Playgroups

One of our most regular and popular support events is hosting playgroups for young prems of different ages and at different stages of development.

Auckland

Mums Morning Tea

Every Tuesday at 10.30am in the Mums room in NICU.  Come and along to chat with one of our Lactation Consultants and other NICU Mums as well as enjoy some home baking provided by one of our ex-NICU Mums.

The Neonatal Trust Developmental Playgroup

Kathryn and Janet would love to see any ex-NICU/SCBU families and babies for our fortnightly playgroup at the Parenting Place, Greenlane which is easily accessible from all parts of Auckland.

Dates for the rest of 2020 are as follows: Thursday 3rd Dec with the Christmas Party on 10 Dec all at 10am to 11.30am.  There’s no need to worry about being on time or staying for the whole time, feel free to come and go as works for you and your baby. 

Waikato

Developmental Playgroup

Second Monday of each month from 1pm-2.30pm and last Thursday of each month 10.30am -12noon 
Facilitated by Jadey, our ex NICU mum and family support co-ordinator, this group will provide:
  • Social Support for parents
  • An Occupational therapist who can provide advice regarding developmental milestones and play development
  • Developmentally appropriate toys and play equipment
  • A safe space for babies who have been discharged from the unit until the age of two
  • Preschool siblings are welcome
  • Light refreshments

Contact:

Jadey Drury
021 082 13334

Venue:

McKenzie Centre,
30 Hammond Street
Hamilton Central
Full information can be found here

Hawkes Bay

Come along to our Developmental Support group for those in the Hawkes Bay Region! We’ve teamed up with Elen Nathan, an Occupational Therapist at The Playful Place.  With her help, we’re now able to provide assistance to more families on a neonatal journey.

This developmental group is FREE and open to all premature and high-risk babies in who have been through a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) or SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit) and will provide a very valuable service for parents to get crucial free developmental assistance and advice for their babies.

Contact:
Elen Nathan
The Playful Place
021 0206 1360
elen.nathan.ot@gmail.com
www.theplayfulplace.co.nz

Playgroup Venue:
First Friday of every month during term time              9.30am – 10.30am
The Playful Place
6 Ossian St
Port Ahuriri
Napier
Note: Bookings are essential as limited places available

Wellington

Playgroup with Developmental Support

Come along to our Playgroup with Developmental Support for those in the Wellington Region!   Run in conjunction with registered physiotherapist, Kat Wyeth, we’re now able to provide assistance to more families on a neonatal journey.
This new developmental group is FREE and open to all babies in who have been through a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) or SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit) and will provide a very valuable service for parents to get crucial free developmental assistance and advice for their babies (as well as providing a place for a catch up over a coffee for neonatal mums and dads!)

Venue:

Run monthly on the first Thursday of the month 10am – 12noon
Johnsonville Community Center
3 Frankmore Avenue
Johnsonville
Further information on this new playgroup can be found here.

Dunedin

We’ve teamed up with the School of Physiotheraphy, and along with the help of University of Otago and Pacific Trust Otago, we’re now able to provide assistance to more families on a neonatal journey. 

Note:  The Dunedin Playgroup is currently taking a break due to exams but we’ll be back next year! 

For more information contact:

Donna Smith
Donna.Smith@otago.ac.nz

Sellina Saù
sellina@pto.nz
0224316370