ABOUT OUR CENTRE
For over 60 years, Eden/Epsom Playcentre has been offering a quality preschool programme for children from birth to 6 years. The unique aspect of Playcentre is that it is parent-led meaning parents stay and play alongside their children. We are based in Mt Eden Village and offers mixed age play sessions. We welcome trial visits and general enquiries.
At Playcentre, parents, caregivers or grandparents, come with their children to enjoy educational, stimulating and fun sessions run by trained parents (that is you!). Children receive lots of personal attention and develop friendships with the other children.
Parents enjoy the support and company of other parents. They have access to free adult education courses and workshops.
EDEN EPSOM PLAYCENTRE SESSION TIMES
Monday: 9am – 12:30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 12:30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 12:30pm (This is an outdoor session, held in a local beach, park or reserve)
Thursday: 9am – 12:30pm
Friday: 9am – 12:30pm
FEES (PER FAMILY):
Our fees are only $50 per term (our terms are between 10-11 weeks long and follow the school term dates). You may qualify for further WINZ subsidies or 20hrs ECE free.
Located at the end of Poronui St, in Mt Eden village, our Playcentre has extensive grounds including an open grass area and small forest, vegetable gardens and fruit trees, a worm farm and just about every piece of play equipment and educational resource that you can imagine.
PLAYCENTRE AND OTHER CHILDCARE OPTIONS
Many of our children also attend kindergarten or other child care facilities. Once your child is over 2.5 years of age, with the mutual agreement of the Centre Members, your child may be left at a session without you there.
IS THIS PLAYCENTRE ZONED?
Many families live locally to Eden-Epsom Playcentre, but we also have families who travel from surrounding suburbs.
*The Education Review Office last visited us in March 2015 and gave us their highest possible rating award. You can read their report here: http://www.ero.govt.nz/review-reports/edenepsom-playcentre-25-05-2015/