Terrific Toddlers

Our Terrific Toddler Courses are specially tailored for parents with children 12 months to 3 ½ years old.

These are run by two qualified early childhood educators from Nelson Tasman Kindergartens, and are supported by our Terrific Toddler Facilitator and a host. The courses explore strategies for managing and promoting good behaviour, play ideas and activities you can easily do at home as well as ways to engage toddlers plus much more. Each course is 2 consecutive Thursday evenings, (7pm – 9pm) in Nelson.

All parents, grandparents, caregivers, educators are welcome along to our Terrific Toddler Courses. The courses are a great way to get together with friends or to make new friends with people who have or care for children of the same age, to share experiences and gain support. The formation of parent support networks are encouraged (eg; coffee meet ups!).


Course Overview

The overview below outlines the scheduled speakers for each of the two sessions during the course. Please note that on occasion the speakers may change the order of their sessions, depending on their availability. The courses do generally follow the schedule below.

Session One

Brenda Holdaway, Whanau Facilitator from Nelson Tasman Kindergartens, covers strategies for managing and promoting good behaviour.

  • Some reasons why children misbehave
  • How to discipline positively
  • How to deal with inappropriate behaviours
  • How to acknowledge the positives and ignore the negatives

Session Two

Helen Durbridge, Nelson Tasman Kindergartens, Head Teacher, Auckland Point Kindergarten, speaks about play and how to keep our children stimulated and occupied at home.

We provide a hot drink and a snack during the break time in our Terrific Toddler courses.


The next course will be scheduled based on interest, register your interest now!

To register or find out more information, please contact the coordinator:

terrifictoddlerscoordinator@ndpc.org.nz