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Welcome to Playcentre

Welcome to Playcentre
Playcentres are parent-led early childhood centres which offer high quality education for children in small mixed-age groups. Playcentres also offer free parenting and early childhood education for parent members.

To find your local Playcentre click here. To read more about Playcentre's philosophy, adult education programme and history, explore the tabs on the side-bar. To donate to Playcentre please follow the link on the Donate Now button.


PLAYCENTRE AWARENESS WEEK: Sunday 5th to Saturday 12th March 2016

Look out for Playcentres in your community having some Good, Clean Fun!

Sun 5th - Sat 12th March 2016


What do children do at Playcentre?

At Playcentre children choose from a wide variety of well resourced learning areas, work at their own pace, and are supported by trained parent-volunteers. Listen to parents from Playcentres in the Hutt Valley talk about what their children do in a typical Playcentre session.


Click here for further information about the Playcentre DVD and how to purchase a copy.

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Books and Publications

Books and Publications Looking for books and resources on parenting, play and early childhood education?

Click here to check out Playcentre's fully owned subsidiary Ako Books! And yes you can buy online.


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How to join a Playcentre

Click on your region to list local Playcentres



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