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About Us


Kia Ora,

I'm Angela and in 2017, I decided to take the leap and launch ProjectPlay after toying with the idea for several years, and feeling frustrated at the lack of loose parts available to me at the time.

I am a fully registered ECE Teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching. I have over 10 years of experience teaching in private/corporate early learning centers, and have worked as a liaison teacher, mentor and Head teacher. I have a strong interest in infants and toddlers learning and development, and I believe that calm, small group sizes and authentic environments, are key to positive learning and development outcomes. I am an advocate for beautiful, calm, home-like environments, surrounded by nature, which nurture and support children’s learning, development and individual uniqueness. 

ProjectPlay is a kiwi owned and operated family business in sunny Hawke's Bay. I, alongside my husband (Chief Graphic Design), and our son (Chief Product tester), aim to bring you quality, open ended loose parts and resources for children ages 0-6. We do all the hard work and scour our neighborhood and the globe, for resources that inspire and ignite the imagination.

We value real, authentic play experiences for children. We are inspired by Montessori, Rudolph Steiner and Pikler philosophies while also supporting the theory of loose parts. We hope you share our passion and journey, in ensuring our future tamariki grow up having real “toys” to play, potter and tinker with.

Nga mihi,

The ProjectPlay Team xx