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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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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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.


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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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Life Hacks: Our Parenting Hacks

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Life Hacks: The Depression Cake

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Upcoming Parent Education Classes

Date/Time Class
Thu 23 Feb 2017
Choices in Early Childhood Education and Care
Pember House, Porirua
Thu 16 Mar 2017
Positive Discipline and Tantrums
Pember House, Porirua
Thu 6 Apr 2017
Water Play: Classroom Session
Pember House, Porirua
Thu 27 Apr 2017
CPR and First Aid (for Parents and Caregivers)
Pember House, Porirua

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