Barnardos New Zealand Website

Barnardos New Zealand is this country’s largest community provider of services for children and families. Barnardos has been working with children, young people, families, and communities since 1972. Our vision for New Zealand is “In Aotearoa New Zealand, childhood is valued and each child’s hope and potential are nurtured”. Our guiding principle is “Ko ngā tamariki i te tuatahi – Children come first”.

We deliver services from over 80 sites across New Zealand – from Whangarei to Invercargill. Our National Office is in Wellington.

Barnardos early childhood education and care services are:

  • Barnardos Early Learning Centres
  • KidStart Home-based Care and Learning
  • Number One Nannies

Our services for children and families include:

  • Family Support services
  • Children’s Supervised Contact services
  • Foster Care
  • Out-of-School Care and Recreation services
  • Parenting Support, Information and Education
  • Family Counselling
  • Programmes for children affected by Domestic Violence
  • Residential services
  • Parents as First Teachers
  • Social Workers in Schools
  • Rural Social Work
  • Children’s advocacy
  • Information on family services, rights and entitlements