Parents Centre



Papakura Parents Centre is part of Parents Centres New Zealand Inc which has a network of 46 Centres nationwide. Established in 1952 today we are the largest provider of childbirth and parent education in the country. Parents Centre is a community based not for profit organisation set up by parents for parents.

But we offer so much more than education programmes! We also offer crucial support networks at a time when you need it most; throughout the exciting yet uncertain months of pregnancy and the early months and years of becoming a parent. 

Our Vision

Parents Centres share a vision of New Zealand is a society that values parenting as being fundamental to the well being of all members of society and believes that parenting creates the environment that sews the fabric of our social structure. Our education, support and services are focused on driving that vision.


Our Mission

Our mission is to bring about a society in which parents are highly valued in their role in the community through positive birth experiences and informed parenting and advocacy.


Our Partners

At Parents Centre, we are proud to be associated with the following strategic partners. The partnership has benefited our members and volunteers of our committees with their ongoing support and considerable contribution to our Parent Education in New Zealand.

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