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Mana Parents Centre Antenatal and Parent Education Package

This programme is the first step in your parenting journey with Parents Centre! We recommend you start your class when you’re around 26-28 weeks into your pregnancy.

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  • Feb 22
    7 weeks, Tue 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Event is fullJoin waiting list
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 22 Feb 19:00 - Tue 22 Feb 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 01 Mar 19:00 - Tue 01 Mar 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 08 Mar 19:00 - Tue 08 Mar 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 15 Mar 19:00 - Tue 15 Mar 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 22 Mar 19:00 - Tue 22 Mar 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 29 Mar 19:00 - Tue 29 Mar 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Tue 05 Apr 19:00 - Tue 05 Apr 21:00
    Porirua
  • Mar 09
    7 weeks, Wed 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Register3 places remaining
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 09 Mar 19:00 - Wed 09 Mar 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Wed 16 Mar 19:00 - Wed 16 Mar 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Wed 23 Mar 19:00 - Wed 23 Mar 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Wed 30 Mar 19:00 - Wed 30 Mar 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Wed 06 Apr 19:00 - Wed 06 Apr 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Wed 13 Apr 19:00 - Wed 13 Apr 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Wed 20 Apr 19:00 - Wed 20 Apr 21:00
    Porirua
  • Apr 12
    7 weeks, Tue 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Register2 places remaining
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 12 Apr 19:00 - Tue 12 Apr 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 19 Apr 19:00 - Tue 19 Apr 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 26 Apr 19:00 - Tue 26 Apr 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 03 May 19:00 - Tue 03 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 10 May 19:00 - Tue 10 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 17 May 19:00 - Tue 17 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Tue 24 May 19:00 - Tue 24 May 21:00
    Porirua
  • May 18
    7 weeks, Wed 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Register5 places remaining
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 18 May 19:00 - Wed 18 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Wed 25 May 19:00 - Wed 25 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Wed 01 Jun 19:00 - Wed 01 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Wed 08 Jun 19:00 - Wed 08 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Wed 15 Jun 19:00 - Wed 15 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Wed 22 Jun 19:00 - Wed 22 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Wed 29 Jun 19:00 - Wed 29 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
  • May 31
    6 weeks, Tue 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 31 May 18:45 - Tue 31 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 07 Jun 18:45 - Tue 07 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 14 Jun 18:45 - Tue 14 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 21 Jun 18:45 - Tue 21 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 28 Jun 18:45 - Tue 28 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 05 Jul 18:45 - Tue 05 Jul 21:00
    Porirua
  • Jul 26
    7 weeks, Tue 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 26 Jul 19:00 - Tue 26 Jul 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 02 Aug 19:00 - Tue 02 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 09 Aug 19:00 - Tue 09 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 16 Aug 19:00 - Tue 16 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 23 Aug 19:00 - Tue 23 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 30 Aug 19:00 - Tue 30 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Tue 06 Sep 19:00 - Tue 06 Sep 21:00
    Porirua
  • Aug 10
    7 weeks, Wed 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 10 Aug 19:00 - Wed 10 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Wed 17 Aug 19:00 - Wed 17 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Wed 24 Aug 19:00 - Wed 24 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Wed 31 Aug 19:00 - Wed 31 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Wed 07 Sep 19:00 - Wed 07 Sep 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Wed 14 Sep 19:00 - Wed 14 Sep 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Wed 21 Sep 19:00 - Wed 21 Sep 21:00
    Porirua
  • Sep 13
    7 weeks, Tue 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 13 Sep 19:00 - Tue 13 Sep 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 20 Sep 19:00 - Tue 20 Sep 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 27 Sep 19:00 - Tue 27 Sep 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 04 Oct 19:00 - Tue 04 Oct 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 11 Oct 19:00 - Tue 11 Oct 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 18 Oct 19:00 - Tue 18 Oct 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Tue 25 Oct 19:00 - Tue 25 Oct 21:00
    Porirua
  • Oct 19
    7 weeks, Wed 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 19 Oct 19:00 - Wed 19 Oct 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Wed 26 Oct 19:00 - Wed 26 Oct 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Wed 02 Nov 19:00 - Wed 02 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Wed 09 Nov 19:00 - Wed 09 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Wed 16 Nov 19:00 - Wed 16 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Wed 23 Nov 19:00 - Wed 23 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Wed 30 Nov 19:00 - Wed 30 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
  • Nov 01
    6 weeks, Tue 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $380.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 01 Nov 18:45 - Tue 01 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 08 Nov 18:45 - Tue 08 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 15 Nov 18:45 - Tue 15 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 22 Nov 18:45 - Tue 22 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 29 Nov 18:45 - Tue 29 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 06 Dec 18:45 - Tue 06 Dec 21:00
    Porirua
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Description

Antenatal and Parent Education Package

The Basics is $220: ​This is your Childbirth Education course, which comes with an associated ‘coffee group’, and one year of Parents Centre membership, as well as a year of Parent Centres exclusive ‘KiwiParent’ magazine and all the benefits of membership.  Please remember to check the box if this is the package you wish to book.

The Core Elements, includes Baby & You costs $285: ​This includes everything from The Basics, as well as your Baby and You course which is invaluable in those early days with your new baby. Please remember to check the box if this is the package you wish to book.

The Full Package, includes Baby & You and Bigger Baby & You costs $380: ​As the name says, this is the package to get you off to the best start, Childbirth Education, Baby and You AND Bigger Baby and You classes, along with an additional Parent Education class (such as Infant CPR/First Aid or Water Safety etc), as well as a 2 year membership, Kiwiparent magazine and discounts which go along with that!

Antenatal Classes

Schedule (please check the due date range):

  • Tuesdays, 12th October to 23rd November 2021, 7pm to 9pm (Due date range: 6 Dec - 9 Jan)  - FULL
  • Saturdays, 23rd October to 20th November 2021, 1pm to 4.30pm (Due date range: Dec/Jan)
  • Tuesdays, 8th November to 13th December 2021, 7pm to 9pm (Due Date range: 10 Jan to 28 Feb) - FULL
  • Wednesdays, 5th January to 16th February 2022, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 1 Mar - 6 Apr)
  • Tuesdays, 11th January to 15th February 2022, 6.45pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 15 Mar - 26 Apr)
  • Tuesdays, 22nd February to 5th April 2022, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 19 Apr - 17 May)
  • Wednesdays, 9th March to 20th April 2022, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 4 May - 8 Jun)
  • Tuesdays, 12th April to 24th May 2022, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 9 Jun - 12 Jul)
  • Wednesdays, 18th May to 29th June 2022, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 13 Jul - 24 Aug)
  • Tuesdays, 24th May to 5th July 2022, 6.45pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 26 Jul - 19 Sep)
  • Tuesdays, 26th July to 6th September 2022, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 20 Sep - 2 Nov)
  • Wednesdays, 10th August to 20th September 2022, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 5 Oct - 23 Nov)
  • Tuesdays, 13th September to 25th October 2022, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 8 Nov - 13 Dec)
  • Wednesdays, 19th October to 30th November 2022, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 14 Dec - 25 Jan)
  • Tuesdays, 1st November to 6th December 2022, 6.45pm to 9.00pm (Due Date range: 17 Jan - 28 Feb)

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

Classes are run on Monday or Tuesday evenings for 7 weeks in central Porirua. 

Once classes are completed, the class coordinator helps the participants to form an informal support group and coffee group.

Part of this Antenatal package entitles you to a one year membership to Parents Centre.  This includes discounts to other parenting programmes, partner discounts (e.g. The Sleep Store, Baby Factory, Resene and Baby on the move discounts), annual subscription to Parents Centre’s must read Kiwiparent magazine 6 times a year, and other local benefits.

 

Baby and You Course

This four week programme follows on from your childbirth education class, after the birth of your baby and focuses on helping you adjust to the change in lifestyle and the many new demands of Parenthood. Classes are held once a week at a time to be organised with your Educator.

Baby and You classes are designed for parents with babies up to about 12 weeks of age.

Baby and You is run as a discussion group, giving you the opportunity to discuss what your particular situation and challenges are with your newborn. Because all babies are unique with varying needs and personalities, the Baby and You forum will allow you to discuss your baby’s individual behaviours, and receive tips, advice and potential strategies which you can adapt to your own situation. New mothers have found Baby and You to be a wonderful source of support and encouragement for those first weeks after the birth of their baby. We also welcome dads who may be the primary caregiver or who are on paternity leave. The forum also gives you a chance to make contact with other new parents and be able to form a “coffee group” so that the support continues long after the Baby and You class finishes.

Led by trained childbirth educators, the topics which are covered include:

  • A reflection on the birth experience
  • Feeding
  • Sleeping
  • Coping with crying
  • Lifestyle changes and looking after yourself
  • Infant massage
  • Physical development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Age appropriate toys and activities

Book above with your Antenatal class with “The Core Elements” or email babyandyoubookings@manapc.org.nz

 

Bigger Baby and You Course

A three week follow on course for parents and babies aged 4 months +.

As babies change from 4 months onwards becoming more aware of the world and themselves you may need new strategies for sleep, feeding and play. This course gives you options to try, and an understanding of how your baby is developing and a chance to share with others going through the same stage.

Each session will include Q & A time to ensure your questions are answered, rather than what we think you need to know! Specific topics covered will include sleep, teething, starting solids, play & child development.

Book above with your Antenatal class with “The Full Package” or email babyandyoubookings@manapc.org.nz

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