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Kidz First Child Development Service

Public Service, Paediatrics, Community


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


We are a community based service team, providing therapy and social work to assist children with special needs and their family/whānau achieve their full potential in their daily lives.  We work with children in schools, kindergartens, home, community, clinics and recreation centres. 

Children under our service have diagnoses including but not limited to cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, chromosomal abnormalies, spina bifida, children with plagiocephaly who also have a disability, premature or low birth weight infants who are 'at risk'.

We are an interdisciplinary, allied health team which includes:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Language Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Visiting Neurodevelopment Therapy

Referral Expectations

A child and their family can be referred to the service through doctors and allied health professionals such as:

  • General Practitioners
  • Neonatal Services and Paediatric Medical and Surgical Services
  • Community Health Services e.g. Plunket
  • Other Health Funding Authority contracted Health and Disability Services
  • Education Funded Services e.g. Special Education, CCS Disability Action
  • Children Youth and Family Services
  • Needs Assessment & Service Coordinator Agencies e.g. Taikura Trust


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapists focus on children’s performance of everyday self care, fine motor and play activities with an aim to enhance their development and independence. … More

  • Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapists work with families or whanau to develop physical functioning and preserve health in children through activity and participation in the community.… More

  • Social Work

    Social workers assess the social, psychological and emotional situations of individuals to identify their needs as well as those of their family. They also offer supportive counselling by linking families to practical services available within their community. … More

  • Neurodevelopmental Therapy

    Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapists (VNT) are either a registered Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.  They focus on infants and toddlers performance of everyday self care, gross motor, fine motor and play activities with an aim to enhance their development and independence.… More

  • Speech Language Therapy

    Speech-Language Therapists (SLT) work with children with communication and/or feeding difficulties. … More

  • Kidz First Child Development Team

    Community paediatric service for children with disabilities.
    A community based service team, providing therapy and social work to assist children with disabilities (including Down syndrome, global developmental delay and cleft lip and/or palate) and their family/whanau achieve their full potential in their daily lives.… More

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Limited parking spaces for visitors.  Street parking also available on Plunket Avenue and Mana Place, Wiri, Manukau, Auckland.

Contact Details

95 Wiri Station Road
Manukau 2104

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Street Address

95 Wiri Station Road
Manukau 2104

Postal Address

Private Bag 93311
Auckland 1640

This page was last updated at 3:42PM on August 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Kidz First Child Development Service.