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SPACE Programme - Newtown

About us:  

Our Space (for you and your baby) programme is facilitated by experienced, passionate facilitators who are passionate about infant development and the holistic wellbeing of infants, parents and whānau. The Space programme will give you valuable information to support your family in the first year of your parenting journey, and a group to form connections with other parents in your community.  

We are part of a community services hub and the Salvation Army church, offering wrap around support services for families. Within our Newtown building we have access to things such as playgroup, counselling, foodbank, and a fruit and vegetable co-op. 

We aim to run our Space parenting programmes four mornings a week, Monday to Thursdays 9:00am-11.30am for up to 15 babies and parents per session.  

Our enrolments are currently on hold. We are due to start new programmes at the beginning of 2024. We run two different options;

Three-term Programme:  Ideal for beginning pēpi at aged approx. 3 months to 5 months old. 

The first two terms cover topics relating to child physical, social, and emotional development as your baby grows through their first year. We also discuss supportive topics about becoming a parent in an environment that is safe and fun for you, as a new parent to learn alongside your pēpi. The final term is based on play experiences that will provide you with some insight into how play extends your child’s learning, with heaps of fun along the way.  

Two-term Programme: We also offer a two-term programme, ideal for beginning pēpi at aged approx. 5 months to 9 months old.

A perfect opportunity to join a Space programme if you did not manage to do so earlier when baby was new. This consists of one term of discussion topics that relate to parenting and child development, more relevant to the later stage of your parenting journey and the age of your pēpi and one term of play experiences which provide you an environment to enjoy engaging with your pēpi while they explore play. 

Cost: There is a $45 fee paid to Parenting Place for all programmes, and then a $30 fee per enrolled term paid directly to our centre.

To find out more about a Space programme for your baby/to register your interest in joining one of our programmes, please complete this form.

Contact us:

Phone: 04 389 9781 
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