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

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Newtown Playcentre
Wellington Playcentre of the month


3 Harper Street, Newtown
Phone: 389 3475


Hello, Kia ora, Ni hao, Kia orana, Talofa, Bon jour, Malo e lelei, Hola, Konnichiwa, As-salaam alaykum, Hej


Newtown Playcentre is a safe, supportive learning environment for children and adults alike, and is perfect for parents and whanau who wish to be involved in the early education of their child / children. Visitors and new members welcome!


Play at Newtown Playcentre


Playdough at Newtown Playcentre


Session times:


Monday        9am-12pm


Tuesday     9am-12pm


Wednesday   9am-12pm


Thursday     9am-12pm


Friday     9am-12pm


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