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Manukau Parents Centre offers a fantastic antenatal learning experience for mums and dads preparing for the arrival of a new baby. Our antenatal programme runs on Tuesday nights for 7 weeks, from 7:00 pm until around 9:30 pm.

Class Dates for 2022:

  • Course 1:  18th January – 1st March 2022
  • Course 2:  15th March – 26th April 2022
  • Course 3:  17th May – 28th June 2022
  • Course 4:  12th July – 23 August 2022
  • Course 5:  6th September – 18th October 2022
  • Course 6:  1st November – 13th December 2022

At the end of the programme we aim for you both to feel knowledgeable and confident about the parenting journey ahead.  

As a Parents Centre member it doesn’t stop there…

With Parents Centre completing this course can be just a beginning.  Afterward you can keep in touch through a coffee group or via Facebook. 

We offer two great packages for expectant parents. You can choose either;

  • Places for both parents at our great antenatal course and a one year MPC Membership for just $195

Or

  • Places for both parents at our great antenatal course, followed by the Baby and You programme for new mums and a one year MPC Membership for just $240

Later, once your new baby has come along, you may find you have a whole new set of questions and choose to sign up for our Baby & You programme. Either way you’ll also be enjoying the other benefits of membership including discounts, our regular newsletter and a subscription to Kiwiparent magazine.

To enrol for an antenatal course please complete our Online Enrolment Form 

A non-refundable deposit of $60 is required at the time of enrolment. You may wish to pay the full amount at this time. Your enrolment is only confirmed/secure when we receive your deposit payment. We require full payment two weeks before the course starts in case we have a waiting list and need to confirm participants.

Once we receive your enrolment form our antenatal co-ordinator will contact you to finalise arrangements.  If you have not heard from us one week after submitting/sending an enrolment please contact Kim as per below.

If you have a question or would like more information, please contact us via email, by phoning your host Kim Fowler on 022 638 1189 or leave us a message on 09 267 1224.

Baby & You

This five part course is for new mums and their babies. It can help reduce stress and anxiety throughout those early months when your baby is newborn through to 4 months old.  Bring your baby and come along each Thursday morning for five weeks. You’ll benefit from the quality, practical parenting information and the reassurance you’ll find in talking to other new mums.  Facilitated by our qualified Childbirth Educator this programme also includes a great line up of speakers.  Sessions will discuss many topics including: infant nutrition, infant sleep, first aid, babywearing, fitness for mums and much more.

Next course dates

Courses run for 5 sessions on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12noon. The dates for the next course are:

  • Thursday 13th May 2021 
  • Thursday 20th May 2021 
  • Thursday 27th May 2021 
  • Thursday 3rd June 2021 
  • Thursday 10th June 2021

During the course you’ll get information about:

  • Sleeping and Feeding
  • Postpartum physical recovery and fitness
  • Water play and safety
  • Adjusting to being a parent
  • Post natal distress and depression
  • First aid for babies including CPR

Cost

$50 for Parents Centre Members or $60 for non-members . Or take advantage of our package deal and get one years Parents Centre membership ($60 value) and this course for $100. 

This course is usually held at the Manurewa Baptist Church, 9 Lupton Road, Manurewa.

To book your place or ask a question about this programme please email us .

Moving & Munching

The Moving session will cover different activities you can do with your growing baby, as well as ways to keep your newly active baby safe from harm.

The Moving session you’ll receive a collection of Active Movement resources as well as more information about safety around the home.

The Munching session covers starting solids, feeding, introducing new foods as baby gets older and encouraging healthy attitudes towards food. We’ll also talk about the principles of Baby Led Weaning.

You’ll receive a copy of Alison and Simon Holst’s cook book “Baby Food and Beyond” (which costs $15.30 normally for Parents Centre members and is up to $26 elsewhere) as well as other printed resources about starting solids.

Cost

  • $25 (single) or $30 (per couple) for Parents Centre Members
  • $35 (single) or $40 (per couple) for non-members

To book your place or ask a question about this programme please email us  

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