I started going to Avonhead Playcentre in 2009 when my second child, Ashley, was 14 months old. I had previously only been a daycare mum, with my oldest Dominick (now 11) and knew little about Playcentre. I tried daycare with Ashley (now 7), but she hated it and screamed the whole time she was there. I really needed her to be around other children and I needed to be around adults too so I went along to Avonhead Playcentre one day after seeing their sign out front and we have never left.
I found it surprising that there were other parents out there that didn't want to put their children in daycare and who wanted to share their children's journey in play and learning and all that is involved. It was awesome that my kids had freedom to choose what they wanted to learn based on their interests.
I've since had two more children, Bentley is 4 and Poppy is 3 months old, and I work at Playcentre 4 days a week as a Coordinator after completing the adult education program. I love that I can get messy with the kids without restrictions, something we would most likely never do at home! And I love that there are loads of parents always looking out for everyone's little people.
Posted: Sunday 28 February 2016