Wellington Playcentre Association, Learning through free play, Parent cooperative, Play Centre Association,
Wellington Playcentre Association
Welcome to the Wellington Playcentre Association


Playcentre is about fun, quality early childhood education, and learning alongside our children. We believe that parents / whanau are the first and best educators of their children!


The 20 Playcentres in the Wellington region are run as co-operatives by local parents / whanau, making for a very supportive community.


With mixed age play sessions (birth – school age), learning through child-initiated play and free adult education programmes there are benefits for both children and adults alike.


Our centres are licensed, follow Te Whariki (the Ministry of Education Early Childhood Curriculum) and we actively embrace our New Zealand heritage.


We invite you to come and enjoy three free visits at your your local centre or chat to us at one of our upcoming public events.


Find out more about Playcentre …



Parent education


Our free education programme for members covers areas such as child development, play and learning, parenting skills, planning and delivering early childhood education programmes, group and facilitation skills and management skills.


Playcentre members, book your workshops for this term now

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Otaki Playcentre
Wellington Playcentre of the month


169 Mill Road, Otaki
Phone: (06) 364 5787

Otaki Playcentre is a lovely small centre, providing a caring environment with high quality equipment and facilities. We make lots of local trips to the beach, fire station, swimming pool and library.


If you are new to the area it is a great way to meet other parents and to make new friends.


Otaki Playcentre go apple picking

Session times:


Monday       Closed


Tuesday     9.30am-12pm


Wednesday       Closed


Thursday     9.30am-12pm


Friday       Closed


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