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

Karori Playcentre

64 Campbell St
Karori, Wellington


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.

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)

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