Brainwave Trust

The Trust shares knowledge about the critical importance of the first thousand days of life. It makes research understandable and accessible to everyone who influences the lives of pēpi, tamariki and rangatahi.


Information about Brainwave Trust

Harvard University, Center on the Developing Child Produces Compelling "In Brief" Series

The ‘In Brief’ Series provides summaries of current research surrounding the science of early childhood development.  View the entire series of recordings and resources, or individual topics of interest.


Information about Harvard University, Center on the Developing Child Produces Compelling "In Brief" Series

Ministry of Health: Pregnancy and Kids

Find out about pregnancy, labour and birth, and caring for your child during their first 5 years.


Information about pregnancy and kids on the Ministry of Health website

Whānau Āwhina Plunket: Child Development

It's exciting and fun to watch your tamariki grow and learn about the world around them.


Information about child development on the Whānau Āwhina Plunket

Center on the Developing Child

Our mission is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. Website includes extensive resources and research regarding child development.


Information about the center on the developing child

Professional development

Intuto – Infant and Child Development and Parents Evaluation of Development Status (PEDS) Courses

Intuto is an online learning platform developed by Whānau Āwhina Plunket to support WCTO nurses in their mahi prior to undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care and while on the programme.


Accessing Intuto:

Please contact your WCTO Team leader/Manager to access the registration link and information to access Intuto.