Establishing a certificated playgroup

'Establishing a certificated playgroup' has been developed to guide parents through the process of establishing a playgroup. It contains information to help you set up a quality playgroup in your community.

The Ministry of Education employs staff in its regional offices to work with parents establishing playgroups and assist them to work towards certification.

Their particular focus is on the set up, delivery and maintenance of quality early childhood education programmes for children.

Contact your local Ministry of Education office if you are interested in establishing a certificated playgroup. 

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Ministry of Education regional offices

The Ministry of Education maintains a regional office network that provides services to communities. The Ministry of Education has staff in these offices who support all playgroups in their local area.

Contact your local Ministry of Education office if you have an enquiry about playgroups.