Space @ Hutt Valley and Wellington Playcentres


Space for you and your baby @ 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
• Infant Massage
• Baby Sign Language

Space @ 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 if you would like more information.

To make a booking click on the desired programme below, click 'select', then 'proceed', 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.

The programme fee is $172.50 for 30 weeks. The invoice will be emailed to you within two weeks of your group starting and will give you the following payment options to choose from:
Payment can be made by one of the following options;
• Full payment via internet banking or through any branch of ASB
• Weekly instalments over the first 10 weeks of the programme ($17.25 per week for 10 weeks)
• Termly instalments of $57.50 at the beginning of each term
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 @ 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 The subsidy may cover all or part of the programme fee.

If facing financial difficulties please email

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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August, 2018
16 Thu Course: 16 dates Space hosted at Korokoro Playcentre (#KOR181) for babies born November to March 2018
23 Thu 12:15pm - 2:45pm Space hosted at Paekakariki Playcentre (PAE357) for babies born March to June 2018
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