Parents Centre

Central Auckland

Central Auckland

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Parenting is no different to any other career, albeit not as well paid!  We offer a variety of courses to support your parenting skills development, whether your child is not yet born, an infant or preparing for school.

Courses Overview

We offer Antenatal courses covering childbirth education and practical parenting.  And once your baby arrives we run a range of Parent Education courses for babies newborn to 18 months old.
We also run  Special Interest Sessions throughout the year.
Our members receive discounted access to courses.  And non-members are welcome to attend most courses at the full price. Refer to the course details for each course for options.
We use experienced and passionate people to speak at our courses.  Check out our speaker profiles
We look after the wider central Auckland area from Auckland City to Onehunga and Greenlane to Avondale.
Most courses are run at Athol Syms Hall, 11 Griffin Ave, Epsom.  We will confirm the venue for your course when you register.

Antenatal and Parenting Courses Summary

Antenatal (before baby arrives)

Childbirth education, practical parenting, and a new parent support group (coffee group). See the Antenatal course details.

Baby & You (newborn - 3 months)

A postnatal course covering care for your baby and yourself during the first months after your baby's arrival. See the Baby & You course details.

Moving & Munching (4 - 6 months)

A course for parents with babies aged 4 ' 6 months, covering introducing solids, care of baby teeth, plus early development and safety with a view to babies becoming mobile. See the Moving & Munching course details.

Crawling & Crunching (7 - 11 months)

A course for parents with babies aged 7 ' 11 months, covering crawling, the next stage of solids, swimming with babies and home based child care. See the Crawling & Crunching course details.

Tinies to Tots (12+ months)

A course for parents with older babies aged 12+ months, covering fitting first shoes in preparation for walking, changing nutrition needs, changing sleeping patterns and development of older babies. See the Tinies to Tots course details.

Hot Topics (various ages)

Hot topics as requested by our members. See the Special Interest Sessions we put on throughout the year.

Course Bookings

You can book a course by contacting our Course Bookings Officer on  We endeavour to respond to emails within three days; sometimes we need to be parents more than volunteers so if it takes a bit longer please bear with us.

Course Booking Policy

Your booking is provisional until paid in full.  You must pay for your course at least one week in advance or immediately if you book less than a week before the course start date.
There is a full refund if you cancel your booking up to 6 weeks in advance of the course start date or  at any time in extenuating circumstances.  
An administration fee will apply to cancellations made less than 6 weeks prior to the course start date.
There is no refund if you cancel within 7 days of the course start date without extenuating circumstances.
If you cannot attend at the last minute, you can send someone else in your stead.  We appreciate knowing who this is so we can add this person's name to the course attendance list.  You need to arrange any exchange of paid course fees between yourselves (external to CAPC).
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