About Us

About Us

Helen​ ​Brew​ ​established​ ​the​ ​first​ ​Parents​ ​Centre​ ​in​ ​New​ ​Zealand​ ​in​ ​1952,​ ​in Wellington.​ ​By​ ​1994,​ ​the​ ​Wellington​ ​Parents​ ​Centre​ ​had​ ​become​ ​so​ ​big,​ ​it split​ ​into​ ​two​ ​centres​ ​-​ ​Wellington​ ​South​ ​(WSPC)​ ​and​ ​Wellington​ ​North (WNPC).

WNPC​ ​is​ ​a​ ​not-for-profit​ ​incorporated​ ​society.​ ​We​ ​provide​ ​information​ ​and networks​ ​for​ ​people​ ​at​ ​different​ ​parenting​ ​and​ ​child​ ​development​ ​stages​ ​-​ ​all by​ ​volunteer​ ​parents,​ ​for​ ​parents.​ ​Our​ ​”territory”​ ​stretches​ ​from​ ​Thorndon, Kelburn,​ ​Northland​ ​and​ ​Karori​ ​through​ ​to​ ​Crofton​ ​Downs,​ ​Ngaio,​ ​Khandallah, Johnsonville,​ ​Newlands,​ ​Churton​ ​Park​ ​and​ ​Grenada.​ ​We​ ​currently​ ​have​ ​over 240​ ​families​ ​as​ ​members.

There​ ​are​ ​about​ ​50​ ​separate​ ​Parents​ ​Centres​ ​throughout​ ​New​ ​Zealand​ ​(each run​ ​by​ ​volunteers).​ ​All​ ​Centres​ ​are​ ​affiliated​ ​to​ ​Parents​ ​Centre​ ​New​ ​Zealand, the​ ​national​ ​body​ ​which​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​providing​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​Centres with​ ​support​ ​and​ ​national​ ​co-ordination​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Centres’​ ​work​ ​with​ ​and​ ​for their​ ​members.

Wellington​ ​North​ ​Parents​ ​Centre​ ​is​ ​run​ ​entirely​ ​by​ ​a​ ​committee​ ​of​ ​volunteers.

We​ ​are​ ​a​ ​membership-based​ ​organisation,​ ​and​ ​our ​ antenatal classes are​ only​ available​ ​to​ ​members.​ ​Our ​​parenting ​​classes​ ​are​ ​open​ ​to​ ​members​ ​at​ ​a discounted​ ​price,​ ​but​ ​non​ ​members​ ​are​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​attend ​​these.

Contact ​us​

Email:​ secretary@wnpc.org.nz
Phone:​ ​(04)​ ​475​ ​7550
PO​ ​Box​ ​22​ ​092,​ ​Khandallah,
Wellington​ ​6441