Upcoming Courses

Baby and You Antenatal Programme

Congratulations on your pregnancy, and welcome to Parents Centre Aotearoa!  This is an incredible time, as you embark on your parenting journey.

Antenatal classes are held on either a Tuesday night (for either 6 weeks from 6:45pm to 9pm, or over 7 weeks from 7pm to 9pm) or a Saturday or Sunday from 9am to 3.30pm for 2 weeks or over a whole weekend. Located at Our Lady's Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street (off Murray Street), Island Bay. You are best to complete this course at least 3-4 weeks before your due date.

Parents Centre antenatal programmes are delivered by qualified educators who hold an annual practicing certificate.  We ensure that the classes provide you with evidence-based information to help you make decisions.  They are carried out in a manner that is interactive, engaging, and fun.

Topics include

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Relaxation, management & coping strategies
  • Support person/Partner’s role
  • Feeding your baby
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

COST $230.00

CPR & Child First Aid Class

This course is held over 2x Mondays from 7 to 9pm and aims to give you the basic CPR and health knowledge to care for your child.  The course will teach you how to save a baby's or a child's life with CPR.  The Child Health part of the course covers common illnesses for 0-5 years, first aid kit contents, and the basic first aid knowledge.

This class is taught by a GP and an intensive care paramedic.

You’re very welcome to bring your baby to class with you.  We provide a change table, and personal spaces to feed if you’re still getting the hang of breastfeeding.  We also have a loving and experienced set of arms to hold your baby, so you can participate in the hands-on part of the CPR section of the class.  Many people bring their babies, and find their babies often sleep in their capsule/pram right through the class!

Cost: $35 per person, $60 for a family ( this is you plus a support person - your partner, your mum, or anyone else you'd like to bring)


COST $35.00


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