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Welcome to Early Start

Early Start encourages and supports families to provide each of their children with a positive and enjoyable childhood experience.

What We Do

Early Start is a home visiting support service for families/whanau with new born babies where social and family circumstances may challenge the health and well-being of their child(ren).

Our Programmes

Our programmes are designed to assist families as their child(ren) develop. Triple P Parenting programme and our Incredible Years Toddler programme are also available.

Referral Information

Referrals meeting the Early Start criteria are accepted from many health and community agencies. The majority of our referrals come from Well Child providers, Midwives, General Practice, hospitals along with self referrals.

Early Start is a research-based fully evaluated long term and home visiting service aimed at vulnerable Canterbury families caring for children under 5 years of age.