There are over 420 Playcentres throughout Aotearoa and they all offer three free visits. So come along for a visit and see what we’re all about! We would love to meet you and your family.


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