Upcoming Courses

Baby and You Antenatal Programme

Congratulations on your pregnancy, and welcome to Parents Centre Aotearoa!  This is an incredible time, as you embark on your parenting journey.

Our classes in Cambridge are fully funded, therefore FREE.

Parents Centre antenatal programmes are delivered by qualified educators who hold an annual practicing certificate.  We ensure that the classes provide you with evidence-based information to help you make decisions.  They are carried out in a manner that is interactive, engaging, and fun.

Antenatal classes are held one night during the week from 6.45-9pm for 6 weeks or 2x Saturdays 9am to 3.30pm, at 22a Taylor Street, Cambridge, New Zealand.  You are best to complete this course at least 3-4 weeks before your due date.

Topics include

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Relaxation, management & coping strategies
  • Support person/Partner’s role
  • Feeding your baby
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting


Baby and You Postnatal Programme

Our postnatal programme follows on from antenatal classes and offer sound tips and strategies as you begin your journey into parenthood.  It is ideal for those with babies up to around 12 weeks old.  This is a 3 week course held on Wednesdays at 10am to 12pm at Cambridge Parents Centre, 22a Taylor Street, Cambridge.

To see your baby smile, play and grow can be an extraordinary experience.  You will have feelings of tenderness and closeness and a sense of awe at the miracles of the first milestones.

With a new baby, sometimes come uncertainties.  Your tiny bundle may rule the entire household through their routines, sleep patterns and personalities.  This can be very challenging for a new parent, so come and join us and ask your questions.

Topics include

  • A brief reflection birth experience
  • Feeding & Sleeping
  • Communication and Settling pēpi
  • Lifestyle changes and looking after yourself
  • Physical development
  • Social and emotional and brain development
  • Age-appropriate toys and activities

The structure of this course is relaxed and informal with time for your questions and a cuppa. A great opportunity for new parents to get out of the house, meet other parents experiencing the same joys and challenges and foster their coffee group.  


COST From $30.00

Moving & Munching

Our Moving and Munching course is tailored to caregivers of 4 month – 12 month babies.

This is a 2 week course held on Wednesdays at 10am to 12pm. Interactive and supportive the sessions cover a range of topics including your baby’s physical and mental milestones, bonding and learning through play, starting solids, nutritional requirements, and transitioning to activities and childcare outside the home.

Parents of younger babies are most welcome to attend, as are your little ones!

The Moving session explores your baby’s development and key milestones over their first year; how babies learn through play and exploration; how to create a safe and stimulating learning environment at home; how to support baby to transition to activities and/or childcare outside of home.

The Munching session provides an informative introduction to solids based on the latest evidence-based research, and covers textures, nutritional requirements, allergies and intolerances, and stages of development.


COST From $15.00


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