Parents Centre

Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt

Scheduled Courses

We generally run Baby and You courses bi-monthly. The course is suitable for parents and their babies aged 0-3 months. The course usually runs on a Tuesday from 10am-12pm at Waiwhetu Uniting Church Hall for 4 weeks.

Baby and You courses 2017:

  • We hope to schedule a course soon; please get in touch to express your interest.

We are also taking enquiries for the Bigger Baby and You course and Baby & Infant CPR. 

If you are interested in attending a Baby and You course or any Parents Centre course that is not currently scheduled, please email We will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Parent education course descriptions

Note that pre-payment is required for all courses.

 Baby and You

Speaker: Lena (Sleep Consultant & Childbirth Educator)

Cost: $55 members / $75 non-members

The Baby & You programme follows on from antenatal classes and runs over 4 sessions. The course is a fantastic opportunity to get out and about with your newborn in the early weeks. You take your baby along and he/she can feed/sleep/play throughout the sessions.

It is a structured but informal class and if your baby is unsettled during the class this is no problem at all. The course covers a lot of topics that will be helpful to you in getting through the first few weeks/months of parenthood and deals with feeding, winding, illness and when to call a doctor, sleep and settling techniques, childhood complaints e.g. teething & common colds, crying and what it means, toys/books, music & movement, baby massage and more!

If you are having a particular problem, it's a great place to seek advice and hear other people's similar stories.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied.

 Bigger Baby and You

Speaker: Lena (Sleep Consultant & Childbirth Educator)

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

This course is aimed at parents of babies 4-8 months of age. In two workshops you'll learn about:

  • introducing solids, including when to start first foods, introducing textures, meal preparation and equipment 
  • managing milk and solids 
  • changes to sleep techniques as your baby ages
  • teeth and teething
  • how to be a good play partner
  • development and learning through movement.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied.

 Baby & Infant CPR

Speaker: Simon (from First Aid Specialists)

Cost: $25.00 members / $35.00 non-members

A basic 2 hour life support course covering both baby and infant CPR that every new parent, grandparent and caregiver should attend. This course is run by a fully qualified First Aid Tutor, being NZQA 6400 certified and registered with the Resuscitation Council.  All attendees receive practical hand-outs.

Supper will be provided and you are welcome to bring along baby to the session.

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