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 Friday from 10am-12pm at Waiwhetu Uniting Church Hall for 3 weeks.

Baby and You courses 2018:

  • Class Two - July 27 / August 3 / August 10
  • Class Three - September 14 / September 21 / September 28
  • Class Four - November 16 / November 23 / November 30

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 lhpc.parenteducation@gmail.com We will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Parent education course descriptions

Note that pre-payment is required for all courses.

Speaker: One of our Childbirth Educators

Cost: $40 members / $50 non-members

The Baby & You programme follows on from antenatal classes and runs over 3 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.

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.

Speaker: St John New Zealand

Cost: $55 - please email lhpc.parenteducation@gmail.com for more information and our next course date.

A child First Aid course is 4.5 hours and usually runs from 9.00am-1.30pm on a Saturday. 

The Child First Aid training course covers common first aid emergencies experienced by children and is highly recommended for parents, grandparents and other family caregivers. 

First aid especially for kids

Trying to help an injured or seriously unwell child can be frightening and difficult if you don't know what to do. This course teaches you how to cope with injuries that commonly happen to children. It also discusses how to identify and deal with serious illness and life-threatening medical emergencies.

What you’ll gain

The course emphasises practical skills in an interesting, interactive learning environment.  By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • be able to recognise life-threatening situations
  • be able to offer vital assistance before more experienced help arrives

Topics covered

  • Scene assessment
  • CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • Managing choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Broken bones
  • Breathing problems
  • Seizures
  • Burns
  • Poisoning
Morning tea will be provided. Children ARE NOT PERMITTED to be on the course or in the hall during this course.
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