I HAVEN'T DONE ANTENATAL CLASSES THROUGH PARENTS CENTRE, CAN I STILL JOIN?
Yes of course! You are welcome to join whenever you like, we get a lot of couples joining when they have their baby to take advantage of Baby & You and also to link up with a coffee group with similar aged babies.
WHO CAN I BRING WITH ME TO ANTENATAL CLASSES?
We strongly encourage couples to come together as usually the husband or partner is going to be your main support throughout the labour, birth and beyond. Often we also have women bring a support person such as a friend, sister or mother.
WE CAN'T AFFORD THE ANTENATAL CLASS UPFRONT, CAN WE PAY IT OFF?
Sure, we all understand how tight the budget can be with a new baby on the way! We allow payments over 4 weeks, as long as the final payment is before the class starts. Let us know when you enroll that you'd like to pay in installments.
WHERE IS PARENTS CENTRE?
Parents Centre is a non profit organisation run by a dedicated crew of volunteers. We meet at 10 Alana Place for our antenatal classes, Baby & You and Parenting courses. Alana Place is off Wither Rd between Weld St and Howick Rd. Our email is manned by volunteers who are mostly working mothers with babies and young children, and it may take us a couple of days for us to reply.
ARE THE PEOPLE THAT RUN PARENTS CENTRE PAID EMPLOYEES?
The committee that runs Marlborough Parents Centre are volunteers. Many of us work full time and have small children as well. Marlborough Parents Centre has to fundraise to pay for the centres running costs. Only the Child Birth Educators that run the Antenatal classes are paid.
HOW CAN I BE A PART OF PARENTS CENTRE COMMITTEE?
Contact a committee member or the membership officer for information.
We are always on the lookout for new people to join our team.