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Tamariki Ora / Well Child Services



Our role is to ensure Tamariki / Children aged 0-5 years grow and develop to their full potential!


SERVICES WE PROVIDE
  • Provides Whānau / Family with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of our Tamariki.

  • Clinical Assessment

  • Provides reassurance that our Tamariki are growing and developing normally.

  • Whānau Care and Support

  • Guiding and supporting Whanau / Family to identify their needs as Parents/ Caregivers and linking Whānau / Family with other services

  • Dental Health

  • Education and advice to whanau/families to raise awareness of Dental Health.

  • Early enrolment into the School Dental Service.

  • Support to maintain continuity of Dental Services.

WE ARE ABLE TO VISIT
  • At home

  • Te Kohanga Reo

  • Playgroups

  • Kindergarten

  • Marae

  • At a place of your choice


INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
  • Growth and development of Tamariki

  • Child Nutrition

  • Immunisation support

  • Safe environments

  • Smoke free environments

  • Parenting advice

  • Recognition of illness

  • Key Dental Messages

  • Use of Fluoride

  • Decay prevention

  • Role of diet in tooth decay

  • Regular dental care

  • Information on good oral hygiene


HOW TO ACCESS THE SERVICE

Referrals from

  • Self / Whānau / Friends

  • Midwives

  • Doctors and Practice Nurses

  • Hauora Providers

  • Family Start

  • Tamariki Ora / Well Child Services


KEY LINKAGES
  • Midwives

  • Doctors and Practice nurses

  • Child Development Unit

  • Family Start

  • Vision and Hearing Technician

  • Hauora Providers

  • Dental Therapists

  • Plunket

  • Group Special Education



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