Friday, 21 September 2012


by Lisa Hall

Kia ora, everyone.


Spring is here!  If you can't tell that by the unpredictable weather, surely you can by the smiles on everyone's face at the lengthening days, and the odd pasty leg that braves the sunshine.


We have had a fantastic month last month, passing our re-licensing inspection with flying colours.  A serious amount of work goes into preparing for these inspections, not only in ensuring our environment meets all the standard requirements but also chasing pieces of official-looking paper and making sure they are in the right places and are updated.  A huge amount of this fell on the shoulders of our esteemed President, Sam.  Her experience with playcentres over the years truly was a godsend for us, and we cannot thank her enough for all the hours she spent helping our centre prepare for this visit.  We were really blessed to have Marie Coll and Alan Somerville from OPA guiding us in their calm manner, and with such great positivity throughout the process.  Thank you also to the parents who all pulled together to help us achieve such a great outcome.  What an awesome wee community we have.


It's been thrilling to meet some new friends recently, too.  We welcome Georgina and Toby, Georgina and Rowan, Jo and Belle and Roxanne and Lennox to Warrington Playcentre.  Roxanne is also a past alumni of  our Playcentre.  It's great to meet you all and great to have so many younger cherubs joining our ranks – it makes for a great dynamic.


As this goes to print the Blueskin Flower Show will have been graced by some pretty fab sand saucers and creations from our kids.  It has been lovely creating things from our own blossoming garden, and that of Mary-Jane.  We have some very talented florists emerging.


Happy birthday shouts go to the 'Phabulous' Phoebe, Fantastic Flynn and Just amazing Jamie.  We all hope you celebrated with plenty of fun, giggles and cake.


If you are looking for fun, friends and lots of lovely learning come and join us on Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:15 to 12:15.  We'd love to see you.


Ph 027 227 7329

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