Be part of exposing education to those who can’t reach it!

The Play Truck’s goal is to build relationships with children and their families and through play bring education into their lives. The Play Truck concept is the result of an innovation lead by Karen Shields, GM of Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association that saw the need for an informal Early Childhood Education experience for our most vulnerable families.

Funded initially by the Ministry of Education we now need your help!

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Our goal was to make 40 visits and to reach 40 non-participating children on the streets of South Auckland. Setting up the Play Truck to inform and have education through fun in the local communities. In the first 6 months of inception we have found nearly 100 children and achieved 100 visits.


We want to do more and we need you to help!

Please help us to develop and grow this experience for all those children who don’t have an opportunity otherwise.


We are making a huge difference in their lives and you can too.

So please donate!

Click here to contact Karen about donating



Term Dates


Early Learning Centres
Friday 12th January 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018

Centres OPEN during term breaks
Tuesday 16th January 2018 to Thursday 20th December 2018

Centres CLOSED during term breaks
Term 1

Friday 19th January to Friday 13th April 

Term 2

Monday 30th April to Friday 6th July

Term 3

Monday 23rd July to Friday 28th September 

Term 4

Monday 15th October to Thursday 20th December






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