Ownership: This service is not-for-profit and operated by a community trust, incorporated society or association
Street or Road: 582 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay
Phone: contact number is not available for new enrolments
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from infancy
Group / Centre Size: The centre operates on a small and personal scale for children and families. It is licensed for 50 or fewer children. It is what we call a 'boutique' early childhood centre.
Qualified teaching staff: Parent-run service with parents participating as teachers and may include teachers who hold a practising certificate
Shows Children that Men Can Teach and Care for Young Children Too: Men and women who are parents, caregivers or family members can be involved in Playcentre sessions
Is this service HIGHLY Parent Rated?: THIS SERVICE CANNOT YET BE CLASSIFIED AS A HIGHLY RATED SERVICE. (To be so it needs to have a number of recent positive reviews - at least 5 positive if a small centre, or 10 if a mega-centre or a home-based service)
COMPLIANCE warning: It has a clean record. It's licence was not downgraded by the Ministry of Education in 2019 or 2020 as far as we know (if you want to check on its history before 2019 go to more info below)
Me and my children are long term members of Blockhouse Bay Playcentre, as well as the kids having made a wonderful group of friends I have also made lifelong friends and learnt SOOOOO much, skills for everyday parenting and skills as an educator. I know and trust the other parents and feel the utmost confidence in our ability as a centre to be the best ECE possible for my children. My eldest daughter is now a happy, inquisitive school kid and I attribute this to Playcentre. I had no idea what I was in for when I signed up and it has been amazing, my fellow Playcenters are my family!