Nurture the baby early
Supporting families to raise healthy, happy, and thriving children in a nurturing family environment.
Blending science with practice to support and nurture great families.
Lasting Change
Early Start - Lasting Change
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Early Start encourages and supports families/whānau 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/whānau with newborn babies and circumstances that may challenge their well-being.

Our Programmes

The Incredible Years Toddler programme goals are to enhance the positive relationship and bonding between the parent and toddler. Our Triple P Parenting programme is designed to assist families/whānau as their child or children develop.

Referral Information

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.