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.
Plunket Rooms, 24 Grenada Street, Mount Maunganui
Otumoetai Plunket Centre, 59 Otumoetai Rd, Otumoetai
Welcome Bay Plunket Centre, 244 Welcome Bay Road, Welcome Bay
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.
We all want the very best for our kids and to be the best parents we can be and it’s not always easy! All of us at times lose our way, get triggered, and feel stuck or overwhelmed. Nurture Parenting creator Nichola Beamish, is a psychotherapist, teacher, and registered ‘Circle of Security’ parent facilitator. Her workshops are designed to provide participants with a down-to-earth understanding of attachment theory and a range of practical parenting tools to help parents get back on track and stay on track for longer. Nurture Parenting workshops and courses will support you in feeling more confident as a parent, to recognise your parenting style and your stress buttons. Nurture Parenting can help you to read your child’s behaviour, tune into their needs and help them manage their emotions.
The Family coaches from The Parenting Place bring their extensive training and experience to help uncover new insights, ideas and practical solutions to parenting and relationship challenges. Through one-on-one support (in person, via Skype or email), you’ll be provided with take-home strategies to bring about the positive changes you desire for your whanau.
Toolbox Parenting Courses
Toolbox parenting courses are bursting with practical strategies, ideas and insights to inspire and equip you on your parenting journey – wherever you’re up to (Baby and Toddler Years, Primary Years, Intermediate Years, or Teenage Years). Toolbox courses are held over six weeks in a relaxed and conversational small group setting with a trained facilitator.