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 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.

Family / Whānau Support (Māma and Pēpi)

Family / Whānau Support enables whānau with knowledge which encourages pēpi and tamariki to thrive and support a positive future. Through 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.

Poipoia Te Mokopuna (Te Tipu Paa Harakeke – Parent)

Poipoia Te Mokopuna provides education and support in the home to nurture pēpi/tamariki and their learnings using te reo Māori and tikanga.
Available to: Māori /Whānau living in Waitakere with pēpi/tamariki aged between 0 – 3 years.

Engaging Priority Families

This programme supports whānau with tamariki 3- 4 years old that want to enrol into a quality ECE centre and take advantage of the 20 hours free.
Available to: Whānau living in Waitakere with tamariki 3- 4 years.

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 positive parenting program for parents 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.

Family/ Whānau Care (Child & Youth)

Our trained kaimahi provide health services to 5 -18 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

Te Rito o Waipareira (Early Learning Centre)

Early childhood centre for pre-schoolers with a focus on bi-lingual language delivery (Māori and English) for pēpi and tamariki from 6 months old up to 5 years old.