Barnardos operates nationwide and is an experienced and accomplished provider of both parenting courses and early childhood services
Barnardos is an approved provider under section 396 and 403 of the Child and Young Person and Their Families Act.
Our parenting work aims to create an environment in which parents can learn from each other and where seeking information or advice is considered normal and not perceived as failure.
Barnardos parenting education is based on the six principles of the positive parenting initiative SKIP (Strategies with Kids, Information for Parents): love, warmth, talking and listening, guidance and understanding, limits and boundaries, consistency and consequences, and a structure ‘secure’ world.
The following people can be contacted for further discussions about our parenting education courses:
|Operations Manager||Phone||Area covered|
|Upper North - Christine Olsen||09 6253609||Whangarei
Auckland Central / Auckland South
|Lower North - Karen Billings||04 8011677||Gisborne
|Upper South - Susie Jones||03 3782728||Nelson
|Lower South - David Booth||03 3782766||Otago
We also offer centre or home based Early Childhood Education from Whangarei to Invercargill. Please contact Lisa Watkins General Manager Tel: 09 625 3712 for further information.