SPACE @ Auckland Playcentres Association is a programme mainly for first time parents and their babies. The Space programme runs for 3 terms (approximately 30 weeks). Groups meet every week during the school term. Sessions are run by Space trained facilitators. Programmes are currently run in locations across Central Auckland (Herne Bay, Freemans Bay, Newmarket, Remuera, Mt Eden, Morningside, Mt Albert, Onehunga), West Auckland (New Windsor, Lynfield), East/South Auckland (Pakuranga, Cockle Bay, Glen Innes, Ellerslie, Mt Wellington, Mangere Bridge) and North Auckland (Coatesville, Mairangi Bay, Takapuna, Totaravale)

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 or $165 for the whole programme. If you hold a Community Services Card joining fees are $30 per term or $80 for the whole programme. 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 once the programmes have started you will no longer be able to book onto them via this system. Also 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 contact Catherine directly on 0273639892 or email your name, baby's name, date birth, contact phone number to so you can find out more 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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November, 2017
23 Thu 12:30pm - 3pm SPACE @ Mt Albert Playcentre Thursday PM babies. For babies born March - June 2017
27 Mon 12:15pm - 2:45pm SPACE @ Coatesville Playcentre Monday PM. For babies born June - September 2017
12:30pm - 3pm SPACE @ Eden Epsom Playcentre Monday PM. For babies born March - June 2017
12:30pm - 3pm SPACE @ Hillsborough Playcentre Monday PM. For babies born March - June 2017
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SPACE @ Mt Albert Playcentre Thursday PM babies. For babies born March - June 2017

Thursday, 23 November, 2017   12:30pm - 3pm
25 Phyliss Street Mt Albert Auckland 1025
5 spaces available


Facilitators: Heather Lyall and Talia Goodger.
This programme runs weekly on Thursdays 12.30-3.00pm during the school terms. This programme started on the 27th July 2017 but still has limited places available.

Tickets / Booking types

  • SPACE donations are $60 per term. Please pay via internet banking. Account: Auckland Playcentres Association, 12-3011-0757598-00 Reference: Your name Code: SMTA128
    5 available