Family/Client Resources


A one-stop shop for child development and positive parenting strategies for whānau/families.

Tākai is primarily designed for whānau workers providing the Family Start programme, yet it is also a great resource for parents and anyone else interested in child development and positive parenting strategies.

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Home-based Care Providers Dunedin

Click here to view Home-based Care Providers Dunedin

Messy Play Recipes

Looking for fun things to do? Here are some fun and simple recipes!

Click here to view Messy Play Recipes

Family Start Book List

We have put together a list of awesome books that our Family Start workers recommend to support you and your child's learning experience.

You might like to purchase a copy for your own library, or even donate one for ours!

Check out the list here!

Big Value Christmas Booklet

Fun, low cost family friendly activities for the festive Season

 Click here to view Big Value Christmas Booklet

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Family Ideas for Christmas Holidays

Click here to view 15 Ideas for enjoying time with your kids over the Christmas holidays