Pro­mot­ing par­ents cen­tre

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

National Par­ents Cen­tre Week is a chance for par­ent’s cen­tres na­tion­wide to cel­e­brate their con­tri­bu­tion to their com­mu­nity.

And Pu­taruru Par­ents Cen­tre is do­ing just that this week, says com­mit­tee mem­ber and mother of 1-year-old twins Lynda To­ma­lin.

The cen­tre, which cov­ers the South Waikato dis­trict, of­fers a range of ser­vices to the com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing free an­te­na­tal classes, par­ent ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses and a weekly play­group.

Baby cap­sules, with Snap ’ n Go wheels, breast pumps and va­por­is­ers, among other items, are avail­able for short-term hire to mem­bers free, some re­quir­ing a small bond.

Lynda said the cen­tre was a great re­source for ex­pec­tant and new par­ents, as well as for those with older chil­dren.

‘‘The an­te­na­tal classes and par­ent ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses I did when my daugh­ters were young were in­valu­able. Now the girls love go­ing to play­group each week for a change of scene and some dif­fer­ent toys to play with,’’ she said.

Dur­ing National Par­ents Cen­tre Week, which is now on, the mem­bers of Pu­taruru Par­ents Cen­tre will be pro­mot­ing the cen­tre and fundrais­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Pu­taruru Par­ents Cen­tre, or to in­quire about mem­ber­ship, con­tact Lynda To­ma­lin on 07 883 7317.

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