Upcoming Courses

Antenatal and Parent Education Package

This package includes: Antenatal, Baby & you and Moving & Munching classes.

Antenatal classes are held at Connect Blenheim on a Monday night once a week, from 6.30pm to 9.00pm, for 6 weeks. please note the first course of the year starts on a Saturday 9am to 4.30pm and Runs over 3x Monday night sessions. It is best to complete your course at least 4 weeks before your due date.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

Baby & You

The Baby and You course is for new mums with newborns. Of course Dads are very welcome too! It is aimed at helping new parents adjust to the changes parenthood brings.  The course is held over six weeks on a Tuesday 10am on zoom or at Connect Church

Topics Covered Include:

  • All about you and bubs – birth stories, life since birth, time saving tips
  • How feeding is progressing
  • How your role has changed
  • Caring for yourself
  • Coping with crying
  • Sleeping – recognising signs, settling techniques
  • Age appropriate toys and activities
  • Podiatry and Osteopathy
  • Brain development /movement
  • Solids – first foods, baby led weaning, signs baby is ready for food
  • Where to from here, childcare options, activities available in Marlborough

The course provides a great opportunity to make new friends with mums going through the same stage of parenthood with the ongoing support of coffee groups.

Moving & Munching

This two session course is for parents of babies four months and older, and follows on after Baby & You. Information is presented in a fun way to help you enjoy this exciting stage of your child’s development.

The course is held over two weeks generally on a Tuesday at 10am on zoom or at Connect Church.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Development of fine & gross motor skills & how you can assist
  • How babies learn through play & age appropriate toys
  • Creating a safe environment for free movement now that baby is mobile
  • Preparing first foods & ideas on what foods at different ages
  • Baby led weaning/purees/home made/pre made
  • Need for charges in textures, tastes & quantity of solids
  • Ways to encourage baby to develop healthy attitudes to food & how you can assist

COST $220.00


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