Space at West Auckland Playcentres

New groups are now available for 2019 at Waiatarua, Waimauku and Ranui Playcentre.

***** It's not to late to start, we have some places available in our existing groups and would love to have you and your baby join us this week *****

Space for you and your baby @ West 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. 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
  • 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 @ West Auckland Playcentres runs for 30 weeks during school term in different Playcentres throughout the region. 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 and complete details requested. If your baby is not born yet write TBA. The booking you make, reserves your place for the duration of the programme

We charge a fee of $35 per term to attend Space. This fee will be invoiced to you via email once your programme has started. 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 covers the full cost of the programme.

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 to

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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February, 2019
4 Mon 12:30pm - 3pm Space at Henderson Valley Playcentre Monday PM existing group for babies born Apr - July 2018 HNV#070
5 Tue 12:30pm - 3pm Space at Swanson Playcentre Tuesday PM existing group for babies born Apr - Jul 2018 SWA#072
12:30pm - 3pm Space at Waiatarua Playcentre Tuesday PM babies born Oct 2018 - Jan 2019 WAI#091
7 Thu 12:30pm - 3pm Space at Helensville Playcentre Thursday PM existing group for babies born Apr - July 2018 HLV#068
12:30pm - 3pm Space at Ranui Playcentre Thursday PM babies born Oct 2018 - Jan 2019 RAN#090
8 Fri 9:30am - 12pm Space & Beyond at Massey Playcentre Friday AM play sessions for older babies born Apr 2017 - Apr 2018 MAS#001
12 Tue 12:30pm - 3pm Space at Waimauku Playcentre Tuesday PM babies born Oct 2018 - Jan 2019 WMK#089
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