Parent Education and Support - 46 Centres

We believe that parenting is everything and that great parents will grow great children! We work with parents to equip them with the best in knowledge, skills and support so that they can be best parents they can possibly be.

See here for details of our support and educational programmes offered through a strong support network of 46 Centres around the country.

Start at the source and change a generation!

Parents Centres New Zealand opens the door to a wealth of pregnancy, birth and postnatal information and programmes.

Newly launched is our brand new Early Pregnancy Programme. This programme is the first step in your parenting journey with Parents Centre.

The second step is your Childbirth and Early Parenting programme (antenatal classes).

Go to the link here to find out more! 



Kiwiparent Magazine - subscribe now

Kiwiparent magazine has been New Zealand's leading parenting magazine for decades. It is packed full with advice, real life stories, topical issues and the very latest in product information. Our April/May issue is due out next week so keep an eye out!! A year's subscription is just $45 -what a great gift!

Click here to visit our Kiwiparent website and to subscribe, or pick up the latest copy at The Baby Factory stores nationwide.



Parents Centres - News


Be in to WIN a Kiwiparent PHOTOSHOOT and prize package worth over $10,000! Huggies believe that, if your baby is healthy and happy, you’re doing a great job! They're celebrating everyday moments where you embraced your own parenting style. Go to their Facebook page here and tell them in the comments about your approach to parenting, along with a pic of you and bub and you're in the draw. Full T&C's and total prize package details can be found in the note section their Facebook page. Entries close 9am, Friday 10 July.


At 11am this Mother’s Day 10 May, Parents Centre is calling on families of all ages and stages around New Zealand to check in with their original coffee group and show support for their village by catching up online in The Big Coffee Group Catch Up

Parents Centre has been leading first-time parents through evidence-based childbirth and newborn education classes and setting up coffee groups for nearly 70 years and now, more than ever, we need our support groups.   The bonds formed in a coffee group when babies are little can last a lifetime.

This Mother’s Day, whether you are a new parent or if your children are grown, it is a great time to honour those friendships and offer support to those in your network who may be finding today’s lockdown challenging.

Parents can register their antenatal coffee group for The Big Coffee Group Catch Up on the Parents Centre Facebook page, then schedule a call with their network. By posting a photo of their coffee group, tagging their group and explaining what is special about their group, they will go in the draw to each win a bag of Vivace Espresso delivered to their door in time for Mother’s Day.

Parents posting about #MyCoffeeGroup on their own social channels, while tagging @ParentsCentres and @Vivaceespresso will receive a 10% discount on all products from the online Vivace Coffee store until midnight Mother’s Day and will go in the draw to win a $100 coffee shout for their group post-lockdown.


Parents Centre provides an essential service for parents preparing for their new baby and for the first months of parenthood.

With the potential spread of Covid-19, we taking into consideration requirements to keep everyone who uses our services safe. 

Because the information we provide to parents is time critical, ​and because we want to be proactive during this unsettling time, Parents Centre have ​already put into action new ways to ensure our services are still available to everyone who needs them.

Check your local Centre for their latest information.

The Ministry of Health is providing daily bulletins on what you need to do to keep safe.  Check these daily and remember to frequently wash your hands thoroughly, self-isolate if you are feeling ill and avoid crowded places. The policy of social distancing should now be treated as the new norm, as it slows down the potential spread of CV.

Key messages:

  • Keep up to date with the Ministry of Health’s advice.
  • Wash hand frequently and thoroughly
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Sneeze into your arm or elbow, not your hands
  • Self-isolate if you are not feeling well
  • Keep at least 2 metres from anyone who is unwell

Add us to your newsfeed on facebook for the latest in news, research and the odd light moment!