Ngaio Playcentre

Ngaio Playcentre

Quality childcare, amazing community, stunning setting.


Education Review Office Report

"The high levels of involvement of the centre's community and a sense of collective responsibility to all children, provide a positive platform for learning. New members are carefully mentored and appropriately supported."

"Strengthened and regularly reviewed initiatives continue to deepen children and adults' understanding of te ao Māori. [These] experiences...highly engage children."

"Literacy, mathematics and science activities are core components of children's daily experience. The youngest children are embraced and nurtured within a culture of care."

"Children's social skills and developing relationships are well-supported. A positive tone and inclusive practice are highly evident... [Parent-educators] provide challenging and thought-provoking learning experiences that respond to children’s interests."

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Member Reviews

 "We love Ngaio Playcentre. Beautiful centre, lovely people, and plenty of learning. At Playcentre I've gained a much greater understanding of my daughter's play and behaviour, so I can support her as she grows. We now have our son there too, and he is loving being exposed to the Playcentre environment from an early age."
Leah Hamilton

"Ngaio Playcentre is our home away from home. My kids (6 & 4) have had the most amazing opportunities to play, learn and explore the world around them in a fun, safe and extensively resourced environment. We have a great outdoor space that has the most beautiful outlook onto native bush with frequent visits from native birds...Now I'm looking forward to number 3 having the same fun as his big brother and sister. Ngaio Playcentre is a great choice for families who want to play and learn together."
Meg Craig

"My son loves his time at Playcentre. By nature he is a very inquisitive child who loves to explore, so Playcentre is an ideal environment for him to grow and develop. Ngaio Playcentre has provided our family with a caring and supportive community which we love being a part of."
Ann Reed