Playgroups & Coffee Groups

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 

Auckland City Hospital – 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.

Middlemore Hospital – Parents Morning Tea

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

Waitakere – Parents Morning Tea

Every second Wednesday at 12noon in SCBU.  Come and along to chat with other neonatal families as well as enjoy some home baking provided by one of our ex-SCBU Mums. 

Playgroup with Developmental Support

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.

Every second Wednesday (including during School Holidays) from 10am – 11.30am with the next one being Wednesday 31st March 2021 at The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Auckland

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

Playgroup with Developmental Support

Second Monday of each month from 1pm-2.30pm and last Thursday of each month 10.30am -12noon (Term time only)
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

Tauranga

Join our BRAND NEW Playgroup with Developmental Support for the Tauranga Region! Like our other playgroups, this 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.

This will be held on the first Friday of every month, beginning Friday 7th May from 9.30am – 11am

Venue:
Wesley Church
100, 13th Avenue
Tauranga

For more information email us: info@neonataltrust.org.nz

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

First Friday of every month (Term time only)            
9am – 10.30am
The Playful Place
6 Ossian St
Port Ahuriri
Napier
Note: Bookings are essential as limited places available

New Plymouth

Join our FREE Playgroup with Developmental Support for Taranaki families!

Held fortnightly in conjunction with Plunket and registered Occupational Therapist, Paula Matheson, this service is open to all babies who have been in a neonatal unit in NZ and will provide a 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!)

First date is Tuesday 3 August, then fortnightly.

Held at:

Taranaki Plunket Rooms

214 Devon Street West
New Plymouth
From 9.30am – 11am
 
For further details contact:
info@neonataltrust.org.nz

 

Wellington

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

Contact: Info@neonataltrust.org.nz for more details

Dunedin

Join our FREE Playgroup with Developmental Support for Dunedin families! 

Held fortnightly in conjunction with the University of Otago and Pacific Trust Otago and registered physiotherapist Kate Kvick, this service is open to all babies who have been in a neonatal unit in NZ and will provide a 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!)

First date is Thursday 13th May, then fortnightly.  

Held at: 

Pacific Trust Otago
350 South Road
Caversham
Dunedin

From 9.30am – 11am

For further details contact:
Anoushka Ballantyne
Anoushka.ballantyne@neonataltrust.org.nz