Supporting families

As a co-operative, we share a focus to deliver a world leading infant formula to families around the world. Our commitment to families begins in the hearts, homes and farms of the people who generate our premium dairy goat milk – our shareholders.

Taranaki parents will soon have access to a course which has strengthened whānau around the country, thanks to a donation from the Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust.

The Trust’s support will help enable Parenting Place’s Building Awesome Whānau to be launched in Taranaki and will also enable the course’s extension in Northland and Waikato along with Parenting Place’s Toolbox Baby and Toddler Years course in Northland and Waikato.

The Building Awesome Whānau course is a six-session small group parenting course designed to support and empower Māori and vulnerable families to raise resilient whānau. The Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox Course is also a six week small group parenting course designed specifically for parents of children from birth to six years.

Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust Chair Nicola Locke said ensuring parents have the tools and support to be great parents is at the heart of the Trust’s philosophy that family is the lifeblood of communities.

“The small part we are able to play in launching and extending these vital support networks reinforces and enables our mission to nurture and strengthen families across our shareholder regions,” Nicola Locke said.

Greg Fleming Parenting Place CEO said every child deserves the chance to thrive, belong and achieve – and a healthy, loving whānau makes this a reality.

“Our programmes and resources are designed to engage, encourage, and equip all families right where they are, offering inspiration, not simply information. The Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust’s support enables us to achieve those aims,” Greg Fleming said.

Photo courtesy of Parenting Place