Saturday, 21 February 2009

Blueskin Playcentre (column)

Blueskin Playcentre

by Katie Bourne

Blueskin Playcentre is 50 years young!

This year is the blueskin playcentre's 50th birthday! Three mornings a
week, children come to Waitati to enjoy the fantastic facilities of
the playcentre. Indoor play includes a library, blocks, dress-up, role
play, arts, crafts and puzzles, plus a separate hall with balls, mats
and music. Outdoor play includes sand, water, swings, slides, tools
and ball games. There is always morning tea with a learning story
where everyone comes together to listen. Our children often team up
with other local playcentre groups for fun trips such as visiting the
local Marae, Seasider train, museum and of course the local beaches.

Play is supervised by a qualified child educator, supported by parents
who also have the opportunity for free training in the world of
child's play and development. Day to day running is coordinated by a
committee of volunteer parents who arrange trips, fundraising, PR, toy
purchasing, building upkeep and health and safety. It is a great place
for children and carers to make new friends and a wonderful chance to
escape from the house.

All preschool children are welcome at Blueskin Playcentre, Orokonui
Road, Waitai. Sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Friday during school
term time. Call 027 427 1727, e mail blueskinplaycentre@gmail.com or
just come along!


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