Parent Education Seminars & Courses

Parents Centres throughout New Zealand run courses for over 9,000 parents of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and primary age children. Positive parenting courses, starting school evenings, informal coffee groups, playgroups and social events provide further support and friendship to parents and their children.

Postnatal courses and informal support groups give parents the chance to meet other parents, establish friendships, and help adjust to your new lives as parents.

Below is a selection of courses available throughout the year – more will be added so check back regularly or follow our Facebook page for news.

red cross new zealand logoInfant First Aid

In association with Red Cross, we offer evening Infant First Aid sessions once a month at the Red Cross premises in Onekawa.

Bookings are limited on each course and do fill up quickly.

More information and booking forms can be found here.

solidsStarting Solids
Starting solids is such an exciting time, but knowing what to feed, when and how much can also be really daunting.

Join Gina from Hawke’s Bay Chiropractic & Wellness for an informal and informative session on Starting Solids. Babies are welcome, morning tea provided. Class sizes will be kept small and intimate so plenty of opportunities for questions.

Post Natal Depression Support

Looking for support with Post Natal Depression? Napier Family Centre run a postnatal adjustment programme each term. For more info visit their website:

Special Topic Seminars

We also run special seminars throughout the year on topics of interest to our members.