Parenting Education

There are a number of parenting classes available to help you develop your parenting skills through the different stages of your child’s early development.

Plunket Parenting Education Classes

Plunket offers a range of free courses to parents and caregivers, aimed at supporting their role through the different stages of their child’s early development. Courses include PEPE course, CPR course, antenatal classes and parenting education classes.

There are three education centres in Tauranga to facilitate these courses.

Mt Maunganui Parenting Education
Plunket Rooms, 24 Grenada Street, Mount Maunganui
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Otumoetai Parenting Education
Otumoetai Plunket Centre, 59 Otumoetai Rd, Otumoetai
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Welcome Bay Parenting Education
Welcome Bay Plunket Centre, 244 Welcome Bay Road, Welcome Bay
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Space for you and your baby, is a programme mainly for first time parents and their babies and is a great way to connect with other new parents and their babies as you explore parenting and children’s development in a safe, facilitated environment. The Space programme runs for 3 to 4 terms (approximately 30 to 40 weeks) and the groups meet every week during the school term.

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