Playcentre is a parent lead Early Childhood Education (ECE) service that is run by parents for parents and their children. We are a family organisation where:
so that whãnau are strengthened and communities enriched.
We pride ourselves in leading our children's early education through their play, and believe that children learn best when they are free to follow their own interests within a supportive and inclusive environment. Our philosophy of enrolling from birth to school age means that children are able to learn in a natural environment, with opportunities to role model from older children, learn alongside their peers, and take on the role of leader and nurturer.
Playcentre is an alternative to teacher-led play where the children have freedom of choice in their activities with a large variety of play areas encompassing Physically Active Play, Sand and Water Play, Fantasy and Family Imaginative Play, Carpentry, Paint, Playdough and Collage, Messy Play and the list goes on!
Our role as parents is to play alongside our own and other children and to interact with them whilst providing them with nurturing support and guidance, and the encouragement to become independent individuals who belong to an amazing loving family within our Playcentre.