We are always looking for new and innovative ways to provide support that is relevant and responsive to the needs of all parents and whānau around New Zealand.
Juggling working life and non-urgent health checks can be a real struggle for many working parents. Some Plunket areas have started holding Saturday clinics which provide an opportunity for parents to catch up on their child’s Well Child checks outside normal working hours. It also gives working dads the opportunity to be involved and ask any questions they may have about their child’s development.
Christchurch Plunket has been supporting working parents by delivering parenting education courses in the workplace. The sessions, with IAG Insurance, have been a huge success and it is hoped more organisations will become involved in offering their employees these opportunities.