Parents Centre

Christchurch Parents Centre

Christchurch Parents Centre

Childbirth Education

   Childbirth Education (Antenatal)
Our Childbirth Education courses are designed for those expecting their first child.  The courses are taught by our very experienced, knowledgeable and open-minded Diploma Qualified Childbirth Educators.  
We offer classes in Papanui and Cashmere.  Our classes are well-known for forming long lasting support, friendships and coffee groups, so we recommend you choose the location best suited to where you live.  
Enrolment is for Mummy-to-be and Husband/Partner/Support person.
Courses run continuously throughout the year.  Evening courses are 14+ hours total spread over 7 weeks, or book our weekend intensive course.
Early bookings are recommended when you are between 6 and 12 weeks pregnant.  You will start attending your classes between 26 and 32 weeks pregnant.
Your questions are encouraged, and there is time for a cuppa and bikkies!
The content of the course covers:
  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Childbirth Preparation
  • Stages of Labour
  • Birth
  • Coping techniques
  • Pain management options
  • Partner support
  • Breastfeeding
  • Practical Parenting

Save up to $35! We offer discount packages when booking - save up to $35 when booking additional courses with your Antenatal Course.

$195  Antenatal course - content 14+ hours 
$215  Antenatal + Baby & You courses (save $25!) - This package is recommended for ongoing support after Baby arrives, education and friendships!
$225  Antenatal, Baby & You and Moving and Munching courses (Save $35!) - The full package for ongoing education and support, from pregnancy through to Baby starting solids.
$65  Membership 1 year - optional, please add to your booking or contact us on

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Chch Parents Centre
The Village Papanui, 460 Papanui Rd, cnr Frank St.
        Due date Guideline
  PAN17 Monday  29 Oct - 10 Dec *FULL*  late Dec - Feb
  PAN18 Wednesday  7 Nov - 19 Dec *FULL*  Jan - Feb
  PAN19 Sat/Thurs/Sat  17, 22, 24 Nov *FULL*  mid Dec - Jan
  PAN20 Sat/Thurs/Sat  1, 6, 8 Dec  late Dec - Feb
Weekend classes run 10-4:30pm Saturdays, 7-9:15pm Thursday
        Due date Guideline
  PAN01 Sat/Wed/Sat

 19, 23, 26 Jan 2019 *2 places left*

 Mid Feb - Late March




 14 Jan - 25 Feb 2019 *FULL*  Mid Mar - April


7 - 9:15pm

 29 Jan - 12 March *FULL*  April - May


6:30 - 8:45pm

 4 March - 15 April  May - June
Weekend classes run from 10am - 4.30pm Saturdays, 7-9:15pm Wednesday


To book a Papanui class, click here.  


Cashmere Presbyterian Church Lounge
Cnr Dyers Pass Road & MacMillan Avenue
2018 Course dates 
COURSE  DATES  DAYS & TIMES  Due date Guideline
CAN11 5 November - 17 December   Mondays 7-9:15pm *FULL*  Jan - Feb
CAN12 8 November - 20 December  Thursdays 6.30 - 8.45pm *FULL*  Jan - Feb
2019 Course dates 
COURSE  DATES  DAYS & TIMES  Due date Guideline
CAN01  12, 17, 19 January  2019 Sat/Thur/Sat  Feb - March
CAN02  16 Jan - 6 March  Wednesdays, 6.30-8.45pm *FULL*  Late March-  Early May
CAN03  5 Feb - 19 March  Tuesdays, 7-9.15pm *FULL*   April  - May
CAN04  13 March - 24   April Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:45pm  mid May - June
 CAN05  18 March - 6 May  Mondays  7 - 9:15pm  late May - June

To book a Cashmere class, click here.


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