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

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Babes In Arms Movies

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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,
Tel 04 385-7560 • Fax 04 382-6700
Childcare Online
Welcome to Childcare Online - your resource for information and news on parenting as well as an online directory of childcare providers.
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
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)
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Kiwi Gymbaroo
Nelson Kiwi Gymbaroo
Jenny Dravitzki

Contact Phone: (03) 547 9680 (021) 835 989
Trafalgar Centre, Para Para Road, Nelson
PO BOX 2544 Stoke

Parent Centre Baby and You
Learn about:
Encouraging good feeding and sleeping habits
How to deal with common infant complaints
Infant massage
Looking after yourself
How your baby grows and develops
Infant CPR - keeping your baby safe

Parents Centres New Zealand Inc.
PO Box 30-145, Lower Hutt
ph: +64 4 560 1990
Parent Centre Moving and Munching
Learn about:
Baby safety now that they are mobile
Development of fine and gross motor skills, and how you can assist
How babies learn through play and age appropriate toys
Development of language and intellect and how you can stimulate this
Introducing solids and establishing good nutrition
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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
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

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Drop Off Service: Chipmunks provides a unique drop off service for children aged between 5 and 11. The drop off service is for parents who want to leave their children under Chipmunks supervision for up to 3 hours. This feature is a popular service for busy parents and during school holiday periods.
After School Care: Chipmunks is one of the largest service providers in New Zealand for after school care and this is a growing part of the business in most centres. A full range of activities is provided including pick up from school, homework supervision, afternoon tea and playtime. The OSCAR programme approved for WINZ subsidy is incredible value for qualifying families. After school care is only available for children between 5-11 years.

Location:311 Hardy St Nelson
Phone: 03 548 7055
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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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Before returning to New Zealand in 2002, Paddy ran a very busy practice in inner city Sydney, specializing in the care of pregnant women and new mothers. She has more than 15 year experience and being a Childbirth Educator as well as an acupuncturist, is easily able to move easily between the Eastern and Western medical paradigms.

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Paddy McBride @ 144 Health
144 Collingwood St, Nelson
ph 03-544 6026
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.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, your body has additional nutritional requirements and at these times it is also important to minimise harmful chemical exposure. 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.
With Nourish living naturally has never been easier.
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Health Services

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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 .
Plunket is New Zealand's leading provider of well child and family health services in New Zealand. It provides a unique mix of a professionally educated workforce working hand-in-hand with volunteers throughout New Zealand.
Plunket is in touch with all local needs ranging from Maori, Pakeha and Pacific people, while also catering for those in all corners of New Zealand.
Plunket programmes aim to support families with young children by providing appropriate clinical and support programmes, educational activities and so on. They are the only non-profit organisation in New Zealand to provide these facilities to New Zealand families.

National Office
Level 5 iPayroll House
126-132 Lambton Quay
PO Box 5474
Phone: 64 04 471 - 0177
Fax: 64 04 471 - 0190
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Party to your door
We supply all of your party needs!
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!

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

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Parent Centre Childbirth Education Classes
How are the classes run?
6-8 weekly sessions
led by qualified childbirth educators
usually held in the evenings so that partners can attend
groups are small, up to 12 couples, so joining in is easy
classes are informal, comfortable, and welcoming
information and skills to make your own choices
classes are regularly evaluated to ensure they meet your needs
chance to make friends with other new parents

Contact your local Parents Centre in the telephone directory or call the Parents Centre national office on (04) 2332022
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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
-Treasures Baby Treasures Baby and Parenting Magazine
-Family Times
City Councils
Location, web addresses and contact details for City Councils on NZ Search
Nelson City Council's website
Essential information and news for residents, ratepayers, businesses and visitors to Nelson.
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
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Support Groups

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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!

Mothers Network (NZ) Incorporated
Incorporating New Mother Support Groups
PO Box 6142
Wellington 6030, New Zealand Phone: 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.

New Zealand Multiple Birth Association
PO Box 1258, Wellington
Ph: 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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Nayland Park Swimming Pool
Nayland Rd Stoke ph 03 547 1680
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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