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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 or check out the What's On list to see what we're running for each course level.

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Newlands-Tamariki Playcentre
Wellington Playcentre of the month


134 Newlands Road, Newlands
Phone: 970 5381
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NTPlaycentre


Newlands-Tamariki Playcentre is about friends and Whanāu sharing their values and energy so we can all learn together through play.


If you want:


  • to be involved in your child’s early childhood education
  • free training in child education skills (NZQA approved)
  • to make lifelong friends
  • a creative, safe and stimulating environment for your children
  • an opportunity to work in your community


then come and visit us at Newlands-Tamariki Playcentre. Look for the yellow letterbox at 134 Newlands Road.


We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 8th November 2014, from 10am-2pm. Or you are welcome to visit one of our normal sessions if the Open Day doesn't suit.




Monday        12.15pm-2.45pm
(SPACE session)


Tuesday     9am-12pm


Wednesday   9am-12pm


Thursday     9am-12pm


Friday     9am-12pm


Friday        12.15pm-2.45pm
(SPACE session)


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