Pēpi & Tamariki
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 West Auckland, including Hobsonville, and Northcote to Mangawhai Heads.