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About us

Wellington South Parents' Centre is a part of a nationwide voluntary organisation set up by parents for parents.

Helen Brew established the first Parents Centre in New Zealand in 1952, in Wellington. By 1994, the Wellington Parents Centre had become so big, it split into two centres - Wellington South (WSPC) and Wellington North (WNPC).

WSPC is a not-for-profit incorporated society. We provide information and networks for people at different parenting and child development stages - all by volunteer parents, for parents. Our "territory" stretches from Brooklyn to Seatoun and Miramar, and from Island Bay to Thorndon. We currently have over 250 families as members.

There are about 50 separate Parents Centres throughout New Zealand (each run by volunteers). All Centres are affiliated to Parents Centre New Zealand, the national body which is responsible for providing the individual Centres with support and national co-ordination of the Centres' work with and for their members.

Wellington South Parents Centre is run entirely by a committee of volunteers.