8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Fostering Kids NZ is here to support caregiver families who open their homes and hearts to children and young people.  We provide encouragement, support and training to caregivers, empowering them to provide homes that heal the children and young people in their care.

We deliver practical, ongoing support for caregiving families including:

  • specialised training programs and materials to help caregivers
  • training for new challenges as they emerge 
  • connecting new caregivers with others near them for mutual support
  • peer support groups for caregivers 
  • motivating struggling teenagers in care through workshops 
  • advice on understanding Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children policies, court and legal issues and other Government departments
  • telephone, online and face to face support for caregivers facing challenging situations with their children and/or the system.


Under 12 months, 1-4 years old, 5-12 years old, 13-17 years old, 18+ years old

How do I access this service?

Contact us


Find your Regional Co-ordinator here


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Service Types

Education and training


  • Parenting education
  • Whanau support



Membership is free, sign up form here

Languages Spoken



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, Tairawhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

Find a Regional Co-ordinator Click here
Critical and Allegation Support - 0800 693 278
Training Registrations and Information - 0800 100 849

Postal Address

National Office:
Level 3, 29 Waterloo Rd, Lower Hutt 5010
PO Box 30188, Lower Hutt 5040

This page was last updated at 7:52AM on September 12, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Fostering Kids.