Space at Nelson/Tasman Playcentres

Space for you and your baby at Nelson and Tasman 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 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)

For more information on Space
Click link below to see a video on what Space for You and Your baby is all about.
Click link below to see how Playcentre offers the perfect environment for you and your baby.

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Programme Fees
30 Week Programme offered at Wakefield, Motueka and Takaka Playcentres

Option 1: PAY NOW $99 Discounted Rate (from $105)
Option 2: PAY $105 - $45 NOW and $60 by Week 10 of programme

40 Week Programme offered at Enner Glynn, Victory and Richmond Playcentres
Option 1: PAY NOW $132 Discounted Rate (from $140)
Option 2: PAY $140 - $45 NOW and $95 by Week 10 of programme

If you wish to book into a programme and do not have a credit/debit card OR want to apply for a WINZ Childcare Assistance subsidy OR need to arrange a payment plan, please contact

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)
Refund policy
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

WINZ Childcare Assistance
WINZ Childcare Assistance is available, if you would like forms sent to you please email

Babies over 5 months old
If your baby was born before January 2020 there a place may be available in an existing programme. If you can't see a group that is appropriate for your babies age, please email with your name, baby's name, date birth and preferred Space group location.

To Book
To book, click on the programme you want below, click 'select' on the programme fee you want, then click ‘view selection’, 'book now' and complete the details requested. Please only select multiple tickets for multiple babies under the same carer (attendee). If booking for a friend complete a separate booking. If the course you want to join is fully booked please join the wait list; click on the session you want then click 'Join Wait List' and fill in the details.

From 16 Jan 2021
February, 2021
3 Wed 9:30am - 11:30am Existing Space and Beyond Group at Takaka Playcentre, Wednesday AM Babies born Nov 2019-July 2020 USI TKA #116
12:30pm - 2:30pm Existing Space and Beyond at Enner Glynn Playcentre, Wednesday Pm Babies born Nov 2019-April 2020 USI ENG #115
9 Tue 9:30am - 11:30am Space at Richmond Playcentre Tuesday AM Babies born from October 2020 to January 2021 USI RMD#122
11 Thu 12:30pm - 2:30pm Space group at Motueka Playcentre, Thursday PM babies born June - October 2020 USI MOT#120
15 Mon 12:30pm - 2:30pm Existing Space and Beyond at Motueka Playcentre, Monday PM babies born January - May 2020 USI MOT#113
12:30pm - 2:30pm Space at Victory Playcentre Monday PM babies born Oct 2020 -Jan 2021 USI VIC#121
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