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* Parenting @ Te Puna Web Directory
Links to New Zealand organisations and information.
* Babysitters' Guide
So you want to become a babysitter? Before you start check out our babysitting pages for information on how to become the most wanted babysitter in the neighbourhood! From Christchurch City Libraries
* BabyWebNZ
Free information directory created by a Mum, Midwife and Childbirth Educator
* Barnardos New Zealand
An organisation providing services to children and families throughout New Zealand
* Brainwave
Building and enhancing your baby's brain development. Build a lifetime in the first three years
Lists childcare providers and information on parenting.
* Children's Commission
Inquires into any matter affecting children and young people in any service or organisation and investigates the actions of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services. An independent authority promoting children's and young people's wellbeing through advocacy, consultation, monitoring, research and investigations. Also known as the Commissioner for Children.
* Everybody: Parenting
Written for New Zealanders, Everybody provides fact-sheets/ overviews on a variety of health topics. Articles are written by medical writers and reviewed by consumer health organisations and health professionals.
* Family & Community Services Ratonga ā-whānau, ā-hapori
Service of the Ministry of Social Development. Its role is to lead government and non-government organisations to work collaboratively to strengthen family support services and make them more effective for families.
* Family and Community Services Directory
Lists programmes, services and resources for families available throughout New Zealand.
* Fatherhood Information Hub
* Find Early Childcare
Find Early Childcare shows you childcare facilities in Christchurch in a handy map view. You can filter by criteria like 20 hour ECE subsidy and whether under 2s are accepted, and access ERO reports.
* Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust
Providing support for grandparents caring for Grandchildren
* Kidspot
Parenting website with advice from pregnancy to toddler to school.
* Kiwi families
Essential guide to raising children in New Zealand. From birth to teens.
* Little treasures magazine
A popular source of parenting advice and baby care tips. Pregnancy to five year olds
* Littlies
Littlies is a magazine and website for Kiwi parents. Offers practical parenting advice - full of relevant and realistic parenting information from leading experts, for parents of children of all ages and stages of pregnancy, babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
* Mothers Matter
Information and support contacts for postnatal depression (PND) and related mental illnesses in pregnancy and after childbirth. From Postnatal Depression Family/Whanau New Zealand Trust.
* Mums on top
Mission is to redefine the face of modern mothers, to embrace all aspects of NZ mums, enabling them to feel great just for being who they are. An essential site for Kiwi mums.
* Nappy network : it's time to change your nappies!
A guide to Modern Cloth Nappies available in New Zealand.
* The New Zealand Playcentre Federation Inc.
* Parent & Family Resource Centre
The Parent and Family Resource Centre (PFRC) offers support, information and advocacy for parents and families/whanau with disabled and special needs children or young people.
* Parent to Parent : Matua ki te Matua
Parent to Parent is a support and information network for parents of children with special needs. Support is provided voluntarily by Trained Support Parents who have a child with the same or similar needs.
* Parenting with Confidence
A community organisation dedicated to making life better for parents and their kids.
* Parents
Information for New Zealand parents, from helping you choose the right preschool for your child, to information on PAFT (Parents as First Teachers). Unit of the Ministry of Education.
* Parents as Partners
* Parents' Centres New Zealand Inc
Childbirth and parenting education, support and advocacy for families.
* Plunket
Plunket provides well child and family health services in New Zealand.
* SKIP - Strategies with Kids - Information for Parents Ratonga ā-whānau, ā-hapori
A programme of the Family & Community Services
* Strengthening Families
A strategy that joins the Health, Education and Welfare Sectors of government to improve life outcomes for children. It aims to improve family health, educational attainments and reduce the incidence of persistent offending or abuse and neglect.
* Supporting your child's learning Ko Nga Matua Hei Kaiaki Tuatahi
Information for parents from the Ministry of Education on helping their child learn at home and at school.
* Team up
Team up with your kids, their teachers and your whānau to encourage and support your kids as they learn. Assistance for parents who want to be involved in their childs learning. Covers early childhood through to secondary school.
* Tots to Teens
* Union of Fathers
Union of Fathers works to ensure children's rights to a full life that includes both a father and a mother when a relationship breaks up.
* Working for families Me whakarurohau te iwi