Parenting Classes

First Aid & CPR, Water Babies, Conscious Parenting Programme, Positive Discipline and more – we have classes for all stages of your parenting journey!

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Pregnancy and Childbirth Education


Join other expectant parents on a Childbirth and Pregnancy course (Antenatal course), and learn from our qualified childbirth educators how to have a healthy pregnancy, an informed birth, care for your newborn, and maybe make a lifelong friend or two along the way!

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New class for 2016 - Bigger Baby and You!

A three week follow on course for parents and babies aged 4 months plus. First course starts Tue 10 May 2016, with further courses starting throughout the year.

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Members Benefits

KiwiParent Magazine, Parents Centre NZ Magazine, shopping discounts and special offers for Members.

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Parenting classes for all stages, from pregnancy to teenage years.


Support your community and volunteer with us.

We believe that parenting is everything and that great parents will grow great children! We work with parents to equip them with the best in knowledge and skills and support so that they can be best parents they can possibly be. Mana Parents Centre provides Childbirth Education (aka antenatal classes) and Parent Education classes for families living between Tawa and Pukerua Bay, and further afield where necessary. We are one of 50 Parents Centres throughout New Zealand as part of Parents Centres NZ Inc.

Mana Parents Centre (MPC) is run by a team of volunteer parents who are members of MPC and who all have attended our childbirth education course. All of the services provided by MPC to the community, are organised by this committee of dedicated volunteers, wanting to give something back to our local area.

Our classes range from First Aid and CPR, to Conscious Parenting, and even Mums & Bubs Workout Fitness Classes. And of course we arrange the essential ‘Coffee Group’ for mums and babies to attend with other participants of a Pregnancy and Childbirth Course. A lot of our Coffee Group participants become life long friends, sharing milestones and memories as their children grow.

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Upcoming Parent Education Classes

Date/Time Class
Wed 2 Nov 2016
Conscious Parenting: Magic Moments
Parents Centre National Support Centre, Porirua
Thu 3 Nov 2016
Baby Wearing
Pember House, Porirua
Thu 17 Nov 2016
Car Seat Information Evening (November)
Pember House, Porirua
Thu 24 Nov 2016
Positive Discipline and Tantrums
Pember House, Porirua
Thu 1 Dec 2016
CPR and First Aid (for Parents and Caregivers)
Pember House, Porirua
Thu 8 Dec 2016
Water Play: Classroom Session
Pember House, Porirua

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