Leeston Playcentre

Leeston Playcentre, in the small rural town of Leeston, has been awarded $1,263 for the purchase of wooden toys for its under twos play area.

The whanau focussed, non-profit early childhood centre is run by parents on a volunteer basis and takes pride in providing free play and self-choice education.

The wooden toys will benefit younger children, and babies, who require a slower, more gentle learning pace to explore the senses of sight, sound and touch.