Build a great family team

Toolbox courses inspire and equip whānau. They are bursting with great advice, humour and encouragement, offering practical strategies and insights into developmental stages. Parents leave reassured that challenges are common to all families and that they’re not alone on their parenting journey.

The courses are run over a number of weeks in a relaxed and conversational small group setting with a trained facilitator. The courses – Building Awesome Whānau, Baby and Toddler Years, Primary Years, Intermediate Years and Teenage Years run nationwide all year. There is also a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren resource available.

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.

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Our desire is that cost would never be a barrier for anyone. For those who are able to contribute, the cost of the course is $75 per person or $110 per couple.
However, if you’re unable to contribute in this way, we’d still love for you to come along and fully participate. There may be other ways you can contribute too e.g bringing along some food to share, helping to pack up, etc. Just let us know so we can give the facilitator a heads up.

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 contacts

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

Toolbox on Facebook

Please see here if you would like to connect with Toolbox in your region on Facebook.

Become a Toolbox facilitator

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

Current facilitators

Building Awesome Whānau videos

Facilitators, please see these links for videos – Building Awesome Whānau

Family Coach video

Please see here for the Family Coach video.