Important COVID-19 Notice
Kia ora Aotearoa. As always, and during these exceptional times, the safety and health of the tamariki, rangatahi and whānau in our services remain our number one priority.
Due to the Level 4 COVID-19 New Zealand-wide lockdown, we are re-thinking how we can deliver our Child and Family Services and programmes during this time given the requirement for us all to self-isolate. Our priority is making sure that we provide a means for those most in need to stay in touch with us so that we can support them where they need it.
We'll have more information for you soon.
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.