Wellchild services booklet marlb final sept 10 09
This directory has been compiled to assist parents of preschoolers in
the community as a reference guide with to services available.
This parenting directory lists a number of services, available to support
and strengthen parents in their key role of nurturing, valuing and caring
It is for parents/caregivers, teachers, community groups and any other
organisations and people who wish to extend their services and support
for parents/caregivers in their role of parenting.
At the time of printing all effort has been made to ensure the
information is as complete and accurate as possible.
Check in the Medical Practitioner and Medical Centre section at the front
Play & Activity Groups for Preschoolers.
A free service for those during pregnancy and within 6 weeks after the
All children need a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse) or
health provider; the team can support you, your family and your child
Look in the yellow pages under Midwives.
with information, advice, treatment, immunisation and general
Well Child / Tamariki Ora services are about keeping your child, from
birth to five years, safe and well, growing and developing to their fullest
Well Child / Tamariki Ora services provide:
– free checks including dental, vision and hearing checks
From four-to-six weeks to three years, there are a further seven core
Well Child health checks available from your Well Child Provider at
important stages in your child’s life.
You and your child will receive your Well Child / Tamariki Ora service
from your LMC (lead maternity carer). Your LMC is your midwife or your
GP (general practitioner), or in the case of a shared care arrangement,
You and your child will receive your Well Child / Tamariki Ora service
from a Well Child provider. Your LMC will give you a list of Well Child
You can choose who will carry out Well Child / Tamariki Ora care. Well
Child providers will include some of the following:
• a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse)
You and your child will receive a B4 School Check from a general
practice team (doctor and practice nurse), health provider and / or
Public Health Service. You will be contacted by the B4 Schools
From birth to four-to-six weeks, there are four Well Child health checks
• Birth • 24 hours • 5 days • 2-4 weeks
Plunket Community Karitane and Plunket Kaiawhina (Maori health
workers) are educated in a wide range of parenting and health issues
On discharge from Wairau Maternity Unit, support with breastfeeding is
and visit families in their homes to give extra support. Plunket Line
nurses provide 7am - 12 midnight 7 day-a-week advice and support to
families with young children. Plunket also provides car-seat rental
schemes, playgroups and parent-support groups
Free service providing individual consultations during pregnancy and
any stage of breastfeeding. Aims to assist women to breastfeed
successfully and help overcome any problems. Breast pumps for hire.
Babies and Breastfeeding Education & Support. Provides informal
mother to mother support including monthly meetings, topic
Blenheim Plunket room open for breastfeeding, rest and tea making
discussions, library, in a nurturing environment. Meet 1st and 3rd
Fridays every month at Redwoodtown Plunket Rooms 10a.m. - midday.
Plunket provides free community-based support, health care and
education to young families. Plunket Nurses are trained in child and
family health/care, and offer Well Child Tamariki Ora visits, health
education and promotion, health protection and clinical assessment,
In rural areas Public Health Nurses provide free home and clinic-based
Well Child Tamariki Ora visits. They also provide general health
promotion, education and support for rural tamariki (children) aged
from birth to five years and their whanau (families).
A health promotion programme to promote early learning with a focus
on literacy. Free book packs for new babies, home visits and group
Offering a free community Health Service - Whanau Ora, Tamariki Well-
Child services. Enquires from all people of the community welcomed.
The Centre provides the public and professionals with quality, factual
evidence based information to help people make an informed choice
about their health and the health of their children.
A Maori health programme for mothers and their children (0-14 years).
Delivered at the most accessible place for the mother and child, ie
Parents Centre is a national organisation set up by parents for parents,
and children. Courses offered: Antenatal,
Nelson Marlborough District Health Board
Local Health and Disability Consumer Advocacy Service
Family support in own home, parent education, counselling, children’s
Provide advocacy and advice about your rights when receiving a health
or disability service, and options for resolving complaints.
Provide health services to the Marlborough community to promote good
health and wellbeing in the community and provide home and hospital
Focus of the organisation is children and young people in one parent
families. Activities and support for single parents and their dependant
Children receive free dental care from the age of 2 ½ years of age (or
earlier if necessary) at your nearest school dental clinic. Free dental
Available from Wesley Centre Tues and Wed after 9am (if available).
Nelson Marlborough District Health Board
Supportive roles for families in stressful situations offering,
Strengthening Families Co-Ordinator (a co-ordinated community
approach that helps families reach their full potential), OSCAR, Sheets
All tamariki (children) are entitled to free national screening checks for
and Things, Post Natal Depression Support Service.
hearing and vision. This is now done at the B4 School Check for all 4
year olds. B4 School Checks are completed by a variety of health
professionals. You will be contacted via letter when your child is due for
their check by the B4 School Co-ordinator.
CYF's works with families to protect children, manage young offenders,
• Seventh Day Adventist, Phone: 578 2869
ensure that children in need are secure and cared for and help families
• Methodist (Wesley) office, Phone: 5785796
maintain and strengthen their childrearing role.
• Marlborough Family Budgeting Service, Phone: 578 2006
• Maori Womens Welfare Blenheim, Phone: 578 8847, Omaka Phone:
Provides confidential free information and referral service.
• Birthright Marlborough, Phone: 577 9488
Offer courses in Parent and early childhood education and family visits.
Te Rapuora Whanau Ora Service, Phone: 578 3348
Education in women’s and men’s health, discussion about and supply of
Offers respite care for children assessed by support works - for children
contraceptives and emergency contraceptive pill, sterilisation and
unplanned pregnancy counselling, sexuality education.
Foodbank services can be accessed through the following organisations
Wed 5.30pm, a community dinner for families.
Barnardos home–based care and learning service for children aged from
Trained voluntary advisors offer free, confidential help to individuals and
families in learning to manage their personal household accounts.
Provides a crisis and support telephone counselling service, manned 24
hours by trained counsellors. Have a homeline service where we can
Support for new migrants and also Marlborough Newcomers Network.
ring daily for people living alone or having other issues that need
Held at the NMIT campus, 85 Budge Street, Blenheim every 3rd Friday of
the month from 10.30 a.m. till 12 noon. For anyone who is looking
Promotes and encourages adoption of healthier lifestyles using a variety
after their child/children and who would like to get out and about, meet
other parents in a similar situation and make new friends and exchange
experiences and information. Nanny students are available to help look
after the children so you can relax and have conversations. Also
information/informal talks and morning tea provided.
Parents Centre is affiliated with Parents Centre New Zealand and set up
To teach women/couples to recognise and understand times of fertility.
Free service to assist whanau reach and maintain optimal health through
a range of health education and promotion activities.
Provides counselling to individual, couples and/or families with
relationship or personal problems. Run education courses and
workshops. Mon to Thurs 9am - 2.45pm. Did you know that many
Registered as a child and family support social work service. Provide
couples are eligible for free relationship counselling? Relationship
Christian based homes for foster care where appropriate, after exploring
Services provides this counselling nationwide. The Family Court
other options such as providing family support. Counselling is
available. Provide youth and family mentoring.
Promotes well health for all ages through a full health check and agreed
objectives. We work with doctor at no cost to clients.
Free service for parents and babies from birth to three years. Regular
home visits to support and share information, practical ideas and give
guidance as the child grows and develops. Informal group meetings to
Programme for children who have witnessed family violence and/or
meet and share experiences with other parents.
sexual abuse. Facilitators of programme are Rob Jenkins and Carla
Temporary shelter for women and their children who are victims of
family violence,e.g. emotional, physical, verbal, sexual or rape. Supports
women rebuilding their lives following traumatic relationships. There is
We provide an environment where trained teachers support children’s
on going support and women’s support groups are available.
learning and development. The Marlborough Kindergarten Association
Programmes for children who have witnessed or suffered family violence
are also available. Support is available to people who have not come into
Seymour Kindergarten (Redwood St) Ph: 5784669
Office hours for Resource Centre 9a.m. – 4p.m. Mon-Fri.
Contact: Marlborough Kindergarten Association
Playcentre has two functions, to provide sessions for children to play
and learn, and to provide learning opportunities for parents.
For children living in remote areas. Can be enrolled fulltime or have dual
enrolment with mobile kindergarten or other preschool. Phone for
John Street Preschool, 1a Henry Street, Blenheim, 5781365
ABC Mayfield, 17 Herbert Street, Blenheim, 5788225
Little Footsteps, 102 Scott Street, Blenheim, 5781416
Programmes for babies and pre-schoolers.
Montessori,5 Francis Street, Blenheim,5778443
35 Anglesea Street, Renwick, 5729868/5729848
ABC Blenheim Central Rua Early Learning Centre,
Caregivers and pre-schoolers friendly funtime of songs, dance, stories
and art at the Cave Youth Centre, 8 Beaver Rd. $2 per child or $4 per
St Marys Preschool,41 Maxwell Road, Blenheim, 5780678
ABC Blenheim Central Tahi, 135 High Street, Blenheim, 5784211
Up Town Preschool, 59 Hospital Road, Blenheim, 5788709
ABC Wairau Early Learning Centre, 7 Old Renwick Road, Blenheim,
Wednesday and Friday 9.00a.m.-noon. $1 per child.
Contact: 2A Dillons Point Road, Blenheim
Picton Preschool,44 Kent Street, Picton, 5735530
Te Kupenga Preschool, 120 Aerodrome Road, 578 8571
Pelorus Community Preschool, 49 Main Rd, Havelock, 5742096
Rhythm, music and Play Group, for preschoolers 0-5 years accompanied
Preschoolers 0-5 years music and movement, rhyme, rhythm and dance
by a parent or caregiver. Every Thursday morning at the Salvation Army
$2 per family includes morning tea. Term time only.
Hall 10 – 11.30am. Gold coin per family.
Free community programme for children. Fun filled session of stories,
games, crafts and activities. Held at Wesley Centre, Wednesdays,
(For people living in the Renwick/Woodbourne/Wairau Valley area.)
Cnr Duncan & Richmond Streets, Seddon.
Stories and activities to promote early reading skills. Its fun and free.
Last Tuesday of the month 10.30-11.15a.m
Contact: Cnr Arthur & Seymour Streets
Fun ½ hour of music, dance and rhythm. Wednesday, 2-2.30p.m. at the
For preschoolers and their caregiver. Two sessions every Thursday
during school term at the Elim Centre Hall, Burleigh Road – 9.00-10.00
a.m. and 10.30-11.30a.m. Both sessions include ½ hour music and ½
hour morning tea and play. $2 per family.
Open Wednesday 3.15 - 4.00pm - Market St & Dublin Street corner,
Renwick Playcentre, 26 Havelock Street, Renwick on Tuesday 9.30–12
Can also be contacted through the Picton Resource Centre,
Play group Monday from 10a.m.-12noon. Gold coin donation.
Children under 5 are all welcome to tumble and roll with the Blenheim
Gymnastics Club 1.30 - 2.30pm Wednesday, 10.45 – 12.00am
Thursday, at the clubrooms, Opawa St extension. Cost $2.
A preschool music programme held at 9.30 a.m.every Tuesday during
Ring for times open. Become a member of the Toy Library for a small
school term at Mayfield School Hall. Gold coin donation.
fee and toys are available for hire for 2 weeks.
All parents/caregivers with preschoolers welcome.
Seddon Plunket Rooms 1st and 3rd Wed of month 9am - 11am. $10 per
family for year’s membership. Items range from 50c - $4 to hire for
Redwoodtown Plunket Rooms, Bythell Street on Tuesday 9.30-11.30
fortnight. Huge range of indoor and outdoor toys plus dvds, videos, cd
roms, puzzles…batteries are supplied. Suits newborns to 6 years old.
Gives children a variety of experiences and learning opportunities
Held at St Luke’s Church Hall, Ferry Rd, Spring Creek 9.50-10.30a.m.
Wednesday & Friday 9.30 am – 12 noon
Held at Plunket, Monday 11 a.m. (except Public Holidays) for young
mums under 22 years of age with their children. Various guest
Anyone who looks after children should learn first aid and
rescue breathing. Talk to your health worker about where
Leave emergency and contact numbers by the phone.
www.kidshealth.org.nz providing information on your child’s
www.immune.org.nz immunisation advisory centre.
www.teamup.co.nz tips, ideas and information to help you get
www.sparc.org.nz sport and recreation New Zealand.
www.kiwifamilies.co.nz the essential guide to raising children in
New Zealand covering, pregnancy, babies and toddlers to teens.
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