Upcoming Courses

Antenatal Classes Package

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 26-28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

2021 Class schedule (Located at 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay):

  • Sundays, 30th May & 6th June, 9am to 4pm
  • Sundays, 13th & 20th June, 9am to 4pm
  • Sundays, 27th June & 4th July, 9am to 4pm
  • Tuesdays, 27th July to 14th September, 7pm to 9pm
  • Saturdays, 31st July & 7th August, 9am to 4pm
  • Sundays, 15th & 22nd August, 9am to 4pm
  • Sundays, 12th & 19th September, 9am to 4pm
  • Tuesdays, 26th October to 14th December, 7pm to 9pm
  • Sundays, 31st October & 7th November, 9am to 4pm

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

Once Antenatal classes are completed, Wellington South Parents Centre helps the participants to form an informal support group.

Part of this Antenatal package entitles you to a one year membership to Parents Centre.  This includes discounts to other parenting programmes, partner discounts (e.g. The Sleep Store, Baby Factory, Resene and Baby on the move discounts), annual subscription to Parents Centre’s must read Kiwiparent magazine 6 times a year, and other local benefits.


COST $215.00

Baby & You

Once your baby arrives you’re likely to have lots more questions! Our Baby and You course is the ideal time to ask questions and deal with issues as they arrive whilst helping you to understand and cope with your role as a new parent.

Topics covered include:

  • Caring for a newborn including feeding, sleeping and settling and baby massage
  • Life changes and looking after yourself including post-pregnancy/childbirth health & wellbeing for mum
  • Development and play including stimulation for baby, age appropriate toys and key milestones of baby’s growth and development

There is a change table for your baby, morning tea for you, and plenty of room to park your buggy or capsule.  Dads, Partners, Grandparents, aunties/uncles or any support people are most welcome to come too.


COST $60.00

CPR & Child Health Class

This class 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.

Bring your baby - we have a change table available, plus there will be someone to cuddle your baby if you need a break.

Cost: $20 per person, $30 for a family ( this is you plus a support person - your partner, your mum, or anyone else you'd like to bring)


COST $20.00


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