Upcoming Courses

Baby and You Antenatal & Postnatal Programme

Congratulations on your pregnancy, and welcome to Parents Centre Aotearoa!  This is an incredible time, as you embark on your parenting journey.

Antenatal Classes

Parents Centre antenatal programmes are delivered by qualified educators who hold an annual practicing certificate.  We ensure that the classes provide you with evidence-based information to help you make decisions.  They are delivered in a manner that is interactive, engaging, and fun.

We serve families primarily in the following areas so your group will be filled with local parents.  If you do not live in these areas, click here to search for your local Parents Centre.


 Glen Innes


 Greenlane East



 Mission Bay

 Mt Wellington






 St Heliers




Antenatal classes are held one night a week on a Monday or Wednesday, for 6 weeks, from 7pm - 9.15pm, at St Chads Church and Community Centre, St Johns. You are best to complete this course at least 3-4 weeks before your due date.

Topics include

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Relaxation, management & coping strategies
  • Support person/Partner’s role
  • Feeding your baby
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting


Postnatal classes

Our postnatal programme follows on from antenatal classes and offer sound tips and strategies as you begin your journey into parenthood.  It is ideal for those with babies up to around 12 weeks old.  This is a three-week course that runs one day a week from 10am to 12pm for you and your baby to attend.

To see your baby smile, play and grow can be an extraordinary experience.  You will have feelings of tenderness and closeness and a sense of awe at the miracles of the first milestones.

With a new baby, sometimes come uncertainties.  Your tiny bundle may rule the entire household through their routines, sleep patterns and personalities.  This can be very challenging for a new parent, so come and join us and ask your questions.

Topics include

  • A brief reflection birth experience
  • Feeding & Sleeping
  • Communication and Settling pēpi
  • Lifestyle changes and looking after yourself
  • Physical development
  • Social and emotional and brain development
  • Age-appropriate toys and activities

The structure of this course is relaxed and informal with time for your questions and a cuppa. A great opportunity for new parents to get out of the house, meet other parents experiencing the same joys and challenges and foster their coffee group.  


COST $320.00

First Aid for Babies and Young Children

There is 1.5 to 2 hours of content including Q&A.  Price is per person.

  • Infant and Child CPR
  • Choking
  • Common incidents such as: burns, head injuries, fevers, febrile seizures and respiratory distress.



COST $35.00


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