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Wellington Playcentre Association
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Current Programmes

We are currently running twelve SPACE programmes for new parents in the Wellington Playcentre Association Region. These groups are located at Tawa-Linden, Kelburn, Newtown, Newlands-Tamariki, Hataitai, Johnsonville, Ngaio, Wilton, Karori and Paraparaumu Playcentres.


Due to the structure of the SPACE programme, it is necessary to group together babies of similar ages. As individual centres are usually only running one 30-week programme at a time, it will often be necessary to travel to a centre that is running a SPACE programme appropriate for your baby's age and development.


Future Programmes

We aim to have a new group for parents of babies aged from birth to five months starting at the beginning of each new school term.  Occasionally we are able to offer places to older babies if a parent withdraws from a course.


Due to the high demand for our SPACE courses we recommend that you register your interest as early as possible to avoid disappointment - preferably before your baby is born. If you do miss out on a place on a SPACE programme you are very welcome to visit your local Playcentre, where you and your baby are welcome to attend a general session.


Programme cost

We ask for a donation of $30 per term towards the cost of the programme. This is tax-deductible and is not payable until the programme has begun.



If you would like more information, please contact the Wellington Playcentre Association office on 237 7827, or email SPACE Team Administrator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To register for a SPACE programme please download the registration form, complete it and email it to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Administrator. Please note that currently our administrator only works a few hours per week so there may be a small delay in your enquiry being answered. Thank you for your patience.

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