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 Conference - 22 to 25 May

Playcentre Conference - 22 to 25 May

Whānau tupu ngātahi - families growing together

    Playcentre is a family organisation where:

  • we empower adults and children to work, play, learn and grow together
  • we honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and celebrate people's uniqueness
  • we value and affirm parents as the first and best educators of their children
  • so that whānau are strengthened and communities enriched

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.


Playcentre Conference - Thursday 22 May to Sunday 25 May

This year Playcentre Conference will be held in Rotorua. The ECE Professional Development day is on Saturday 24 May and is open to everyone in the wider sector. To register for Conference, or for just the PD day, follow this link.

Click here to see the ECE Professional Development day programme.

New ERO Report

The Education Review Office has just published a new good practice report on Priorities for Children's Learning

Priorities for Children’s Learning in Early Childhood Services: Good Practice (November 2013)

This good practice report presents examples from five early childhood services where priorities for children’s learning were well considered and reflected on. It includes Kaniere Playcentre from Buller-Westland Association.

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Playcentre Annual Report

Playcentre Annual Report Check out our Annual Report to find out all about 'the year that was' for our Federation.

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