About Baby Space Nelson, Richmond | Established Childcare Facility | Early Learning Centre for infants and toddlers to 5 years Richmond |

5 Chelsea Ave, Richmond


03 544 1106

BabySpace has changed to meet your needs!

New Hours: 7:45 -5:15

New age range birth to 5 years

Baby Space Nelson

Early Childhood Advisor's recent visit

An Early Childhood Advisor recent visit led to these comments being made “As I entered the centre I felt a very strong sense of respect, belonging, peace and trust. Each teacher displayed a huge respect for the tamariki in many different ways. This afternoon was filled with magic and many wonderful moments where teachers participated in supporting individual children routines while other teachers were engaged with children in explorative experiences. The centre philosophy based around respectful relationships is well embedded, nurtured and visible in teachers practice.

We welcome you to visit and see quality in action.

BabySpace NelsonTēnā koutou katoa
Nō Otautahi ahau, inaianei e noho ana ahau ki Waimeha
Ko Chris tōku tāne
Ko Sam raua Ko Morgan ōku tamariki
Ko Lynda tōku ingoa
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa

Hi I am Lynda Richards, my husband Chris and I are the proud owners of BabySpace.  We have two adult children Sam & Morgan. I have my Higher Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood and have been working with young children since 1982.  I work here daily and continue to be excited by and interested in working with young children and their families.
We are dedicated to providing an excellent service for children and their families and a centre where teachers are happy and proud to work.

BabySpace NelsonHello my name is Robyn Rowell.  I have been working in early childhood since 1998 where I first began in Special Education before moving into full time teaching role with 2-5 year olds.    I have always enjoyed working with the different age groups however and it was my aspiration from a young age to work with babies in particular. Therefore, I feel very privileged to be living the dream here at BabySpace where I have been working since Lynda first opened in 2008.  I have high regard and respect for the great team of kaiako here and I believe our philosophy which includes Primary Caregiving offers our families a unique quality to the value of care we provide.

Baby Space NelsonKia ora
Ko Tracey Browning tōku ingoa
Nō Te Papa-I-Oea ahau
Inaianei e noho ana ahau ki Waimeha i te Wai Pounamu

My name is Tracey Browning.  I live locally with my partner Scott, and have three daughters, Sarah, Rachel and Amy.  I completed my Diploma of Teaching (ECE) in 2008 and have worked with infants and toddlers since then.  I feel fortunate to be working within a fabulous team of passionate teachers at BabySpace, each wanting the best for our tamariki.  My passions include playing the ukulele, and expanding my understanding of te Ao Māori while learning te reo Māori.
He taonga nui ā tātou tamariki – The greatest treasure is our children.

Tēnā koutou katoa
Nō Otepoti ahau, inaianei e noho ana ahau ki Whakatu
Ko John toku hoa rangitira
Ko Jessie rāua, ko Ajay a maua tamariki
Ko Abby tōku ingoa
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa

 Hi my name is Abby Black and I live in Nelson with my husband John and our two children Jessie and Ajay. I graduated with a Batchelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education in 2017. I am passionate about working with infants and toddlers and feel privileged to be part of the Babyspace team. I look forward to getting to know you tamariki and whānau