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Turua Playcentre is here to help strengthen bonds. Photo: SUPPLIED

Welcome to our village

Nestled between Ngatea and Thames in the small rural town of Turua, Turua Playcentre provides a place for parents with babies and young children to come together for two mornings a week.
The Playcentre philosophy values parents as the first and best educators for their children so that families are strengthened, and communities enriched.
As an option for early childhood education, Playcentre supports parents and caregivers to play and learn alongside their children.
Playcentre strengthens the bond between each child and their parent or caregiver.
Beyond that, it grows connections between parents and whānau in a community – creating a “village” of support for young children and their families that will stay with them during their Playcentre years and beyond.

g means that each day Turua Playcentres offers a variety of learning and play experiences such as building, baking, painting, dressing up, singing, sand and water play.
The activities change every day as Playcentre parents all bring different skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds to add to the rich learning environment.
Turua Playcentre has a roll of 15 children and cater to families with tamariki from birth to school age. They offer three free visits before you join and invite families to come along and see what they’re all about.
They are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-12pm at 12 Raratuna St, Turua, or you can contact Brianna on 027 880 2724 or
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