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We are New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina - caring for families.
We provide support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. We work together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child
DSC 0221 edited More than two million parents and caregivers
have turned to PlunketLine when they have needed help and
advice on the health and wellbeing of their child or
whānau. The free 24/7 telephone support service celebrates 25 years
today and is providing more support in more ways, as well as
being the trusted first point of call for parents for a
range of issues relating to young children. “It could be as simple as supporting a first-time parent,
unsure if their baby is unwell, or helping a parent who’s
been up much of the night with a child who won’t sleep.
A new partnership between YMCA Auckland, Plunket and
Auckland Council is increasing the push for zero drownings
in the under-five age group across Auckland. The partnership, which takes effect from Monday 29th April
2019, is being driven by YMCA Auckland and will see the
not-for-profit’s Swim School programme run out of eight
Auckland pools rather than the current four. In 2017, seven children under the age of five drowned in New
Zealand, that’s two more than in 2016.