Space at Central, East and South Auckland Playcentres

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. 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)
Option 2: PAY $105 - $45 NOW and $60 by week 10 of programme

All places are non refundable - Playcentre Aotearoa is under no obligation to refund or transfer your money in the event that you are unable to attend part of, or the entire programme. It may be possible to attend an alternative session but this is dependent upon availability and must be arranged with Programme Administrator

TWINS receive a reduced programme fee for the second child. To book Child 1 choose Programme Fee Option 1 or Option 2. For Child 2 complete Option 2 only. Child 2 will be charged a total fee of $45 ONLY (ie. will not be invoiced for the remainder of the fee)

If you wish to book into a programme and do not have a credit or debit card OR you need to discuss payment, please contact

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.

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

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.

From 25 Nov 2020
November, 2020
26 Thu 9:30am - 12pm Space & Beyond at Lynfield Playcentre Thursday AM babies born Jan 2019 - Jan 2020 LYN#001
12:15pm - 2:45pm ** Existing Group** Space at Mt Albert Playcentre Thursday PM babies born April - July 2020 AKL MTB#253
12:30pm - 3pm FREE Space at Papatoetoe Playcentre Thursday PM babies born June - Sept 2020 AKL PPT#268
27 Fri 12:30pm - 3pm Space at Newmarket Playcentre Friday PM babies born June - Sept 2020 AKL NMK#262
30 Mon 12:30pm - 3pm **Existing Group** Space at Ellerslie Playcentre Monday PM babies born April - July 2020 AKL ELL#249
1 Tue 9am - 11:30am **Existing Group** Space at Drury Playcentre Tuesday AM babies born April - July 2020 AKL DUR#248
12pm - 2:30pm Space at Drury Playcentre Tuesday PM babies born June - Sept 2020 AKL DUR#267
12:30pm - 3pm ** Existing Group** Space at Morningside Playcentre Tuesday PM babies born April - July 2020 AKL MNG#245
2 Wed 9:30am - 12pm Space at Laingholm Playcentre Wednesday AM babies born March- July 2020 AKL LNG#254
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