About us - What We Do

Early Start is an intensive home visiting service for families/whanau with newborn babies where difficult situations have the potential to negatively impact on the life chances of children in their care.

Programme Aims

We encourage and support families/whanau to provide each of their children with a positive and enjoyable childhood experience.

Early Start uses a planned, focused and systematic approach to intervention and intends to enable enrolled families/whanau to:

  • To learn and apply nurturing parenting practices
  • To discover personal strengths and abilities
  • To develop new skills and practices
  • To support healthy lifestyle change