HUGGIES® Nappies and Wipes are New Zealand’s number 1 “change time” brand giving mum the best products to provide care for their baby. Huggies is the only nappy clinically proven to help prevent nappy rash. They are our premier and a long serving partner of the Parents Centre, having worked together since 1999.
Johnson & Johnson provide product samples for our Childbirth Education and Baby and You courses, and resources relating to: Baby Massage; Science of Baby Skin; Baby Brain Development; and Childbirth Education Training
Baby on the Move (Wellington North) has a vast range of Child Restraints to hire or buy. Installation in your vehicle is part of the service. Any child restraint purchased from Baby on the Move comes with a lifetime worth of free fitting for that seat. Opening hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am to 2pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Mana Parents Centre are invited to have their child restraint checked Free of Charge (even if not hired or purchased from BOTM). All you need to do is present your PCNZ Membership card. Mana Parents Centre offer – 10% off hires, free installation and checks of car seats (see Member Benefits page for details of how to access this offer).
PORSE In-Home Childcare & Educator Training is New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare and training provider. PORSE stands for Play, Observe, Relate, Support and Extend, and families who choose PORSE are assured that their children will receive the most valuable gift to enhance their emotional growth and wellbeing – TIME. The PORSE philosophy is ‘home is best’, and this is backed by medical research showing that the first three years of a child’s life are critical in terms of brain development, and that children develop best in a settled home environment with a single carer. The difference with PORSE is they provide educators with nationally accredited training and certification programmes designed to help adults understand more about how to care for young children. PORSE can offer flexible childcare in an educator’s home or the children’s own home tailored to suit families’ budgets and lifestyles, with the ability to utilise subsidies such as WINZ Childcare, ECE and Multiple Birth. The PORSE Programme focuses on secure attachment relationships and the importance of early brain development, care and learning. When settled with PORSE during the first years of life, your child benefits from having a special one on one relationship with a person whom they can trust and love. Everyday home routines and exciting outdoor play experiences make up the learning that young children need, along with happy childhood memories to last a life-time. Contact PORSE Mana on 04 233 0494 for more information.
EasySwim Swim School offer swimming lessons at their Tawa (Tawa School) or Kandallah locations for babies (from 3 months), children and adults. Small class sizes, a nice warm pool and changing facilities make for a lovely first swim experience for babies and their parents! A variety of days & times are available to suit your schedule – check out the website for more info & to book. Check out the Mana Parents Centre Newsletter for a discount offer on lessons at EasySwim Swim School.
Green Cross Health have over 340 Life/Unichem pharmacies across New Zealand.
We are currently working with them to build a member reward and incentive scheme, which will be launched soon, watch this space!
Baby Sensory programme has been designed specifically for babies from birth to 13 months, with activities stimulate the senses and help baby develop. A combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes are used to develop early communication skills. Local Baby Sensory classes are run by Mel Morris-Jenkins. Contact Mel via email or phone 022 510 1987 to enquire about booking a class.
Shailie Photography is a local Porirua based photographer, offering exclusive discounts on packages for Family and Children’s photos.
MediaWorks are supporting Parents Centres New Zealand by offering discounted radio advertising to centres.
Au Pair Link offer Parents Centre Members discounts on selected Au Pair Link programmes.