The purple Playcentre in the valley.

Come and enjoy our playground, large shaded sandpit and grassed areas with a huge covered deck for the wet days. We are a diverse group of warm and friendly families who will do our best to make you feel welcome.

We are always happy to welcome new families.


Child-Initiated, Adult Supported Play!

We pride ourselves in leading our children's early education through their play. 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.

Henderson Valley Playcentre welcomes everyone and we offer you:

  • 3 free visits
  • Lots of laughter, fun and friendships
  • Learning through Play
  • A Licenced Early Childhood Education provider
  • A supportive family and community of all cultures
  • High Adult to Child Ratios (1:2)
  • Free quality Adult Education
  • Mixed age sessions: 0 - 6 years
  • Committed to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and Bi-Culturalism
  • Whaanau/family Co-operative
  • A session time of 2 1/2 hours
  • A safe place to have FUN with your children

Henderson Valley Playcentre - Session Times

9:00 - 12:00
12:30 - 3:30
9:00 - 12:00 9:00 - 12:00
9:15 - 1:15
9:00 - 12:00
12:30 - 3:30
Messy Play Learning to share