Build a great family team

Toolbox courses inspire and equip families. 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 are not alone on their parenting journey.

Positive, practical and fun

The courses are run over a number of weeks in a relaxed and conversational small group setting with a trained facilitator. The four courses – Building Awesome Whānau, Early Years, Middle Years, and Teens and Tweens 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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Need a subsidy? Just ask.

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.

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.

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.

Toolbox videos

Facilitators, please see below links for videos:

Early Years, Middle Years, Tweens and Teens, Building Awesome Whanau.

Family Coach

Facilitators, please see here for the Family Coach video.

Pilot courses

Session One feedback Session Two feedback