Supervised Play Area

​The Westland Recreation Centre provides a Supervised Play Area to allow parents with young children to attend group fitness classes and use the centre facilities. Please read the terms and conditions of use below.

Westland Recreation Centre Supervised Play Area Policy

Information correct as at 7 July 2020

Age of children

The Supervised Play Area is for children aged between three months and eight years old.


The Supervised Play Area is a service offered to users of the Westland Recreation Centre.

​Active membership​The service is free and included as part of your membership.

Hours of operation

​Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday​9am to 11am


You must complete an enrolment form before your first booking. We also need to take a copy of your child’s immunisation record, although we do take children who have not been immunised. The information gathered about your child will be kept in the strictest confidence. Please let reception know if your contact details change so that we can keep our records current.

 Supervised Play Area - Child Enrolment Form (PDF, 115KB)


All sessions are for ONE HOUR and children must be dropped off and picked up within five (5) minutes of a booked session time. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling the Westland Recreation Centre reception on 03 768 9076.


If you need to cancel your booking, at least one (1) hours’ notice is expected.

Sign in / sign out

Parents must sign their child in and out. Under no circumstances can you leave Westland Recreation Centre whilst your child is in the Supervised Play Area.

Child’s needs

Please provide:

  • A named bag
  • Healthy snack and drink (no nuts please)
  • Infant bottle and/or cup
  • A spare set of clothing
  • Disposable nappies and wet wipes


Children who take medication on a regular basis must have a signed medication action plan which allows us to administer this medication, eg Ventolin inhalers. No medication should be left in children’s bags.


If there are no spaces available for the session you would like to book, you can go onto the wait-list. We will call as soon as a space becomes available and endeavour to give you as much notice as possible so that you can get in and workout.

Child illness

We are committed to trying to eliminate child illness within Westland Recreation Centre. We ask if your child has any of the following symptoms you keep them at home until they have cleared:

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhoea in the last 48 hours
  • A high temperature
  • An unidentified rash
  • Inflamed throat or eyes
  • Coughing / spluttering
  • Green runny nose
  • School sores / open wounds
  • Hand, foot and mouth
  • General un-wellness of your children

Please do not be offended if you are denied access to the centre or you are called back during your workout if your child becomes distressed. We are only preventing the spread of illness amongst the other children and staff.


Due to some children's allergies, we are a nut free zone. Please do not bring food items containing nuts to the Supervised Play Area.

Settling children in

Please talk to staff regarding settling in requirements for your child. Each child will have their own settling needs and it is important that staff can plan with parents to meet these.

Disposable changing and toileting

Please ensure that when you leave your child at the Supervised Play Area they are wearing a clean, dry disposable nappy. If you specifically wish your child to be changed during their time with us, please advise staff of this. Staff will make regular disposable checks, but unless your child is obviously wet or soiled and you have not advised your child’s requirements, staff will not change your child’s disposable. If you are changing your child at the Supervised Play Area, please use the change mat provided, not the floor. If your child is toilet training, please follow the above procedure and tell a staff member of your child’s toileting needs. If you do forget your disposable nappy, they can be purchased at the Westland Recreation Centre reception.

Evacuation procedure

If the evacuation alarm sounds, please do not attempt to return to your child. After you have evacuated we will meet you in the assembly area. In the event of an earthquake, staff will assist children to drop and cover and attempt to keep children calm, begin any first aid required and wait for help to arrive.

Page reviewed: 07 Jul 2020 11:13am