About Us - Who the Service is for

Information on who can use the Early Start service

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For Parents

Early Start is offered to Christchurch families with newborn babies, where social and family circumstances may put at risk the health and well-being of their children.

The service provided is entirely voluntary, free, long term (up to 5 years) and home based and promotes healthy child development within a nurturing family environment.

For Young Mothers

We will accept referrals for young mothers 24 years and under and their families/whanau from 12 weeks antenatal to 9 months postnatal.