Pēpi & Tamariki

Kaiārahi Child Services

If you are unsure which services are best suited to your whānau and pēpi / tamariki then Kaiārahi child services is your first stop. Whānau are supported through advocacy and connection to services. They can provide a flexible home-based service that supports parents/caregivers and whānau to be the best parents they can be.
Available to: Whānau who are either pregnant or have a child in their care under the age of 4 years old. You must live in Waitakere to be eligible for this service.

Tamariki Ora Service

Tamariki Ora provides well child services for whānau with pēpi from 4 weeks old up to 5 years. Support, advice and information around health-related issues e.g. breastfeeding, development of baby, hearing and vision is provided. Supporting whānau to connect to other appropriate support may also be offered where required.
Available to: Pēpi/tamariki aged between 0-5 years and their whānau living in the Waitakere / Whau local board area.

Te Kete Aronui

Te Kete Aronui aims to improve education outcomes of tamarki studying in year 1-8 through free numeracy and literacy activities. The after school programme works to improve both skills and engagement in learning.
Available to: Whānau in the Waitakere and South Auckland area with one or more tamariki in year 1-8

Family / Whānau Support (Māma and Pēpi)

Family / Whānau Support enables whānau with knowledge that encourages pēpi and tamariki to thrive and support a positive future. The free services include advocacy and information on breastfeeding, immunisation, pregnancy care, parenting skills, nutrition, travel assistance to GP and maternity appointments.
Available to: Pēpi/tamariki aged between 0-5 years and their whānau living in the Waitakere area.

Incredible Years (IY) Ngā Tau Miharo

IY is a 15 week parenting programme for parents / caregivers with children aged between 3-8 years. IY encourages and enables parents to strategise and manage their child’s behaviours and to enhance and upskill their knowledge of parenting and the role of being a parent. Using whakawhanaungatanga, Incredible Years helps build strong relationships between parents and Tamariki.
Parents must also complete 10/14 sessions to graduate from this programme.
Available to: Whānau living in Waitakere with tamariki aged between 3 – 8 years.

Te Tipu Pā Harakeke

Te Tipu Pā Harakeke is a free programme that provides education and support in the home to nurture pēpi/tamariki and their learnings using te reo Māori and tikanga. The programme will consist of home visits, where kaimahi will provide fun and educational activities to do together; te reo Māori books will be distributed to the whānau as a resource; te ao Māori playgroups are held where they can interact with other whānau and some haerenga/excursions together as a group.

Available to: Māori /Whānau living in Waitakere with pēpi/tamariki aged between 0 – 3 years.

Engaging Priority Families

This free programme supports whānau with tamariki 3- 4 years old who want to enrol into a quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre and take advantage of the free 20 ECE hours.
Available to: Whānau living in Whau area including West Harbour to Avondale with tamariki 3- 4 years who have not attended an ECE centre in the last three months.

Puna Kainga Playgroup

This is a playgroup for whānau with tamariki that are 4 years old Whānau stay and play alongside their tamariki to help them become confident learners and prepare them for success at schools.
Available to: Whānau living in Waitakere with tamariki aged 4 years old.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme)

Triple P is a free positive parenting program for parents and caregivers of children up to the age of 12 years. It is delivered as either a series of four 1-to-1 sessions or in a group discussion.
Available to: Whānau living in Waitakere with tamariki aged up to the age of 12 years.

Positive Parenting Active Lifestyles Programme

PPAL is  a free programme for whānau of children who are 2- 4 years old and have a BMI percentile of 91% or above. It seeks to improve parents’ understanding of health and nutrition and help them develop effective strategies for managing children’s weight-related behaviour.
Available to: Whānau living in Auckland Whau area including Hobsonbille, and Northcote to Mangawhai Heads.

Kārearea Service

The Kārearea Kaiārahi works with whānau who are frequent users of Waitematā District Health Board Emergency Department services. Whānau are supported to access appropriate health care, including holistic health services based in their community.
Available to: Pēpi, tamariki and rangatahi aged 0-24 years and their whānau living in West Auckland or North Shore areas.

Family/ Whānau Care (Child & Youth)

Our trained kaimahi provide health services to 0-17 year olds within a health clinic, school and kura kaupapa
Available to: Tamariki in these schools, or attending the health clinic.

Services with a Fee Attached

Te Ara Puawai

After school programme that supports 7 – 11 year olds with literacy and numeracy. Each child is assessed prior to enrolment and targeted support is provided. Sessions are run on Mon-Fri 3:30pm-4:45pm, 5pm-6:15pm