Parenting Programmes

Our Partner organisation, Ohomairangi Trust run parenting programmes and are provided FREE for parents living in Counties Manukau.  This includes onsite child minding for daytime and evening programmes. They can arrange transport when necessary and nutritious refreshments are provided for both parents and children. 

Mellow Bumps Antenatal Programme 

Mellow Bumps is an antenatal programme for any expectant parent who would like to know more about their developing baby.  Whanau support is encouraged and welcome. 
This 6 week group programme focuses on ways you can improve your child's development both during pregnancy and after birth.  Approachable facilitators answer any questions about bonding with your baby, reducing stress and keeping your baby safe. 
Mellow Bumps runs two and a half hours a week over six weeks. This is followed with a meet the babies lunch when they have all arrived. 

Hoki Ki Te Rito-Oranga Whanau / Mellow Parenting Programme 

At the heart of Hoki Ki te Rito / Mellow Parenting Programme is learning and thinking about your relationship between you and your child or children. 
Mums and Dads groups are separate in the morning sessions and combine in Babies or Toddlers groups in the sessions after lunch -  couples and single parents can attend.  We encourage parents who are working to retain day to day care of their children, or working toward their return to attend. Our experienced facilitators work with the group to explore your own experience of being parented and your parenting experience. 
Hoki ki te Rito-Oranga Whanau runs for 14 weeks on Mondays 9.30am - 2.30pm. 

​Incredible Years Parenting Programme 

​Incredible Years is a group programme based for parents who would like to learn new parenting strategies to support their children's behaviour positively.  Open to parents with children aged 3-8 years of age. This 14 week programme focuses on learning how your parenting can change to take into account you and your child's needs. The facilitators relaxed and friendly approach allows the group to learn together. Practical step-by-step suggestions help in handling everyday situations. 
Incredible Years Programmes runs two and half hours per week for 14 weeks. Evening and Daytime programmes are provided.

Incredible Years Autism

A 14 session, group-based programme for parents and families of children aged 2-5 on the Autism Spectrum. This program helps support the key adults in the lives of children on the autism spectrum to develop skills and confidence in promoting their children’s emotional regulation, positive social interactions, language development and relationships with others. Thursdays 10am - 12.30pm.

More Than Words (Hanen programme)

A 12-week programme for parents of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or social communication difficulties. Family members learn practical ways of helping their children with communication through group sessions and home visits. Thursdays 6pm -8.30pm.

Whakatōkia te Rongomau

Whakatōkia te Rongomau Building Peaceful communities by Breaking the cycle of violence - an 8-week programme to address issues of violence and build relationships within families and communities. 


EarlyBird parent education An eight-session course for parents and whānau of children 0-5yrs who have a child on the autism spectrum. Home visits for videoing activities between sessions. 

SOALAUPULE – Samoan parenting programme

Soalaupule is a Samoan word for a conversation that seeks to resolve difficult issues through sharing power and critical reflection. Soalaupule is a conversation that is held in an encouraging and positive environment always with the goal of finding a way forward. 

This is a 12 week program for mātua (parents) and āiga (family members) wishing to address difficult issues relating to the care of fānau (children).  The program provides an opportunity  for self-reflection  (tomānatu) and  for every participant to build new skills in a safe, non-judgmental environment.  The program is based on the reality of Samoan lifestyles in Aotearoa, the challenges of raising families and the potential of every child and their aiga to thrive. 

Soalaupule is offered in both Samoan and English/Samoan languages. Places are limited and early registration is important. 

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