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

Paekākāriki Playcentre

22 Wellington Road
Paekakariki, 5034,
New Zealand


Paekākāriki Playcentre is a parent-run early education centre housed in a beautiful old villa on Wellington Rd. We are a friendly, diverse, supportive community of families.

We provide four sessions a week where the focus is on child-initiated play, whānau and community.

We believe that parents are children’s first and best teachers, and provides a free education programme for parents as part of it’s ‘families learning together’ philosophy.

Bilingual Sessions

Paekākāriki Playcentre is committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi and offers a bilingual session on Fridays. A fluent Kaiarahi Māoritanga supports children and parents to learn te reo and tikanga Māori alongside one another.

No matter where you’re at on your te reo journey, come and join us for some waiata (songs), kēmu (games), pakiwaitara (stories) me te mea nui tākaro (play)! It's a unique opportunity to learn te reo maori with your tamariki in a fun and safe environment.

Playcentre offers three free visits before you decide whether to enrol your child. Drop in anytime!

Session times: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9:15am to 11:45am

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