ELTHAM Taranaki, New Zealand

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    Information for parents with under 6's in Eltham and District

Plunket Nurse: Clinic Days are on Wednesdays, contact 7648328, please leave a message

Kaiawhina: Contact 7648328 please leave a message

Healthline: Any time 0800 611 116

Plunket line: Anytime 0800 933 922

Plunket Committee: Coffee groups, PEPE courses - contact the clinic for details

Eltham Toy Library: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month open at 10.30am -12.3pm next to the Plunket Rooms, High street, Eltham. Suitable for 0 - 5yrs. For a yearly subscription of $60 you can borrow 3 toys at a time. Contact Levonne on 764 5188

Eltham Library: The local library is free to join plus there is no cost to borrow books. Your member ship is valid on all South Taranaki Library's so even if you pop out to Opunake or Kaponga you can take books home and return them to your nearest Library. Lots of books for preschoolers to choose from no matter what their interests are.

Plunket Birthday Club: If you haven't already done so you can enter your child (under 5 years) in to the birthday club draw. Each monthly one lucky winner will get a $10 warehouse voucher. To enter ask Lynne (Plunket nurse) for a form.


The following are open during the school terms:

Kaponga Playcentre: Tuesday and Thursdays 9.15am - 12.15pm on Swadling Street,Kaponga. For 0 - 6 yrs, $20 per family per school term. First 3 visits are free so pop along and enjoy 16 areas of play with the kids. Funded by the Ministry of Education. For more info go to www.playcentre.org.nz

Stratford Playcentre: Fridays 10am - 1.00pm on 22 Cloton Rd, next to Mitre 10. For 0 - 6 yrs, $15 per family per school term. For further details contact Annie Johnson on 7655223. First 3 visits are free so pop along and enjoy 16 areas of play with the kids. Kids learn through play. Funded by the Ministry of Eduvation FOr more info go to www.playcentre.org.nz

Eltham Kindergarten: Monday to Friday, 14 York street. Further details contact 764 8463

Okaiawa Preschool at Matapu: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 1.30pm. Next to Matapu school, 501 Hastings Road. For further details contact 06 272 6600.



Play dough recipe


2 cups flour                            2 tbspn oil

2 cups water                         ¼ Cup salt

2 tbspn cream of tartar          food colouring

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stir well until the mixture starts to thicken up and leave the sides to form a ball. Remove from saucepan and knead a little to smooth out any lumps. This will keep for 2 weeks in an air-tight container in a fridge. 



 Updated 15.8.17




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