Talk Together provides evidence-based & accessible speech-language therapy and social skills services to children and their families. We understand that there is a greater need for support for children with mild to moderate communication challenges who may not be getting what they need elsewhere.
Plunket offers free health and development checks, a 24/7 parenting helpline, and a range of local services doing everything from antenatal classes to car seat installation.
Supporting Families With Twins, Triplets and More!
Multiples Canterbury is a voluntary non-profit organisation run by parents of multiples of all ages - newborn babies through to teenagers - to advise, encourage and inform parents of multiples, parents expecting multiples, and anyone else who is the main caregiver of multiples.
Delivering Free Meals to Families with a New Baby / Young Children
Bellyful nourishes and connects communities by cooking and delivering meals to whānau, with babies or young children, who need support.
We are a nationwide not-for-profit organisation formed in 1983 by parents and professionals to support the families of babies, children, teens and adults with any type of disability or health impairment. Parent to Parent operates the only parent support network for families raising a child with a disability in New Zealand. Parent to Parent operates a network of more than 600 specially-trained volunteer support parents, and connects those parents to families new to the world of disability. Each family is connected to a support parent whose child has the same or similar disability to yours. Support Parents are there to offer a listening ear. With their ‘lived experience’, they understand the challenges and unique joy of caring for a child or family member in a similar situation to yours, and can offer practical solutions.
Quality In Home Childcare
A PAUA shell’s brilliant colours are layers formed through the process of environment and time. PAUA Early Childhood Home Based Care Service seeks, through a holistic approach, to enhance the environment which affect the ‘colour’ of each individual linked with our service.
Parent Resources, Courses, Programmes and more!
Parenting Place is here to walk alongside you and your whānau from the moment your little one is born, until the time they raise tamariki of their own.
Making a difference: Wellbeing & Mental Health
Check out the list of free training courses for Parents in Canterbury, including Selwyn/
Support Selwyn Families with Children who are 'On the Spectrum'
Started by local Mum Rebecca Gilchrist, On the Spectrum is a very relaxed and supportive Coffee group aimed at discussing issues that arise when parenting and schooling children with "Hidden disablities". Autism, Adhd, Sensory Problems, Aspergers, Dyspraxia, Social difficulties to name a few. They meet up once a month in Rolleston.
Barnardos Service Directory
Barnardos are committed to working with families across Aotearoa to deliver the support they need in a way that will give them the most benefit.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NZ is a community of people walking the same path, experiencing the same sorrow, joy and challenges that the role as grandparent and whanau caregiver brings and our Local Support Coordinators are a key part of our integrated approach to supporting over 7500 grandparent and whanau/kin caregivers nationwide.
Up Club - New Zealand Up Education Trust
We are a safe, fun and friendly peer support group for children and youth who have Down Syndrome. Our programmes cater for young people with Down Syndrome from age 8 years and up.
Canterbury Down Syndrome Association
The Canterbury Down Syndrome Association (CDSA) is an incorporated society and affiliated to the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA). To enhance the participation of people with Down syndrome in their community. In New Zealand one baby in about 1000 is born with Down syndrome; that is one or more babies with Down syndrome born every week.