Hard to read?
Change font size
Call us on
(09) 414 5360
Ph: 09 447 0100
If your child has developmental support needs, the Child Development Service can provide specialised support to help them develop and grow.
We believe that family is the constant in a child's life and that families want what's best for their child. You will be supported to develop goals which work toward your child and family's hopes and aspirations.
Where possible, your child will be seen at home, pre-school or in the community. If your child has a need for specialised equipment our team can help you apply for funding. We take a team approach - one or more team members may be involved with your family.
We can also provide access to clinical psychology support. Interpreting services are available for parents who need this support.
There are two Child Development Teams in the Waitemata district. The Waitakere team is based at the Child Health Unit, Waitakere Hospital. The North Shore/Rodney team is based at 3 William Laurie Place in Albany. Staff from the North Shore/Rodney team also work from the Hibiscus Coast Community Centre in Red Beach and the Warkworth Community Health centre.
(Note: Speech Language Therapists and Dietitians formerly based in Home Care for Kids are now part of the Child Development team)
We also work closely with:
Needs Assessment Service (NASC)
Ministry of Education, Special Education
Pre-schools and Schools
Homecare for Kids
New Zealand CCS
Ohomairangi Early Intervention Service