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Wellington Playcentre Association
Welcome to the Wellington and Hutt Playcentre Associations


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!


Playcentres 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.


Our associations have centres across Wellington, the Hutt Valley, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast. We invite you to come and visit your local centre.


Find out more about Playcentre …



SPACE for new parents


SPACE (Supporting Parents Alongside Children’s Education) is a special programme for first time parents with young babies. It promotes the value of parenthood and offers ongoing support for new families.


See SPACE for new parents for more information or to book a place.






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