Important Covid-19 Update

Bumps to babies is following Ministry guidelines under Alert Level 1.  At present your scheduled classes are taking place, however there may be some change to date or venue.  If this is the case you will be contacted before your class commences by our team.  If you are unwell then please advise us and do not attend the class. 

If you are wanting to register for one of our upcoming classes, you can continue to do this via the online booking sheet or by emailing or phoning 0508 247 8433.  Kia Kaha.

Education & support

Bumps to Babies is Barnardos' dedicated pregnancy and antenatal education and support programme in the MidCentral region. It provides expectant mums and partners (and support people) all the information they need to prepare for the arrival of their first child. It also helps new parents build support networks of people in similar situations to their own.

Classes are run in evenings and on weekends by trained and qualified educators. Attendees are given a wealth of information and resources, backed up by support from their educator and peers. Post-birth, we now offer Babies and Beyond which is 6 hours of FREE postnatal education. Here, parents can get back in touch with their antenatal classmates and develop a support network for them and their babies whilst also learning about information important to new parents such as settling, feeding, brain development, baby massage and much more. 

Bumps to Babies is fully funded by MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) and available to parents from all situations and walks of life.

Class schedule & locations

Bumps to Babies is currently only available in the MidCentral region. To find antenatal services in your area, contact your local DHB.


Download the 2021 class schedule (PDF, 565KB).

Book a class

To register for classes, email or phone 0508 247 8433.

Online Resources

We have provided below online information for anyone who is unable to attend any of our classes. The downloadable information is split into the 3 key areas of our teaching: Pregnancy, Labour and Early Parenting. There is also the option to have a phone appointment with one of our qualified Childbirth Educators who are available Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am - 2pm. Phone 0508 247 8433 or email an enquiry to 

Kaupapa Māori

Interested in a kaupapa Māori approach to pregnancy and parenting? We recommend which incorporates tikanga and te reo Māori.


Find out more

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to know more, call 0508 247 8433 or fill in our the form below: