Space at Playcentre

Space for you and your baby

Playcentres welcome children from age 0-6, and infants are welcome to attend most Playcentre sessions and participate in the regular activities. However, we also offer more specialised sessions where there is a real focus on the needs of newborns to 1 year olds, as well as the support and friendship of other new parents. Find out more about these tailored programmes below.

It’s no secret that being a new parent can come with a lot of happiness & a fair share of challenges!

Adjusting to your new life, new routine (or lack of it) & new baby can be a daunting task that is sure to raise many questions.

At Space you and your baby will connect with other new parents & their babies aged between 0 – 4 months old, to 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 & 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.

 

Find a programme near you

  • To find a Space programme near you at Playcentre click here
  • To find out more about the Space programme click here

Topics discussed may include

  • Sleeping & crying
  • Establishing attachment
  • Expressing myself (communication & language development)
  • Physical development (fine & big muscle co-ordination)

  • Becoming a parent
  • The beauty of the brain (brain development & early experiences)
  • Treasure baskets, heuristic play & exploration of play
  • A sense of me & others (socialisation)