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Pregnancy health practices, educational and exercise classes.Baby friendly cafes, parents rooms, childcare and entertainment throughout New Zealand.

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Coffee Group Portraits
Have a fun, relaxed photo session at the convenience of your coffee group.
Costumes and props.
Colour and b&w.
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Babysitme - On Line Babysitting Company is an online resource for parents or guardians which allows them to find someone to care for their children in their area.
Barnardos provide a range of care, education and support services developed specifically for New Zealand children and their families. Barnardos works within the community to provide a range of care, education and support services for children and their families. As a not-for-profit organisation Barnardos is dedicated to ensuring all New Zealand children and families have access to services which are appropriate to their needs.

National Office 85-87 Ghuznee Street,
PO Box 6434, Wellington
Ph: 04 385-7560 Fax: 04 382-6700
KiwiOz Nannies
We offer a great service to parents, families and nannies alike. KiwiOz Nannies covers all of NZ for temporary or permanent nannies and mothers helps. We also offer a superior babysitting service throughout Auckland. Rest assured all our nannies, mothers helps and babysitters are reference and qualification checked, and have a current police check and first aid certificate.

Ph: (09) 629 2941 Fax: (09) 629 2940
We provide home based childcare and education. Our screened Home Educators, nannies and sitters provide quality care for a range of situations . From post natal support to getting ready to start school , we are here to support your childcare needs.
Affordable In-Home childcare, from the day your baby is born until the day they go to school.
In your family home, where your chosen educator manages the daily routines of your children and home – no daily rush, offering nurturing care, education and home management. Or an Educator’s home, where your chosen educator will welcome your children into their home, offering a supported play and learning programme in a small group setting that supports early brain development and growth.

Ph: 0800 2 PORSE (0800 27 67 73)
Skilled sitters
Need Professional Childcare Services? Mature, experienced and qualified nanny/couple available for temporary cover. Current police checks and excellent references available. "Skilled sitters looked after our 3 children while we were away on business. They were responsible for keeping them in their normal routine as well as looking after our two dogs and two cats. What they did was amazing... It was a huge relief for us to to find such an excellent service. We were able to achieve so much more on our business trip knowing that our loved ones were been cared for by such skilled sitters"
Speedy Rhino Overnight Nannies
Along with regular nanny and babysitter placements, Speedy Rhino Nannies offers a 24 hour call out for new mothers. Our reasonable flat rate fee will provide new mothers with a professionally qualified, first aid certified and fully vetted nanny to help her get a restful nights sleep. When the unexpected happens, let Speedy Rhino be your trusted provider to look after you and your children. Casual, urgent and overnight placements a speciality - without the commitment of a full time nanny. Specialist with multiples.
Tinies Childcare
Tinies Childcare offer a full range of childcare services for busy families in Wellington and Auckland. We provide permanent (both part and full time) and emergency/temporary nannies as well as casual evening babysitters. For your total peace of mind all our candidates are personally interviewed and fully reference and police checked.

Ph: 09 578 3001 Fax: 09 578 3002
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Preschool Class and Baby Class
The first part of this class is a mixture of ballet and jazz. The second part of the class is tap. Every term the music, warm-ups and routines are changed.

Studio: Unit 4, 215 Rosedale Road, Albany, Auckland,
Tel: +64 9 415 0044, Fax: +64 9 415 0038,
Drama Queens
Integrated arts programme for infants and Children
Unleash their imagination in this fun introduction to drama and see the positive impact on your childs physical, emotional, social and cognitive development as they get involved.
Classes include dress ups, instruments, dance, stories and make believe.
Tiny Tots Groovers
Babies, toddlers, terrible twos, fearsome threes, questioning fours and little angels
10-11 am Thursday morning during school terms
Panmure Community centre, Pilkington Rd

Locations Auckland wide Ph 527-8145
elementa - specialists in natural health
elementa offers a number of services for parents, babies and toddlers including pregnancy and mother & baby yoga, baby massage and pregnancy massage. Check out our site for more details.
Jumping Beans
Jumping Beans offers a fun physical skills program for children ages 0 to 8 years in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Custom designed, colourful gym equipment is used to enhance early childhood development.
The class includes movement to music, ball skills and rhythmics, for balance and hand-eye co-ordination. Music, dance and singing develop language and self-esteem. Interactive play encourages Emotional Intelligence (EQ).
Kids Music Company (1yr+)
Kids Music Company began in February 1989 as Musical Minikids. Janet and Wendy are primary trained music specialists, but after having their own children, no longer wanted to teach full time in schools, so Musical Minikids was born, becoming Kids Music Company in 1994.
Over the years the programme has expanded, and our North Shore, Auckland Studio, now sees over 400 children for weekly sessions.

50 Anzac Ave Browns Bay
Molly Moocows Moosic

Moosical Discovery for the Under 4s. Please contact us to book a Free Intro Session. 09 817 6458 Or celebrate your Birthday the Moocow Way! Childrens Birthdays 1-6, contact us now to save the date.

Mother & Baby Yoga
Interactive classes which introduce your baby or toddler to the benefits of yoga. Combine yoga for you and yoga together to improve fitness and recharge batteries.
Mother and Baby Iyengar Yoga
Mother and Baby Iyengar Yoga classes at North Shore Yoga.
Chance to regain your fitness, improve your pelvic floor muscles, relax and have fun with your baby. No experience is necessary for Iyengar yoga which is distinguised by the importance placed on correct alignment in postures to help facilitate balance in the body. Classes suitable for pregnancy also available. Call or email for details.

"Not just soccer but an innovative way to teach 2-4 year olds essential ball skills"

This high energy indoor structured play programme is specifically designed for boys and girls aged 2-4 years. Our sessions are all about your child learning through "FUN" with a variety of enjoyable yet challenging ball games, activities and simple soccer skills.

Through the use our equipment we place an emphasis on learning simple concepts such as colours, number and shape recognition. Social skills such as listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork are conscientiously encouraged within the programme. All of which are invaluable and assist with everyday activities such as attending day care, school and playing team based sports.

View our website for locations Auckland wide
09 4974 3644

New Zealand's leading, structured ball skills programme for 2 - 4 year old kiwi kids and their parents.

Titirangi Community House
Titirangi Community House has a range of classes available.
500 South Titirangi road ,Titirangi Waitakere City 09 817 7448
Free Holistic Baby Antenatal Classes funded by mama maternity
ph.811 8600 Cathy McCormick Midwife
Holistic Baby postnatal class 0-1yr ph 811 8600 Cathy Midwife
Pregnancy and Childbirth yoga ph 817 8079 Petra
Shantala Baby Massage Classes ph 817 8079 Petra
Postnatal Yoga for Mum and Baby ph817 8079
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Education Review Office
The Education Review Office is the government department which reviews and reports publicly on the quality of education in all New Zealand schools and early childhood services, including private schools, kura kaupapa Maori (Maori language immersion schools), special schools and Maori language early childhood groups.

Public Affairs Unit Ph: 0-4-499 2489.
Our Vision - We believe:
Every child has a right to participate in high quality early childhood education
Kindergartens are seen as centres of excellence and innovation for early childhood education
NZKI's goals are best achieved through collaborative relationships at all levels
Kindergarten is responsive to the cultural and language aspirations of families
Molly Moocows Moosic

Moosical Discovery for the Under 4s. Please contact us to book a Free Intro Session. 09 817 6458 Or celebrate your Birthday the Moocow Way! Childrens Birthdays 1-6, contact us now to save the date.

At all levels Montessori offers a learning environment where the child or student can feel ''at home''. The learner is offered the freedom to work with interest at his or her own tempo and level. The classroom is a thriving community where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
Ph: 0800 33 66 12 Email:
My Gym
My Gym is a childrens Fitness Centre opening in Pakuranga, East Auckland and is a purpose bulit facility.
Our programs are for children 3 months to 13 years. Our classes enchance physical,social and cognitive development. They include music, gymnastic skills, swings,puppets and other fun activities. We also will be doing awesome birthday parties as well.
The Peaceful Parent Institute
For pro-active parents and educators who want the very best for their children. Peaceful Parent offer seminars and coaching teaching cutting edge relationship skills and emotional support for parents and families.
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Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum offers a multitude of experiences to many different groups. Whether it be school children, tour groups, general visitors or researchers, there's something here for everyone.
Our opening hours are 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day and ANZAC morning (25 April).
The Auckland Museum Library is open from Monday to Friday, 1pm - 5pm.

Auckland Museum is off Domain Drive Ph: (64 9) 3090443 Fax: (64 9) 379 9956
Butterfly Creek
Just one minute from Auckland International Airport is Auckland's newest and most family friendly event and entertainment venue, built over an attractive wetlands habitat with expansive views over the surrounding landscape.

Ph: (09) 275 8880 Fax: (09) 275 1110
Tom Pearce Drive, PO Box 201 097
Auckland International Airport
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MOTAT is New Zealand's largest and leading transport and technology museum. Within 40 acres, MOTAT will take you on an interactive journey through many of the technological achievements that have helped shape New Zealand
Story Time
Most libraries run a story time session where children can listen to stories, rhymes and songs. These sessions are aimed at 2-4 year olds but younger children can also attend. Ring your local library to find out more.
The Plops
The Plops are set to take over the country as NZ's answer to The Wiggles! A bunch of Mums who wanted creative work that won't take them away from the kids to much & keeps them working too. The name "The Plops" came about cos they're not affaid to have fun and be silly. They write their own stories and already have a following in the under 2's!
Toy Library
Play is important to all children and toys are a major element in helping to play and learn. A toy library welcomes children, their families and caregivers to come and to borrow well designed toys, games, puzzles and equipment, which are made available at minimal cost.
Toy Libraries operate along similar lines to public libraries. Members borrow toys for a fixed time period. Fees vary from library to library. Toy libraries cater mainly for pre-school children and generally have a limit on the number of toys that can be borrowed at each visit.
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Health Practices

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Albany Midwives
We are a group of four experienced midwives. We have our clinic in Albany. We cover the North Shore and the Hibiscus Coast areas. We offer hospital, birth centre or home births. We are all passionate about midwifery and work together with women to provide support and knowledge throughout the pregnancy and birth experience.

Office: 094482282
Karen Hall 021 464 841
Sarah Chance 021 503 190
Craigen Mitchel 021 901 550
Joanna Gooding 021 112 5906
elementa - specialists in natural health

elementa's health practitioners specialise in many aspects of mother, baby and child health from natural fertility programmes, pregnancy and mother & baby yoga classes, weight management programmes and pregnancy massage.

As well as offering a comprehensive line-up of natural therapies, from naturopathy, nutrition and NLP to massage and reflexology, elementa includes a health shop stocking a full range of supplements, a herbal dispensary, a yoga, pilates and fitness studio as well as a series of health and wellness workshops such as 'what should I be feeding my child', allergies & intolerances, babies first foods and meditation.

Manna Midwives
Sue den Hartog 021 53 9992 Kaylene Tribe 0275371378 Julie Wharton 021 560484 Manna Midwives is a group of Christian Midwives who support West Auckland women in Natural child birth birthing at Waitakere.
At Nourish we care about mother and child because we believe during pregnancy and early development you have the greatest opportunity to positively influence the health of your children.
Nourish is committed to the careful selection of quality natural products suitable during these times and provides highly qualified naturopathic services to support you with any concerns.
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Health Services

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Amy Silliman, Independent Midwife
I am an experienced independent midwife covering the eastern bays and central Auckland. You can reach me by email at or call me at 021 133 6399.

Free 24 hour health advice ph 0800 611 116. If it is an emergency always ring 111.

Healthline is a totally free telephone health service that puts you in touch with a registered nurse any time, day or night.

While we can't diagnose or treat your problems over the phone we can offer professional, friendly advice to help you work out what to do and how quickly to do it.

It now also includes the Well Child advice service

National Poisons Information Centre
Phone: 0800 764 766 (0800 POISON) for the 24 hour hotline. See your Phone book for all emergency numbers. The TOXINZ database has been developed jointly with the University of Otago and the New Zealand National Poisons Centre .
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Party to your door
We supply all of your party needs!
Convenient and easy
Can customise to your requirements
All your party tableware quick and easy, hassle free
Choose from our range of Fairies, Dinosaurs etc
Delivered anywhere in New Zealand, conditions apply
We provide party supplies for ages 0 - 12 anywhere in New Zealand!

Ph: (03) 324-2047 Fax: (03) 324-2048
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Pregnancy Classes

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Albany Yoga Room
We encourage pregnant women into both Restorative and any Beginner classes but do tell us you are pregnant when you arrive and we can make necessary changes to some postures. Avoid classes while you are 11 - 14 weeks.

36 William Pickering Drive, Albany
Ph: 415-0076
elementa - specialists in natural health
elementa offers a number of services for parents, babies and toddlers including pregnancy and mother & baby yoga, baby massage and pregnancy massage. Check out our site for more details.
Pregnancy Exercise Classes, Pilates, Toning, Cardio
FITBumps combines education with strengthening, toning, cardiovascular and pilates based exercise to provide women with the most optimal health prior to their pregnancy and during their pregnancy. The programme can also be used postnatally. We are leaders in our field providing realistic, sensible exercises, wellness and nutritional guidelines which are just right for expectant mothers. FIITBumps is guided by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines for exercise during pregnancy. We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest research.
Shambala Yoga

- Pregnancy and Childbirth with Shambala Yoga. A 12 weeks course where we prepare your body for labor and giving birth with gently Hatha yoga exercises (all levels welcome)

- Shambala pregnancy massage workshop focusing on the support person and his role in labor

- Shambala Post Natal Yoga for mums with their babies 6 weeks after giving birth until crawling. The classes are designed in a warm and friendly way, where there is space for crying, feeding, and Playing.

- Shambala baby massage course (3 weeks) from 4 weeks until crawling. Welcoming the baby into this world with the touch of your hands through massage.

- Chi Nei Tsang abdominal healing massage for after birth to strengthen and energize the body

Petra is a Qualified Hatha Yoga teacher and is specialized in pregnancy yoga. She has been teaching for over 13 years. Her classes are held in Titirangi, Henderson, and MT Albert. Petra is also a CNT 1 practitioner.

For more information contact Petra on: 09-817-8079 or email

The New Zealand School Of Yoga
Specialist Yoga and Pregnancy Program - Relax and enjoy your pregnancy. Our 4 weeks ongoing Yoga and Pregnancy Program introduces a sequence of asanas (postures) that are designed help maintain abdominal tone and strengthen the back whilst providing breathing exercises and a relaxation technique for the mind.

60 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland (opposite Olympic pool)
The Yoga Sanctuary
The style of yoga taught at The Yoga Sanctuary is Satyananda - a traditional form of hatha yoga. It is a meditative form of yoga appropriate for any level of fitness. The Satyananda style is a balance of asanas (postures), movement, breathing (pranayama) and meditation. It promotes deep relaxation, calmness and consequently peace of mind. At the same time the postures (asanas) begin to work on tensions which may be held in the body.

First Floor, Suite 5
1 Montrose Terrace, Mairangi Bay
North Shore, Auckland
Ph: 09 479 3888/ 021 379 286
The Yoga Tree
Pregnancy classes: Suitable from the second trimester onwards. No previous yoga experience necessary. Working with postures & breathing to guide you through pregnancy, labour & early parenthood.
Yoga Babes: A relaxed class to nurture new mums & their babies. A combination of postures to stretch, strengthen & recuperate, as well as massage for mums & babies.
Restorative: A deeply relaxing class employing the use of props. Includes pranayama (breath awareness) and a short meditation. No yoga experience required.

Cnr Lake Rd & Tennyson Ave (entrance Tennyson Ave)
Takapuna Ph: 4899 311
Yoga Academy
Pregnancy Classes at the Yoga Academy lunch time pregnancy classes are for pregnant women after the end of the 1st trimester. The sequencing and poses are designed to help with the pregnancy and birth keeping safe from poses taught in general classes which could cause complications. Pregnancy classes are for all levels from beginners to experienced students. These classes are a time to enjoy the company of other pregnant women with an experienced female teacher.

190 Federal St, Central City,Auckland
Ph: + 64 9 3570750 Fax: + 64 9 3570191
Yoga Herne Bay
The ancient art of Yoga was practised 3000 years ago.
Yoga has continued to be passed on through time by Indian Sages and Gurus.
By working the muscular and skeletal body we make way to discover the organic and glandular body.
With attention to the breath in each posture we develop strength, stamina, muscle tone and peace of mind.

230c Jervois Rd, Herne Bay
Ph/Fax: (09) 376 5477
Mobile (Melodie): 021 895 988
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Books and Magazines
There are many books and magazines with information and resources re parenting and babies see our Parenting directory site for web addresses on the below publications:

-Plunket Thriving Under Five book
-Kidslife Magazine
-Kids New Zealand Directory
-Kiwi Parent Centre Magazine
-Littlies Magazine
-Mother and Baby Magazine
-Parents Inc Parenting
-Practical Parenting Magazine
-Special Kids .
-Tots to teens Magazine
-Treasures Baby Treasures Baby and Parenting Magazine
-Family Times
City Councils
Location, web addresses and contact details for City Councils on NZ Search
Directory for Parents – East Auckland
Directory for Parents – East Auckland’ will be a comprehensive directory aimed at pregnant women and partners and the parents of preschool children. It will feature local business and organizations which provide services, products, education, support and information relating to pregnancy, parenting and children available either directly in East Auckland or can be delivered or used from their homes.
The directory will be a handy A5 sized booklet and will be promoted and advertised through various parenting groups and organizations in our area. The directory will be added to, updated and reprinted 6 monthly.
The cost of advertising in the Directory is insignificant when you compare to other advertising mediums and there are a number of options to suit your needs.
Please feel free to contact me anytime for further details or to answer any questions.
Staci McLean
Directory for Parents Coordinator
Family Times
Produced for both parents and children, Family Times covers issues of importance and relevance to the family. Parenting, education, health, sport, arts and many other topics are covered in a manner that entertains and informs. This user friendly publication offers an excellent means for information gathering and reference on important family issues.
Growing Up in New Zealand
Growing Up in New Zealand is a new child development research project led by the University of Auckland. It aims to find out what makes children happy and healthy so we can find ways to improve the lives of all New Zealand children. What makes this research special is that it starts while the mums are still pregnant, and for the first time in New Zealand, dads and partners are invited to be part of the project too (after all, they're just as important to your child as you are!). If you live in Auckland city (south of the Harbour Bridge), Counties-Manukau, Thames-Coromandel, Waikato, King Country and National Park, we'd love you to be part of this project. The only criteria is that your baby must be due between 25 April and 25 December this year (Anzac Day to Christmas Day 2009). For more information or to enrol, please visit our website ( or call us free on 0508 476946.
The ASG Parent and Child Shows
From pregnancy to primary school parents have the opportunity to see, try, learn and buy from the widest range of goods and services available to them in their most important role - and all under one roof.
Education, health, nutrition, baby and child development, toys, books, nursery products and clothing plus much more - all the things that are really of interest to New Zealand parents are covered at the show. And for companies that supply to parents there's no better opportunity to meet this market - to find out what they really want - and to provide it.
Established in 1993, ASG Parent and Child Shows are held annually in Wellington and Auckland, and bi-annually in Christchurch - not to be missed.

Ph: 09 376 4603 Fax: 09 378 7659
Triple P, Positive Parenting Programme
We are the Auckland based private provider of an international parenting support provider founded by the Queensland University,Triple P, Positive Parenting Programme. We offer regular parenting classes, seminars, individual consultations, child therapy and sell parenting resources. We are registered psychologist and provided research validated strategies to our clients.
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Support Groups

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Blissful Babies
We are a group of 4 Karitane Nurses each with over 25yrs of experience who specialize in premature babies, newborns and multiple births 0-6 months, for short term help or one off need to "take a break"
Our aim is to support new parents in gaining confidence with all aspects of: establishing good breast / bottle feeding routines, setting good sleep patterns, dealing with colic and reflux, tips and techniques for hassle free daily nurturing.
We also offer a consultation service covering the purchasing of essential nursery needs.

Central Auckland Kathie Palin 021 422 237
Eastern Bays Wendy Blackburn 021 1717 061
North Western Lorel Rubie 021 498 656
North Shore Alison Coughlan 021 181 1874
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Mothers Network (NZ) Inc
Mothers Network (NZ) Inc is a National Network of enthusiastic, dedicated women working together to provide a stimulating environment for mothers to communicate and express themselves. Motherhood can be a very isolating experience and our aim is to bring new mothers together to share these and other experiences - and kill the myths!

PO Box 6142 Wellington 6030,
Ph: 0800 80 MUMS (0800 80 6867)
New Zealand Multiple Birth Association
In New Zealand more than 700 sets of twins, 15 sets of triplets and on average one set of quadruplets are born each year.
If you are expecting, or raising multiples, the New Zealand Multiple Birth Association can help you.

PO Box 1258, Wellington
Phone: 0800 4 TWINS ETC
Pregnancy Help
Pregnancy Help supports the well being of Pregnant and recently pregnant women, New mothers and their families/whanau, With care, concern and confidentiality.

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Swimming Classes

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Olympic Pools
77 Broadway Newmarket ph 09 522 4414
Instructors have on-going training through Swimming NZ and Swimsation. Your child enrols in the Swimsation progressive programme of achievement. Free pool entry at lesson time for spectators and swimmers - includes a free play swim after your lesson!

South Auckland (021)0312886
NZ (021)2804965
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