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We host a variety of professionally facilitated workshops. These are all hosted at The Parenting Place Centre in Greenlane.


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We run events on general parenting topics in and around the country, often facilitated through community organisations.


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Toolbox Courses

Over six sessions participants are equipped with practical skills. Key parenting principles are explored in an informal and friendly environment.


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December 2017

Child Minders Certificate with Joy Sluiters and Sarah Thompson

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Albany House, 575 Albany Highway Albany Village
Auckland, New Zealand
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Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun child minder that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play, and how to communicate well with parents. Sarah…

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Child Minders Certificate with Joy Sluiters and Sarah Thompson

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Greenhithe Community Trust, 12 Greenhithe RoadGreenhithe
Auckland, Auckland NZ
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The babysitter that gets booked - Joy Sluiters Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play,…

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Babysitting training for teenagers with Joy Sluiters and Sarah Thompson

December 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport
Auckland, New Zealand
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Babysitter and first aid workshop Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play, and how to…

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Babysitting training for teenagers with Joy Sluiters and Sarah Thompson

December 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Takapuna Community Hub – Kotahitanga, Mary Thomas Building, 3 Gibbons Road, Takapuna
Auckland, New Zealand
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$25 Sold out
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Does your child want to offer babysitting? Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your babysitting business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play,…

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Babysitting training for teenagers

December 15 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$50 12 tickets left

The babysitter that gets booked - Joy Sluiters Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play,…

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January 2018

Babysitting training for teenagers

31 January 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Road
Takapuna, Auckland New Zealand
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$25 14 tickets left

The babysitter that gets booked - Joy Sluiters Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play,…

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February 2018

Building Awesome Whānau Toolbox Facilitator training – Hastings

8 February 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hastings Church, 315 Heretaunga St East
Hastings, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
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This is a two day training course, Thursday and Friday, 8 and 9 February 2018, 9:30am - 2:30pm each day As the latest addition to Toolbox, Building Awesome Whānau is pretty special. Drawing on the wisdom of Māori ways of being, doing and knowing – and bringing them together with the best of Toolbox – we’ve sought to create a resource that reflects this remarkable country of ours, and in doing so, serves all of it’s people. Facilitator Training consists…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Flatbush

13 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ormiston Junior College, 285 Ormiston Road
Flatbush, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Tweens and Teens Toolbox is designed to give you tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness. We will help you in your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo. We will show you that, although these years may be challenging, they can actually be some of the…

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Mindful parenting – six week course

14 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 30 tickets left
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About Mindful Parenting If you’re finding parenting stressful and life too busy, this is the perfect workshop for you. In this six-week course Shirley teaches practical research-based mindful parenting techniques that reduce stress, improve family relationships, provide tools to stay calm in the middle of even the most chaotic days, and create deep, lasting connections between parents and their children.   About the presenter Shirley Pastiroff is a counsellor and mother of 5. She has a passion for healthy family…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Masterton

15 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Equippers Church Masterton, 2 Akura Road
Masterton, Wairarapa New Zealand
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$75.00 8 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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Early Years Toolbox course – New Lynn

19 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road
New Lynn, Auckland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Greenlane – Monday evening

19 February 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 15 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Tweens and Teens Toolbox is designed to give you tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness. We will help you in your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo. We will show you that, although these years may be challenging, they can actually be some of the…

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Middle Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – Monday evening

19 February 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 15 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – Monday evening

19 February 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 14 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Lower Hutt

20 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River of Life Centre, 774 High Street Avalon
Lower Hutt, Wellington New Zealand
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$75.00 8 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn – evening

20 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road
New Lynn, Auckland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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Middle Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – Tuesday evening

20 February 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 15 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – Tuesday evening

20 February 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 15 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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Middle Years Toolbox course – Botany

21 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elim Christian Centre – Golflands Campus, 94 Golflands Drive
Botany, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 14 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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Middle Years Toolbox course – Stanmore Bay

21 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Stephens Church Stanmore Bay, 3 Stanmore Bay Road
Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa New Zealand
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$75.00 16 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – New Lynn

21 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road
New Lynn, Auckland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Tweens and Teens Toolbox is designed to give you tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness. We will help you in your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo. We will show you that, although these years may be challenging, they can actually be some of the…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Beachlands

21 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beachlands Baptist Church, 59 Third View Avenue Beachlands
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 14 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn – daytime

22 February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road
New Lynn, Auckland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Botany

25 February 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Columba Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany
Auckland, New Zealand
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$75.00 15 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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March 2018

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Porirua

7 March 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Elim Church Porirua, 11 Heriot Drive
Porirua, Wellington New Zealand
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$75.00 8 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Botany

19 March 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elim Christian College Junior Campus, 94 Golfland Drive
Botany, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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