Playcentre in Wellington, Hutt Valley Porirua,
Kāpiti & the Wairarapa

Karori Playcentre

64 Campbell St
Karori, Wellington
Ph: (04) 476 8652
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Karori Playcentre is a community of families growing together through the early childhood education of their children.

Parents/caregivers attend one or more sessions a week with their birth to school age children. Children over two-and-a-half can do some drop off sessions.

We operate as a parent co-operative and are focussed on developing:

  • Strong reciprocal relationships within and beyond Playcentre, adult:adult, adult:child and child:child
  • Curious and confident children ready for the next stage of their learning journey
  • Confident parents with new skills and experience.

We are a licensed early childhood education provider for children aged 0-6 years and follow Te Whariki (the early childhood curriculum). We have a minimum adult to child ratio of 1:5 and it is usually much higher than this.

For our older children we offer the opportunity to be involved in an outdoor-based session that spends most weeks out exploring the natural environment at local parks, reserves and beaches. Confidence, curiosity, cooperation and friendships blossom on this session.

See more of our centre in the video clip for 'Lovely Playcentre', a song we were gifted during our 75th anniversary celebrations in 2016.

Our session times

Monday  9:00am-11:30am
Tuesday  9.00am-11.30am
Wednesday  9.00am-11.30am
Thursday  9.00am-11.30am
Thursday  12.15pm-2.45pm (SPACE)
Friday  9.00am-11.30am Tamariki Nui session (outdoor-based session for three-and-a-half years and over)

Our latest ERO report