Kōrero: Early childhood education and care

Early childcare services: Farmers' children's playground, Auckland (4 o 4)

Early childcare services: Farmers' children's playground, Auckland

Children who accompanied their parents on shopping trips in central Auckland must have looked forward to stepping through the doors of the Farmers department store, which had a rooftop playground from 1922. Parents could shop at their leisure while the children raced around on toy cars and tricycles and explored the magical surroundings. The playground was covered over in the 1950s which meant it could be used all year round. This is the playground in the 1970s.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Early childhood education and care - Early education and care, late-19th to mid-20th centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32059/early-childcare-services-farmers-childrens-playground-auckland (accessed 16 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012