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|Mission||“Positive birth experiences and informed parenting in a community where parents are supported and highly valued in their role”|
Parents Centre is a community based not-for-profit organisation set up by parents for parents in 1952.
New Plymouth Parents Centre was one of the first to be established, in 1957, and we are still going strong, helping parents with parenting.
We hold antenatal classes, sessions on baby’s first few months, to sessions on baby’s development in the moving and munching classes. Our tinies-to-tots course looks at our little babies becoming independent strong-minded little people.
Hundreds of Mums and Dads and carers bring their children to our playgroups and learn through play in a safe, stimulating child-friendly environment.
Parenting is a vital role in the community. It is the most important job any of us will ever experience and it should be recognised, valued and supported by decision-makers, authorities, health and education professionals and the community in general.
New Plymouth Parents Centre believes that prospective parents have the right to quality parenting and childbirth education and information, enabling them to make informed decisions on their parenting role.
Our centre is supported in a number of ways by Parents Centres New Zealand Inc. However, we are a separate entity and as such are charged with the responsibility of providing the best we can for our membership and the wider community.
Childbirth Education – quality information and support about pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.
Parent Education – equipping parents with knowledge, life skills and the best opportunities for their children.
Parent Support – networks, friendship, connectedness, resources and expertise for parents.
A national voice - (advocacy) for parenting, birthing and families.