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As a Ministry-endorsed organisation, our playgroups are currently operating under Vaccine pass rules, in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines. 

COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN!

Excitement and fun are commonplace at The Family Space!

We run a variety of playgroup and childcare initiatives. These programs are endorsed by the Ministry of Education, and are designed for parents, caregivers and their children to enjoy playing, learning, growing, exploring and socialising in our inviting venue.

Our Playgroups take place during term time and are closed during the school holidays.

Program information is listed below: summarising the activity and detailing the weekday, time and cost per session. 

Our Services

Playgroup

A Ministry of Education endorsed playgroup for parents, caregivers and their children where you can enjoy playing and socialising in our inviting venue.  Our playgroups are informal and relaxed - anyone is free to join at any time.

Mondays and Tuesdays

10am - 12pm

Session:     $3 (1 child) $5 (2 children) $6 (3 children)

Term:         $40 (1 child) $70 (2 children) $95 (3 children)

Music Playgroup

A Ministry of Education endorsed music group for preschoolers (babies welcome too), run by a professional music group teacher. Pre-registration is appreciated wherever possible, however you are welcome at anytime on a casual basis as well. We welcome you to come along with your child/children for a free trial session. Run by Anne Neale.

Thursdays

9.30am - 11.30am

Session:     $7

Term:         $50 ($75 for two or more children)

Saturplay

A playgroup for dads (and stepdads, uncles, grandpas, etc) and all Saturday caregivers. Come and have fun with your children and meet others! Run by Tim Knauf.

Saturdays (Fortnightly)

10am - 12pm

Session:     Koha Donation

Birthday Parties

The Family Space is also available as a party venue for children under 5 years old. To register interest, please reach out to the Gateway Office: 

 

Phone:      (04) 388 6535

Email:        office@gatewaybaptist.org.nz

To be announced

To be announced

Session:     To be announced

Family Swaps

Either a Clothing Swap, Book Swap, Toy Swap or other kind of Swap.   Bring along clothes your children don't fit any more, or books they have grown out of, and go away with a bag load of "new" ones.

Once per term

To be announced

Session:     This is a free service for Family Space members.

Parenting Courses

We run parenting courses for parents of preschoolers, primary aged children and teenagers. These are relaxed, informal parenting sessions run over six weeks. The focus is on making your parenting experience a really positive one.

To be announced

To be announced

Session:     To be announced

 

DONATIONS

The Family Space can only exist financially with funding from the Ministry of Education, grants and regular donations. With generous giving, we can continue to support you and your family! These important donations help to cover the following costs:

Coordinator Salaries

Venue

Cleaning

Power and Heating

Activity

Consumables

Equipment

Maintenance

 

CASUAL

DONATION

WE  ENCOURAGE 

We appreciate casual donations on a 'per-session' basis! The new suggested casual donations are:

$3

single child per session

$5

two children per session

$6

three children per session

Lump sum donations are an alternate way to donate.  As The Family Space is a registered charity, the advantage of paying in this manner is that you can claim back 33% of your donations at the end of the financial year.

LUMP SUM

DONATION

 WE  ENCOURAGE 

$25

single child per

term

-

single session per week

$40

single child per

term

-

two sessions per week

$40

two children per term

-

single session per week

$70

two children per term

-

two sessions per week

$55

three children per term

-

single session per week

$95

three children per term

-

two sessions per week

Lump sum donations can be paid directly into our bank account at any time:

Westpac

Family Space Charitable Trust

 

03-0521-0499732-00

Please include your child’s name, the term you are paying for and “Playgroup” in the reference field so a tax receipt can be sent to you.

THANK YOU!

Your donations are greatly appreciated and go towards costs for the running of our playgroups. Your generosity makes a real difference!