Totara Park Playcentre

Playcentre philosophy is based on child-initiated play and recognises the parents as the first and best educators of their own children. Playcentre families receive a unique early childhood experience with opportunities for whānau/families to learn together.

Contact details

Information Officer

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Best time to call:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am - 12 noon, Wednesday 12 noon - 2.30pm

128 California Drive,
Totara Park,
Upper Hutt 5018​/playcentres-category​/totara-park-playcentre​/TotaraParkPlacentre

Activity/ServiceEarly childhood and adult education

Playcentre offers a programme of education for whānau/parents that emphasises parenting and early childhood education including learning in child development, play and learning, parenting skills, planning and delivering early childhood education, facilitation and management skills. Unique within the early childhood sector, Playcentres are cooperatively managed by parents with support from experienced Association and Federation personnel. What do we expect from Parents/Whanau? After an induction and settling in to Playcentre for a term, we ask families to commit to at least 1 rostered duty session per week, 2 meetings a term and fundraising events and/or working bees.  Many hands make tasks smaller and more social. 

WhenMonday: 9.30am-1.30pm; Tuesday: 9.30am-12.00pm; Wednesday: 9.30am-12.00pm; Thursday: 9.30am-12.00pm; Friday: 9.30am-12.30pm (Tamaraki nui).

Totara Park Playcentre
128 California Drive,

Totara Park,
Upper Hutt 5018

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CostDependent on adult training - untrained $40/term/family (donation)

Accessibility details

Getting there

  • Bus stops within 50 metres
  • On-street parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Free parking

Access to the building

  • Level access to the building

Accessibility inside the building

  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet
  • Baby change table
  • Caregiver's room

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