About us - How we do it

Early Start Family Support Workers/Whanau Awhina work with client families/whanau using a collaborative, problem solving and solution focussed approach, finding a balance between:

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

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

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

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