About Us
Brainwave Trust is a registered charity and was formed as a response to new scientific evidence on the impact that experiences in the early years have on the brain development of a child.

Our Vision
Whakamana te i tamaiti.

Brainwave’s vision is that all children in Aotearoa New Zealand are valued and nurtured so they can reach their full potential.

Our Aim
We share knowledge about the critical importance of the first thousand days of life. We use evidence based research and make it understandable and accessible to everyone who influences the lives of babies and children.

We are registered with the Charities Commission.

Our Purpose
Through education and motivation we aim to:

  • Help parents and whānau understand what children need for the best start in life. Providing practical advice about what really matters in the early years, these sessions support parents and whānau to make positive choices for their tamariki.
  • Help professionals who want to build knowledge and understanding of early brain development and the lifelong impact this can have on children.
  • Create intergenerational change in attitudes to parenting by reaching the next generation of parents.
  • How do I access this service?

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    Services Provided

    Abuse and violence support


    Education Programmes

    Our courses take the world-wide science on early and adolescent brain development and apply this to the children you care for and work with.

    Information & Resources

    Brainwave provide up-to-date research on the early years through adolescents.

    We have a library of articles and literature packed with knowledge and information

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    We also have publications…



    Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

    Contact Details

    Postal Address

    PO Box 55 206
    Auckland 1146

    This page was last updated at 3:56PM on November 24, 2021.