Share this entry

Share this page

play centre

Line breaks: play cen¦tre

Definition of play centre in English:

noun

1A place separate from school where children can play under supervision.
Example sentences
  • Now she is retiring after her time as a primary helper, clerical assistant, mid-day meal supervisor and final head of the play centre.
  • Since it opened on October 23, hundreds of York children have climbed, slid, tunnelled and danced in the fully-equipped play centre, which caters for kids aged from nought to 12 years.
  • The house, formerly part of the Greenham family estate, was sold to the London Borough of Hounslow, and approximately 30 years ago part of the home was transformed into a play centre.
1.1chiefly NZ A preschool playgroup.
Example sentences
  • The suggestion of a Play Centre for Tiki Tiki was first discussed by the members of the Maori Women's Welfare League.
  • Our Play centre is multicultural and recognizes the cultures of all our families.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day apathetic
Pronunciation: apəˈθɛtɪk
adjective
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern