Papa Kāinga Foster Care Support

Papa Kāinga Foster Care Support provides a welcoming support service to Foster families with their child’s education and developmental needs. 

Professional support includes access to a range of resources for both the child and carers and a monthly visit from a qualified Early Childhood Teacher.  This service is available to non-custodial caregivers of children from birth right up to school age.  There is no cost for those eligible for Papa Kāinga Foster Care Support.

Support includes:

  • An educational resource allowance paid per week per child to the foster families
  • A monthly visit by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher
  • A professional report to support the child’s education and developmental requirements
  • A learning journal for each child which includes reports, photos, artwork etc
  • Free art resources including paints, paper, glue that is regularly replenished
  • Free access to a range of nursery equipment including cots, highchairs and pushchairs
  • Free regular playgroups/Kimi Haere
  • Free membership to a toy library
  • Professional development of Foster carers including free First Aid certificate.
For more information:

Tauranga Region
Kathryn Hawkes
P: 0800 250 052 extn: 3
M: 027 412 2035
E: papakainga@ikindergartens.nz

Whakatane, Rotorua, Hamilton, Taupo
Leigh Williams
P: 027 655 6559
E: leigh.williams@ikindergartens.nz