TERM 1 & 2 2018 Programmes: These programmes are currently still being planned. If you would like to be emailed when they are confirmed and live on this booking system please email:

North Shore and Northland

Auckland Central, East and South

SPACE at Playcentre is a programme mainly for first time parents and their babies. Groups meet every week during the school term, usually lasting for 3 terms (approximately 30 weeks) and are run by Space trained facilitators.

The Space Programme has two focus areas, the first being The Heart of Parenting & The Growing Child. The second focus is on Exploring Play and concentrates on providing play experiences for the infants alongside their parents. There is a range of discussion topics covered and may vary according to group interests or needs. Occasionally guest speakers are invited to deliver specialized topics.

• Getting to know you / Ka mohiotia i a koe
• Understanding me / Mohio au
• Stimulation / Whakaoho
• The beauty of the brain / Te ataahua o te roro
• Uniquely you / Ahurei koe
• Sleeping / Moe
• Establishing attachment / Whakapumau whakamau
• What do I see? / Ka kite au i te aha?
• What do I hear? / Ka rongo au i te aha?
• Natural movement / Ka kite ki taku neke haere
• Heuristic play / Ahuatanga takaro
• Music / Waiata.

A typical Space session Focus: The Heart of Parenting & The Growing Child

• Informal time of welcoming, relaxing & interaction
• Thoughts and sharing moments
• Songs, music/movement, rhymes and books
• Discussion or guest speaker on the topic of the week.
• Continuing opportunities for play throughout the session, including Heuristic play, playfulness and tactile experiences
• Making resources
• Social time

Families enrol at one centre that is running Space, and commit to attending that programme regularly. Babies joining a new Space session are generally between 6 weeks and 5 months of age and parents stay on session with their babies.

Due to the structure of the Space programme, it is necessary to group together babies of similar ages. It may be necessary to travel to a centre that is running a Space programme appropriate for your baby's age and development

To make a booking click on the desired programme, select, proceed, book now and complete details requested. If you baby is not born yet write TBA. The booking you make, reserves your place for the duration of the programme. Our joining fees are $60 per term. Payment should be made via internet banking in the first three weeks of each term. Please only pay once you are committed to the programme as we do not provide refunds for the term unless in exceptional circumstances.

Please note that if your baby's age is older, and not catered for in the current programmes offered below, you may be able to join in an existing SPACE session depending on the availability of places. Please email your name, baby's name, baby's date of birth and contact phone number to northern.programmes@playcentre.org.nz (North Shore and Northland) or
auckland.programmes@playcentre.org.nz (Auckland Central, East and South) so you can be contacted about existing programmes.

WAIT LISTS - If the course you want to join is fully booked you can join the wait list - 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.

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February, 2018
26 Mon 12:15pm - 2:45pm SPACE @ Coatesville Playcentre Monday PM. For babies born between June - September 2017
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SPACE @ Coatesville Playcentre Monday PM. For babies born between June - September 2017

Monday, 26 February, 2018   12:15pm - 2:45pm
12 Mahoenui Valley Road Coatesville Albany 793
12 spaces available


Facilitators: Jackie Quinlan-Dorbeck and Di Stirling
This programme runs weekly on Mondays 12.15 - 2.45pm during the school term. It started in October but has limited places avaialble.

Tickets / Booking types

  • SPACE joining fees are $60 per term or $165 for the whole programme. Please pay by internet banking to New Zealand Playcentre Federation, 12-3115-0033068-00. Reference: Your name. Code: SCOA145.