SPACE for you and your baby

A programme for parents with young babies

Join the SPACE programme with your new baby and start an amazing journey together.

Space aims to promote the value of parenthood and offers ongoing support for new families. Sessions are around 2 hours long and include: opportunities for parents to meet and get to know one another; discussions and information sharing on relevant child development and parenting topics; an introduction to rhymes, music, and books for infants; and play sessions with age-appropriate equipment that supports infants' learning and development.

Space sessions are run by qualified facilitators, along with other professionals who come together to share their collective knowledge and experience.

Groups of 12 to 15 parents and their babies meet weekly at a local Playcentre in a relaxed and baby friendly environment for a period of approximately two or three school terms (each term is approx. 10 weeks long).

Programme Cost

A one-off non-refundable programme fee is payable at time of registration to confirm your place.

Please note for multiple births you must book a place for each child

For example if you are Booking for TWINS: click on the desired programme, select and click + 2, proceed, book now and complete details requested

If the cost is a barrier to joining the programme please contact

Future Programmes

We aim to have a new group for parents of babies aged from birth to five months starting at the beginning of each new school term. Occasionally we are able to offer places to older babies if a parent withdraws from a course.

Due to the high popularity for our Space programme we recommend that you register your interest when baby is born. If you do miss out on a place on a Space programme you are very welcome to visit your local Playcentre, where you and your baby are welcome to attend a general session.

If the programmes advertised do not fit with your location or babies age please contact us at

Please check back regularly for an update on programme availability

Families enrol at the Playcentre that is running SPACE, and commit to attending that programme regularly.

Babies joining a new SPACE session are generally between 3 weeks and 4 months of age and parents stay on session with their infants.

  • Limited to 15 babies per programme.
  • We require a minimum of 12 bookings for a programme to go ahead

If the programmes advertised do not fit with your location or babies age please contact us at or phone 04-237 7827

Find a Playcentre SPACE programme in [another area] Waikato, Auckland Central, West Auckland, Western Bay of Plenty.

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Wait Lists - If the programme you want to join is fully booked you can join the waitlist; please click on the session you want to join below, then click the Join Wait List box and fill in the details. If the wait list becomes numerous we are often able to start another group, please register on the waitlist so we can see who is waiting to join.

Playcentre is a licenced Early Childhood Education (ECE) service which follows Te Whāriki, the Ministry of Education's early childhood curriculum framework.

To book a on a programme:

  • select programme from schedule list below
  • check on 'view details',
  • 'select', then proceed,
  • 'book now', complete booking form details,
  • 'continue';
  • finally either select 'pay with paypal' or scroll down to and select 'Pay later'
    A confirmation email is sent to email address supplied
    If you do not complete the final step you will remain in check, that is you will not have a booked place on the programme.


Click on photo above to view the video 'Space for you and your baby'

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January, 2018
31 Wed 12:15pm - 2:15pm Space for older babies hosted at Waterloo Playcentre on Wednesday afternoons (#WL169P)
1 Thu 12:15pm - 2:15pm Space for older babies hosted at Alicetown Playcentre on Thursday afternoons (#AT167P)
6 Tue 12:30pm - 2:30pm Space hosted at Alicetown Playcentre for babies born August - November 2017 (#AT175)
7 Wed 12:30pm - 2:30pm Space hosted at Totara Park Playcentre for babies born August - November 2017 (#TP173)
8 Thu 12:30pm - 2:30pm SPACE hosted at Lower Hutt Playcentre for Babies Born August - November 2017 (#LH176)
9 Fri 12:30pm - 2:30pm Space hosted at Waterloo Playcentre for babies born August - November 2017 (#WL174)
Times shown in timezone: Wellington

Space for older babies hosted at Waterloo Playcentre on Wednesday afternoons (#WL169P)

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018   12:15pm - 2:15pm
Waterloo Playcentre, 103 Trafalgar Street, Waterloo, Lower Hutt 5011
Fully booked


Exploring Play: For Babies around 6 months to 10 months in January 2018 or for babies who attended SPACE programme which finished at end of term 4 2017 (Babies Born ~March – June 2017)

Facilitators: Kate and Carelle

This programme runs weekly on a Wednesday afternoon during the school term. This programme finishes at end of school term 1 2018 School terms and holidays

Fees Apply, you may be eligible for a... [Read more]


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