About us - How we do it

Early Start Family Support Workers/Whānau Āwhina work with client families/whānau using a collaborative, problem solving and solution focused approach, finding a balance between:

  • Family/whānau strengths and family/whānau challenges
  • Family/whānau generated goals and agency generated goals

This approach is used in order to maximise positive outcomes for the client child, parents and whānau.

Early Start endeavours to work with client families/whānau in a culturally sensitive and safe manner by respecting individual family/whānau values, ethnicities and customs.

Each Family Support Worker/Whānau Āwhina seeks to form a collaborative partnership with their client families/whānau taking into account each family's/whānau varying needs, dreams and aspirations.