Ministry of Education | Education Review Office
“Parents and their children are warmly welcomed into the centre. They enjoy a strong sense of belonging and they are supported by the respectful, caring relationships they experience with staff and peers. Māori culture, language and identity are valued through positive and affirming interactions. Children and their parents/whānau benefit from a holistic, caring and supportive environment.
Babies and toddlers experience relationships that are nurturing and supportive. Teachers are respectful of each child’s individual rhythms and preferences. Key teachers work with parents and whānau to create a settled environment for these very young children. Babies and toddlers are well catered for, free to explore and learn in meaningful social and cultural contexts.
Children are confident learners. They trust adults to nurture their sense of self-worth and be responsive to their needs, interests and strengths.
Staff have a wide range of skills, expertise, knowledge and experience, which they bring to the centre.”
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The Centre is very inclusive and respectful of our culture
Mohamed & Iman Husain, 2021.
I would absolutely recommend Play to Learn
The boys are excited to see their Kaiako each day and the Kaiako are great at keeping us up to date with what they have been up to each week. We love the use of te reo Māori throughout the centre and there is great interaction across the 2 rooms, with the team fostering the tuakana/teina relationships.
Would absolutely recommend the Play to Learn whānau to anybody looking for childcare in Hamilton.
Lydia King 2021.
Our children thrive at Play to Learn
Larraine Te Kakara 2021.
The best decision!
She has thrived since being at PTL, our son also now attends and loves it! All the teachers are so warm and welcoming and we can relax knowing our kids are in great hands! We appreciate everything Juanita and the team do for us and would recommend PTL to all.
Chanae Tynan 2021.
My child loves her kura, teachers and friends.
Sandy Gedge, July 2019.
Luke Tilling July 2019
Really really pleased
Steven, July 2019.
Lily Sands, July 2019.
My child loves Play to Learn
Aimee Glenie, June 2019.
Aroha, April 2019.
She is learning so much
Larraine Te Kakara, April 2019.
We are so happy!
Victoria Maxwell, April 2019
We Highly Recommend Play to Learn
Parent - March 2018
Alyssa. - Nov 2017
Happy Family Atmosphere
Simone -Nov 2017
Friendly and approachable staff
Susanne. October 2017
Teachers are Excellent
Rebecca October 2017
Nurturing and Caring
Liz - October 2017
Lynda - Oct 2017
My Child Loves it
Thanks and enjoy your PJ day tomorrow!
Cara - July 2015
Danni - April 2014
The teachers at Play to learn are so friendly and approachable and open to discuss any concerns or problems I have had and they are open to feedback and when necessary they implement changes. Play to learn has become an extended party of my son’s family and somewhere he feels safe and cared for by all teachers in either room. We are very grateful to have found Play to learn and to have had such awesome teachers for our son.
Lucy - March 2014
Kaajal - March 2014