Childspace Study Tour 2024 – Childspace Institute, 45 Helston Road, Johnsonville, Wellington

Fri 22 Nov 2024 9:00 AM - Mon 25 Nov 2024 2:00 PM NZDT
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Presented by Toni and Robin Christie.

Your hosts, Toni & Robin Christie will lead this 4 day adventure and you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning environments of Childspace, observe children and teachers interacting in these environments, explore a bit of Wellywood, and attend a series of workshops at the Childspace Institute.

This study tour runs from Friday 22 Monday 25 November 2024.

Course cost covers all meals, transport, tours, materials, and workshops. Flights, accommodation, and travel to and from our institute in Johnsonville are at participants own expense.


Friday 22 November, 9-4pm:
Morning tea, lunch and happy hour included. Welcome, introductions and tour outline and materials. An opening address and overview of respectful people, places and things from Toni and Robin. Workshops including leadership and rituals, and then we finish the day learning ukulele with a happy hour!

Saturday 23 November, 9am–4pm:
Lunch and happy hour included. Centre Tours – lunch and transport included. Meet at Childspace Institute for centre tours. Morning tours of all four Childspace centres and the workshop. Returning to the Institute for reflection, a workshop on risk, resilience and loose parts play, and finish the day with a happy hour and introduction to zentangle. The evening is free to explore Wellington and taste NZ cuisine.

Sunday 24 November:
Free Day to explore Wellington and NZ Culture. Information on tours and cultural experiences will be provided as part of your welcome pack.

Monday 25 November, 9 – 2pm:
Tours and Workshops – lunch and transport included. We will divide into small groups to observe within specific centres of interest throughout the morning. Observation time will allow an opportunity to view morning tea and lunch rituals as well as sleepers at the younger centres and the programme in operation. Return to the institute for our own lunch ritual. Afternoon reflection, questions, discussion, certificates, evaluations, and farewell.

General admission price: $820
Special price for subscribers to The Space or Childspace at Your Place (CAYP): $790

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Numbers will be limited to ensure the best tailor-made experience for participants.