Pēpi & Tamariki

Infants and Children

Pēpi & Tamariki

We support family to raise happy healthy pēpi and tamariki

Childrens Team

The Children’s Team approach is a way of working hand in hand with families and whānau to create safer lives for at-risk children. It's not another service, but it’s a different approach. We have skilled Lead Professionals who work together with whanau, other agencies, non-government organisations and communities to put the child first and ensure their voices are heard. Together we share information and create one plan for each child.

Family Start

Family Start is a tamariki centred home visiting program that focuses on health, learning, safety, and whānau relationships. The program encompasses manaaki, awhi, whakamana, and tautoko to whānau to ensure tamariki are well supported in order to thrive.

Kaupapa Antenatal

This is a free service that provides antenatal advice, healthy eating information, immunisation support, and a broader range of life skills for mama that is woven into the delivery of this service.

Mama & Pēpi Programme

We provide free support, advice and education services for Mama and their Pēpi that is client focused and culturally appropriate.

Poipoia te Mokopuna

Poipoia te Mokopuna is a home-based ECE designed to meet the diverse learning needs of whānau, and is focussed on tamariki and mokopuna under three years of age who:

  • Are not currently engaged in formal early learning programmes
  • Need guidance and support to provide intentional early learning activities for their children
  • Need support to develop ideas and activities that incorporate reading, talking and playing in the home and outdoors.

Wellchild / Tamariki Ora

Our Well Child programme is a package of universal health services offered free to all whānau for children from birth to 4 years. The programme is delivered by a registered nurse and includes 7 core contacts.

Rheumatic Fever / Cellulitis Prevention

Rheumatic fever commonly appears in school age children, it is a preventable disease by identifying sore throats caused by strep throat. Treatment is a course of an appropriate antibiotic. Our team of trained professionals can ensure the prevention of this disease through early detection and are based in schools within Kawerau and the surrounding areas including Whakatane.

Children & Adolescents Mental Health

We provide support for children and adolescents up to 19 years old and their families/whānau who have low to moderate mental health problems such as, anxiety disorder, depression, low moods, suicidal thoughts and feelings, self-harm and associated drug and alcohol misuse. We deliver services within Kawerau and Murupara and work closely with Voyages ICAMHS.

Social Workers in Schools

Social Workers in Schools is a tamariki service delivered within Schools based in Kawerau. The team assists tamariki whose social and family circumstances put them at risk of not achieving good health, education, and welfare outcomes.

B4 School Checks

The B4 School Check is the 12th core contact of the Well Child Tamariki Ora schedule focussing on any health, behavioural, social, or developmental concerns which could affect a child’s ability to get the most benefit from school, such as a hearing problem or communication difficulty.