For the organisers of Toddler Day Out, Violence Free Waitakere, Saturday 7 March is just around the corner and plans and people are coming together to create another amazing event at The Trusts Arena in Henderson.
Toddler Day Out is a community-led initiative launched with the assistance of the old Waitakere City Council, to give toddlers a day of fun and excitement while raising awareness among parents and caregivers of the enormous importance of education and other areas of child development during these years and; providing connections to the many areas of support available in the community.
Building on the success of their 11 previous events, a group of early childhood educationalists, parenting services providers, health and dietitians, safety, massage practitioners and entertainers are all preparing for another great day for families with children under five! The theme of this year’s event is “It takes a village to raise a child”.
So, mark your diaries, plan to spend as much time as you can with us between 10am and 3:30pm on Saturday 7 March. Even if it’s wet, the show will go on in all its glory, colour and fun.
While all activities are free, and there are amazing spot prizes, nonstop toddler friendly stage entertainment and learning activities galore at any of the village. A gold coin donation on entry is requested, to help assure the future of a popular event that helps to make West Auckland a place where kids are cherished and given a great start in life.
Violence Free Waitakere is supported by a wide range of agencies and individuals, and reflects the diverse needs and concerns of a large, young and culturally diverse community.
A wide range of programmes run under the Violence Free Waitakere banner include the Promoting Great Parenting Network, tackling bullying, helping Westie mums and dads to be great mums and dads and many others.
For more details see the Toddler Day Out – West Auckland facebook page or go to www.violencefreewaitakere.org. To volunteer, please call 837 4849.