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Parent in Charge

Parent in Charge (Mātua Whakaruruhau) is a programme designed for parents under the age of 18 who are receiving a Young Parent payment from the government.

The service

Parent in Charge (Mātua Whakaruruhau) is a programme designed for parents under the age of 18 who are receiving a Young Parent payment from the government.

The classes run over a 6 week period and help attendees

  • notice how their baby is changing and growing
  • explore ways to play with their baby
  • learn ways to keep their baby safe
  • better understand their role as a parent
  • build a support network with other young parents.

Availability

  • Auckland (Central & South)
  • New Plymouth & Hawera
  • Blenheim & Nelson
  • Christchurch
  • Oamaru
  • Invercargill & Gore.

Cost

Mātua Whakaruruhau is free to eligible attendees.

Who to contact

For more information or enrol in this service, call 0800 227 627 or send us a message.