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Wellington Playcentre 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 visit your local centre,  come to one of our upcoming events, or see our latest Wellington Playcentre Association newsletter 'Ka Pai' - for Centre and Association happenings, tips and fun!


Find out more …

What's On!
For this term's parent education courses and workshops.


Playcentre is Good Clean Fun

Join in with three free visits at your local centre.





Johnsonville Playcentre
Wellington Playcentre of the month


26 Ironside Road, Johnsonville
Phone: 478 3904
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Johnsonville Playcentre is tucked into a sunny little valley on Ironside Road. It is a cooperative of families who believe that we know our children best and are passionate about being involved in their learning


Johnsonville Playcentre



Monday        9am-11.30am

Monday     12.15-2.45pm (SPACE)

Tuesday    8.45am-11.15am (Starter Group)

Tuesday     11.30am-2pm (older children)

Wednesday   9am-11.30am

Thursday     9am-11.30am

Friday    9am-11.30am


Playcentre Shop


The Wellington Playcentre Shop is now closed due to the increasingly competitive retail environment. We would like to thank our customers, staff and suppliers for their support.


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