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Playcentre goes the extra mile for the kids

Monday, 13 March 2017, 8:58 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

This week 46 Playcentres in Christchurch and across Canterbury are taking tag to whole new level in what is undoubtedly The Greatest Game of Tag. This epic venture plots out the story of Playcentre, while celebrating community and kiwi spirit. More >>

Relationships flourish at Playcentre

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

In contrast to the recent Childforum survey in which a quarter of the early childhood teachers surveyed indicated they would not enrol their children at the service they worked in, nearly 100% of the educators at Playcentre have their children attending ... More >>

Playcentre: Nurture not profit

Friday, 24 April 2015, 9:44 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre provides New Zealand parents with an early childhood option that addresses many of the concerns that have been raised in the media in recent weeks. Playcentre is a uniquely Kiwi, not for profit organisation, that provides parents with support ... More >>

Good Clean Fun for children and their parents!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 11:25 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentres around New Zealand are gearing up for fun events, that also give back to the communities they are a part of. More >>

Well Deserved Recognition for Advocate of Play

Monday, 5 January 2015, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The New Zealand Playcentre Federation congratulates Beverley Morris, QSO on her appointment as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to early childhood education. Beverley has been a passionate member of Playcentre since the early 1950’s, ... More >>

Naenae Playcentre awards life membership

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Naenae Playcentre celebrates the years of contribution from their 'Queen of Messy Play' Sandra Bailey. Over morning tea on 15 December, Naenae Playcentre will award Ms Bailey with a life membership in recognition of her 21 years of dedication to ... More >>

Playcentre Assured It Is Suitable ECE for Beneficiaries

Friday, 14 September 2012, 11:09 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre Federation has received an assurance from the Ministry of Education that its parent-led centres are a suitable ECE choice for beneficiaries under the government's new social obligation policy, despite often operating for fewer than 15 hours per ... More >>

Playcentre Publications Transformed

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The New Zealand Playcentre Federation is excited to announce the transformation of their publications arm into a not for profit publishing company. The move will allow the New Zealand Playcentre Federation to concentrate on its core business of supporting ... More >>

Public consultation backs Playcentre

Monday, 17 October 2011, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Public consultation on the government's Early Childhood Education (ECE) Taskforce report overwhelmingly supports maintaining funding for New Zealand education icon, Playcentre. More >>

Playcentre calls for funding confirmation for ECE services

Monday, 8 August 2011, 9:25 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre calls for funding confirmation for ECE services such as Home-based and Kohanga Reo More >>

Playcentre delighted that Minister says no to funding cuts

Thursday, 4 August 2011, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre members around the country are delighted that Education Minister Anne Tolley has this afternoon confirmed her government will ensure that Playcentre and parent-led services do not have their funding cut as a result of the ECE Taskforce ... More >>

Playcentres Concerned about ECE Taskforce Recommendations

Monday, 1 August 2011, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre families around the country are deeply concerned that a recommendation by the government's ECE Taskforce could see their early childhood centre funding slashed. The ECE Taskforce was established by Education Minister Anne Tolley in October ... More >>

ECE task force report “biased”

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 11:47 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The ECE task force report (2011), is biased in favour of teacher led organisations and could potentially lead to the closure of over 450 Playcentres around the country. More >>

Playcentre Threatened by Funding Cuts

Monday, 18 July 2011, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

A 70-year-old Kiwi institution could be over if proposed changes to early childhood education are introduced. The ECE Taskforce Report, commissioned by the government to investigate returns on investment in the early childhood sector, proposes reducing ... More >>

Volunteer Awareness Week

Monday, 13 June 2011, 5:46 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Volunteers provider a professional education environment for children and parents at Playcentre More >>

Playcentres give parents the support of their community

Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

A government report released today emphasises the importance of parents getting support for parenting in their communities, which is just what Playcentres are set up to do. More >>

Parents At Home For Baby's First Year Endorsed

Friday, 25 March 2011, 10:17 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

A report released this week by the Children's Commissioner, John Angus, recommends that, in an ideal world, care at home by parents or whānau is in the best interests of under one-year-olds. More >>

Group size in early childhood must be addressed

Friday, 25 March 2011, 10:14 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The New Zealand Playcentre Federation (NZPF) is deeply alarmed at the Minister of Education's sudden announcement that early childhood services may soon be licensed for up to 150 children. This decision, made with only cursory consultation within ... More >>

Playcentre and the new ECE Taskforce

Wednesday, 13 October 2010, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

The Government's newly announced ECE Taskforce is an opportunity to take a fresh look at the best outcomes for children, families and wider society, according to New Zealand Playcentre Federation president Maureen Woodhams. More >>

20 Hours Free Comes to Playcentre

Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre is expecting 20 Hours ECE to boost the number of preschoolers coming through its doors. Playcentre offers Early Childhood Education programmes to birth to six-year-olds. More >>

 

 

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