Panui No. 10 2017

Panui No. 10 2017

Canterbury Playcentre Association General Hui

The 2017 General Meeting is being held Tuesday 4 July 2017 @ Hagley Community College Cafeteria kicking off at 7pm.  You are all invited.

The theme is Matariki so please feel to add a bit of sparkle to this event.

Playcentre is a Whanau Led Service

What does it mean to be whanau led?

Playcentre is a whanau or parent led early childhood service where we work together to provide quality sessions for our tamariki.  Some Playcentres choose to pool their qualifications to meet licensing requirements and other Playcentre's  choose to employ a curriculum leader to support their sessions.

At the Association we have been reviewing how we support our Playcentres as whanau led services.  It would be great to hear how your stories of how whanau led works for you.  Please send to me

Education Matters

Course 3

This year a huge number of parents took part in the Course 2 programme. Keep your brain sharp and carry on with Course 3. Meet more like minded people, learn what is happening in other centres and have more awesome discussions.
We are currently running a 2 tier programme. One is for students who are about to start the other one is for students who have started already and can finish the Course by the end of term 3. This set up keeps it manageable for participants. Book your workshops here:

Matariki Cool Stories

This is the time to be embracing and celebrating Matariki. If you would like to share your stories or events with the Playcentre network, please email our wonderful story teller Frances -

KidsFest July 2017

Planning a KidsFest event or an open day. Download a template here The templates are in PowerPoint. You can change the information for your centre.

To Do:


Annual Return of Children and Staff at Licensed Playcentres at 1 July 2017

RS61P documentation has been posted to all centres for census week 19-23 June 2017.      Please complete and return to CPA no later than 24 July (start of Term 3), thank you.   CPA PO Box mail will be cleared regularly during the holidays.


It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that we have your enrolment forms for all children enrolled as of the 1st June 2017, including those that have left on or after the 1st June 2017. Please also ensure that we have the identification with these - eg birth certificate/passport.

In the last week of term we will require copies of your DAILY REGISTERS FOR JUNE. Please scan and email to, or drop into the Association, PRIOR TO THE END OF THIS TERM. Our data entry personall will be working on these over the school holidays.

The Ministry of Education require that we have all our tamariki in the system, along with their June attendance, by the 31st July, and we must allow time to have this data entered. If this data is not entered, you will NOT received bulk funding for these children.

If you have any questions, or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Kirsty,

ELI CHANGES TO ENROLMENT FORM – to be used when changes are made to a childs enrolment for, eg days enrolled, commencing 20 hours and leaving Playcentre. This form has been emailed to all centres email address.

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Posted: Monday 26 June 2017