Play­cen­tre is host­ing open day

Matamata Chronicle - - News - TERESA HATTAN

For James Sains­bury and his three chil­dren, Mata­mata Play­cen­tre is a home away from home.

James only has pos­i­tive things to say about his in­volve­ment with Mata­mata Play­cen­tre, which is host­ing an open day next week.

The Mata­mata fa­ther of three says the cen­tre pro­vides lots of fun ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren while also get­ting par­ents on board.

James says his chil­dren, Leah, 3, and Pippa and Lev, both 2, can do things at play­cen­tre they wouldn’t get to do at home. It also pro­vides a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for his chil­dren to so­cialise with other young peo­ple and adults.

He ‘‘ab­so­lutely’’ en­cour­ages other fam­i­lies to look into play­cen­tre as a child­care op­tion. ‘‘It’s good for the kids to get out of the house.’’

James says play­cen­tre is also good for the par­ents. ‘‘There is plenty of sup­port and you get other ideas about how to do things.’’

He says it’s also very ac­com­mo­dat­ing to the needs of the child. Through the play­cen­tre, train­ing is avail­able to par­ents which also pro­vides new ideas and new ways of do­ing things.

Mata­mata Play­cen­tre’s Nescafe Open Day, Oc­to­ber 23 from 9.15am-11.45am at the play­cen­tre, 37 Farm­ers Rd.

PHOTO: TERESA HATTAN

James Sains­bury, with his chil­dren Pippa, 2, Leah, 3, and Lev, 2.

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