Waimauku Playcentre celebrates 50 years

Waimauku Playcentre marks 50 years of operation this year.

A large community party at the end of last year helped celebrate the upcoming 50th.

Waimauku Playcentre is different to many other early childhood education organisations with children and their parents or caregivers both able to attend.

Here your child will be given a chance to explore, create, climb, read, sing, experiment, play music, wear costumes, have their face painted (or do it themselves), garden, do carpentry with real tools, bake and cook, build sandcastles, swing, slide, dance, spend time in nature and get messy, the playcentre says.

Activities change every day.

“We welcome families with children aged from zero to six years. Mixed age play allows your children to engage with others older and younger than themselves,” the playcentre adds.

“Pre-schoolers learn how to communicate, share and negotiate with empathy for their younger peers.

“We welcome you to visit any time during the year.

“You are entitled to three free visits so come and check out what we do – we would love to meet you and your family.”

Waimauku Playcentre has 30 children enrolled across the two days it operates (Thursday and Friday) who all attend with their parents and caregivers.

The playcentre also has Facebook and Instagram pages sharing each week what’s going on.

Contact waimauku@playcentre.org.nz, or search on Facebook.