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.

Latest News and Articles

Mum of Two – A tribute to Dad

Mum of Two – A tribute to Dad

Dad of 2 in our house is a very popular man. He has 3 big fans waiting for him each day he comes home from work. For me, I just feel like I can take a wee breather. For our girls, it’s like they are front and centre at their favourite concert. We are usually...

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Water Babies relaunched with a new name!

Water Babies relaunched with a new name!

From August, our Water Babies class has been renamed to ‘Water Play: Classroom Session’, to better reflect what this class offers. It’s so much more than just talking about swimming lessons! Our EasySwim tutor will discuss ways to make any water...

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Renewing your Membership – What’s in it for you?

Renewing your Membership – What’s in it for you?

When it comes to renewing or rejoining your Mana Parents Centre membership, we often get asked “Well, what’s in it for me, I’ve had my baby, why would I want to still be a member?” Well, I can tell you, there are a lot of benefits in renewing...

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Upcoming Parent Education Classes

Date/Time Class
Thu 6 Oct 2016
Baby Sign
PORSE Mana (new offices!), Porirua
Tue 18 Oct 2016
Bigger Baby And You
Pember House, Porirua
Thu 20 Oct 2016
CPR and First Aid (for Parents and Caregivers)
Pember House, Porirua
Wed 2 Nov 2016
Conscious Parenting: Magic Moments
Parents Centre National Support Centre, Porirua
Thu 24 Nov 2016
Positive Discipline and Tantrums
Pember House, Porirua

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