CREATING IMPORTANT CONNECTIONS
The purpose of Family Liaison is connecting whanau, centre and when needed community supports so that when there are barriers to their child’s attendance or if you need help or feel a little embarassed/shy about what you are experiencing we are there as your support.
If you are looking for inspiration or need a little help getting back on track your family liaison and centre manager have great experience with mentoring so ask and they can direct you to the best support for you or find someone out in our community – regardless how silly you think your question maybe we will help if we can.
CENTRE FAMILY LIASON
Each centre is now enjoying their own centre based family liaison so don’t be shy, go introduce yourself to them and check out what exciting events they have planned on the centre calendars.
As centre family liaison we can also help you out in many ways for advocacy support or referral into community agencies like:
• Family Start
• Family or Child Counselling/Child Play Therapy
• Cultural Parent/Family supports
• Oranga Tamariki FGC and Whanau Hui
SETTLING IN SUPPORTS WITH FAMILY LIAISON
And for our new whanau settling in we have lots of activities to help you to settle in with your child and support you. We will make contact with you through the first 12 weeks of your child starting and longer if you need it.
ENGAGING PRIORITY FAMILIES SUPPORTS
If your child is over 3 years AND hasn’t been in early learning our family liaison will also help you with settling in and help overcome any barriers so you are included in your child’s new learning journey. We will also do a fun interactive assessment called the Early Learning Plan which we revise monthly with you and invite you to our morning teas and whanau events and make sure that we are there supporting you right through until your child has settled into primary school – that’s right we are here to enjoy you and your child’s learning adventures and make sure you join in with the fun too!
Kids Count is committed to always acting in the best interest of the children which includes the prevention of child abuse. Kids Count is aligned with the principle of the paramountcy of the child and the principle that the care and protection of children is every one’s responsibility. Click here to download the Kids Count Child Protection Policy.