Space @ Waikato Playcentres is a programme mainly for first time parents and their babies. The Space programme runs for 3 to 4 terms (approximately 30-40 weeks). Groups meet every week during the school term in 7 different locations; St Andrews, Nawton, Hamilton East, Paterson Street, Morrinsville, Cambridge and Leamington Playcentres. Sessions are run by Space trained facilitators.

The Space Programme has two focus areas, the first being The Heart of Parenting & The Growing Child. The second focus is on Exploring Play and concentrates on providing play experiences for the infants alongside their parents. There is a range of discussion topics covered and may vary according to group interests or needs. Occasionally guest speakers are invited to deliver specialized topics.

•Getting to know you / Ka mohiotia i a koe
•Understanding me / Mohio au
•Stimulation / Whakaoho
•The beauty of the brain / Te ataahua o te roro
•Uniquely you / Ahurei koe
•Sleeping / Moe
•Establishing attachment / Whakapumau whakamau
•What do I see? / Ka kite au i te aha?
•What do I hear? / Ka rongo au i te aha?
•Natural movement / Ka kite ki taku neke haere
•Heuristic play / Ahuatanga takaro
•Music / Waiata.

A typical Space session Focus: The Heart of Parenting & The Growing Child
Informal time of welcoming, relaxing & interaction
Thoughts and sharing moments
Songs, music/movement, rhymes and books
Discussion or guest speaker on the topic of the week.
Continuing opportunities for play throughout the session, including Heuristic play, playfulness and tactile experiences
Making resources
Social time

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. Joining fee is $120.00, payment can be made in cash at your first session or via internet banking.
Booking for TWINS : click on the desired programme, select and click + 2, proceed, book now and complete details requested. Joining fee for twins is $180.00

Community Service Card holders joining fee is $60, please bring card to first session and or quote number if paying fees on-line.
If facing financial hardship the joining fee can be paid in instalments over the first 12 weeks of the programme please contact Catherine 07 210 2827 to discuss.

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 spacewaikato 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 contact Catherine directly ph 07 210 BUBS or 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 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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November, 2017
27 Mon 1pm - 3pm Space @ Hamitlon East Playcentre Monday PM babies born September - November 2017
1 Fri 10am - 12pm Space @ Leamington Playcentre (Cambridge) Friday AM babies born September - November 2017
2 Sat 10:30am - 1pm Baby First Aid @ Space Waikato provided by First Training Waikato
Times shown in timezone: Auckland

Space @ Hamitlon East Playcentre Monday PM babies born September - November 2017

Monday, 27 November, 2017   1pm - 3pm
Hamilton East Playcentre, 46 Graham St, Hamilton East
Fully booked


Facilitators : Jenni Sargent and Sarah Hudson

This programme runs weekly on Monday 1 – 3.00pm during the school term

Tickets / Booking types

  • Joining fee $120.00 or $60 if Community Services Card holder. Please pay at your first session or via internet banking. Account: Waikato Playcentre Association 02 0316 0334525 00. Reference: Your name Code: HME#204
    If facing financial difficulties please email Catherine