What we do . Te Kākano / Family Start

Te Kākano / Family Start

Helping parents do a great job with their child’s health, growth, education and safety.

Reliable practical support over the long term to get children off to a great start in life

Te Kākano / Family Start helps to support babies and their caregivers right from the start – before the baby’s birth or during their first year.

Te Kākano helps

  • the child grow strong, learn, stay healthy and have positive relationships
  • parents and caregivers to be more confident about caring for their child
  • families and whanau create a strong and positive future for their child.

The Family Start team appreciates the assistance of ‘Little Sprouts’ who provide necessities such as car seats, baby bouncers, fireguards, smoke alarms, safety gates  and much, much more.

Download a referral form. This form can be used by parents who would like to refer themselves to Te Kākano, or by other organisations wanting to make a referral.

Oranga Tamariki

Find us

Te Kākano


P: 04 237 7612

6 Hagley St.,
PO Box 50.308