Space at Central, East and South Auckland Playcentres

New groups for babies born between October 2019 - January 2020 coming soon

Space for you and your baby @ Central, East and South Auckland Playcentres would love to share in your parenting journey. At Space you and your baby will connect with other new parents & their babies as you explore parenting & children's development in a safe, facilitated environment. Your Space group will meet weekly, giving you & your baby the chance to make real connections during your baby's first year. At Space you and your baby will explore music & movement, rhymes, books & a variety of play experiences. You will discover ways to support & extend your baby's learning & development, including ideas & opportunities for play experiences at home. You will get to consider different parenting perspectives, perhaps find out some new information, & have some great, facilitated discussions as you discover ways that work for you & your baby.

Topics discussed may include:

  • Sleeping & crying
  • Becoming a parent
  • Establishing attachment
  • The beauty of the brain (brain development & early experiences)
  • Expressing myself (communication & language development)
  • Treasure baskets, heuristic play & exploration of play
  • Physical development (fine & big muscle co-ordination)
  • A sense of me & others (socialisation)

Space @ Central, East and South Auckland Playcentres runs for 30 weeks during school term in different Playcentres throughout the region see below for the venue options available. Families enroll at one centre 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 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

Programme Fees
Option 1: PAY NOW $99 discounted rate (from $105)
OR
Option 2: PAY $105 - $45 NOW and $60 by week 10 of programme

If you wish to book into a programme and do not have a credit or debit card OR you want to apply for a WINZ Childcare Assistance subsidy, please contact auckand.programmes@playcentre.org.nz.

WINZ Child Care Subsidies are available for Space @ Playcentre Aotearoa programmes. The WINZ Child Care subsidy is ‘means’ tested and requires both parents to disclose financial information.

If the programmes below don't cater for the month your baby is due, and you want to be notified when bookings open, please visit our facebook page and 'like', we post when bookings open on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SpaceBabiesAuckland/

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, date birth, contact phone number auckland.programmes@playcentre.org.nz

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 may be able to start another group, please register on the wait list so we can see who is waiting to join.

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December, 2019
6 Fri 12:30pm - 3pm Space at Bucklands Beach Playcentre Friday PM existing group for babies born Apr - Jul 2019 BUC#201
12:30pm - 3pm Space at Ellerslie Playcentre Friday PM existing group for babies born Apr - Jul 2019 ELL#207
February, 2020
4 Tue 9:30am - 12pm Space & Beyond at Mt Wellington Playcentre Tuesday AM babies born April 2017 - April 2019 AKL MTW#002
7 Fri 9:30am - 12pm Space & Beyond at Lynfield Playcentre Friday AM babies born April 2017 - April 2019 AKL LYN#002
12:15pm - 2:45pm Space & Beyond at Lynfield Playcentre Friday PM babies born April 2017 - April 2019 AKL LYN#003
13 Thu 9:30am - 12pm Space & Beyond at Lynfield Playcentre Thursday AM babies born April 2017 - April 2019 AKL LYN#001
9:30am - 12pm Space & Beyond at Mt Wellington Playcentre Thursday AM babies born April 2017 - April 2019 AKL MTW#001
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