Space at Hutt Valley and Wellington Playcentres

Programmes starting in Term 1 2019 are now open for bookings!

Space for you and your baby at Hutt Valley and Wellington 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
• Brain development & early experiences
• Communication & language development
• Treasure baskets, heuristic play & exploration of play
• Physical development (fine & big muscle co-ordination)
• Socialisation

Space at Hutt Valley and Wellington Playcentres runs for 30 weeks during school terms. Families enrol at one centre, 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. If your baby is over 5 months old, you might be able to join an existing programme. Email us at lowernorth.programmes@playcentre.org.nz if you would like more information.

To make a booking click on the desired programme below, click 'select', then 'view selections', then 'book now' and complete the details requested.
If your baby is not born yet write TBA. The booking you make reserves your place for the duration of the programme.

Programme Fee: We are excited to announce that we have been able to find additional funding which means the fee to attend Space is now $35 per term from Term 1 2019. The programme runs for 4 school terms (terms are approx. 10 weeks). An invoice will be emailed to you after your group starts and termly thereafter, with payment via internet banking or through any branch of ASB (as detailed on your invoice). The programme fee is charged once per family, it is the same rate for twins or multiples.
The programme fee is charged once per family, it is the same rate for twins or multiples.

WINZ Child Care Subsidies are available for Space at Playcentre Aotearoa programmes. The WINZ Child Care subsidy is ‘means’ tested and requires both parents to disclose financial information. If you would like forms sent to you please email lowernorth.programmes@playcentre.org.nz. The subsidy may cover all or part of the programme fee.

If facing financial difficulties please email lowernorth.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 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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January, 2019
28 Mon 12pm - 2:30pm Space at Miramar Playcentre Monday PM for babies born September - December 2018 MIR#363
29 Tue 12:30pm - 3pm Space at Newtown Playcentre Tuesday PM for babies born September - December 2018 NTN#370
30 Wed 12:15pm - 2:45pm Space at Waterloo Playcentre Wednesday PM for babies born September - December 2018 WTL#374
31 Thu 12:15pm - 2:45pm Space at Days Bay Playcentre Thursday PM for babies born September - December 2018 DAY#375
February
1 Fri 12:15pm - 2:45pm Space at Kelburn Playcentre Friday PM for babies born September - December 2018 KEL#378
12:15pm - 2:45pm Space at Newlands Playcentre Friday PM for babies born September - December 2018 NLS#379
5 Tue 12:15pm - 2:45pm Space at Totara Park Playcentre Tuesday PM for babies born September - December 2018 TPK#371
7 Thu 12:15pm - 2:45pm Space at Alicetown Playcentre Thursday PM for babies born September - December 2018 ALT#376
8 Fri 11am - 1:30pm Space at Waikanae Playcentre Friday AM for babies born September - December 2018 WAI#377
13 Wed 12:15pm - 2:45pm Space at Paremata Playcentre Wednesday PM for babies born September - December 2018 PAR#373
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