The Parents Centre, a national organisation with 51 centres across New Zealand was established in 1952 with the mission of ‘positive birth experiences and informed parenting in a community where parents are supported and highly valued in their work’.


The Palmerston North Parents Centre was founded in 1954, and is run by a dedicated committee of volunteers. It currently offers:


  • Childbirth Education classes to first time parents.
  • Networking support for new parents through coffee groups.
  • Low cost postnatal seminars to help keep educating families on the journey of parenting.
  • A newsletter, ‘Palmy Parent’ for parents in the community.
  • Advocacy and support for parents in the community.



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