Build a great family team

Great kids need great parents and with the right tools, anyone can be a great parent. Whether you are parenting with a partner, a grandparent, a solo parent, a blended or foster family, Toolbox has something to offer. If you are looking for practical strategies, inspiration, encouragement and insight then a Toolbox parenting group is for you.

Positive, practical and fun

The four Toolbox groups – Early Years (0-6), Middle Years (6-12), Tweens and Teens (12-18) and Building Awesome Whānau (0-12) are available throughout the country. In an informal, relaxed and friendly environment (often someone’s home) participants are equipped with practical skills and strategies that can be immediately put to use. Over six sessions, key parenting principles are explored and participants are encouraged in their parenting.

Courses are facilitated by trained local volunteers who are friendly and supportive. They keep each session flowing smoothly and help participants to engage with the material. Each session leaves participants with a range of activities and strategies to try at home.


The cost of the course is $75 per person or $110 per couple (incl. GST). Subsidies are available upon request for those who can’t afford these fees. Participants who have attended a Tweens and Teens course  will receive a copy of the Attitude resource Connected.

In Australia, Toolbox groups are available in each state and are delivered in all three age groups. The cost of the course is set by the local facilitator or sponsoring organisation.

Toolbox is free for caregivers

Thanks to government funding we can to provide Toolbox free of charge to all grandparents raising grandchildren, foster carers, whānau caregivers, home for life parents and adopters.

Toolbox contacts

Please see here for a list of national coordinators and their contact details.

Become a Toolbox facilitator

Should you wish to be trained in Toolbox facilitation, please see here for more information.

Toolbox videos

Facilitators, please see below links for videos:

Early Years, Middle Years, Teenage Years, Building Awesome Whanau.