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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
Many families will be right in the middle of buying
Christmas presents for their children. There’s an
unlimited range of toys available at the moment, so it’s
important to make sure you buy the safest ones for your
children. Safekids Aotearoa, Energizer and Trading Standards (Ministry
of Business, Innovation and Employment) have recently sent
out a useful list of questions to consider when buying toys
for your children.
With the holiday season in full swing, Plunket would like to
remind families that every time a child travels in a car
they need to be in a car seat or booster seat. Plunket’s Car Seat Service exists to help families get
access to child car restraints. If family or friends are
going to be driving the kids around over the holidays
Plunket can help with a short-term hire for a few days or
As the end of the year fast approaches it’s time for
reflection on the year that has been. Many times throughout the past year there have been stories,
reports and calls from the community to improve the start in
life for our children. Too many live below the poverty line,
with parents struggling to make ends meet, or maintain a
safe and healthy home.
New Zealand’s first Safe Sleep Day is happening this
Friday 6 December with events taking place across the
country. The day is an initiative by Whakawhetu National
SUDI Prevention for Maori. Plunket clinical advisor Jess Beauchamp says Safe Sleep Day
is a national campaign focused on promoting safe sleep
practices for babies, so that every sleep is a safe sleep.