SKIP is a network of whānau supporters working to provide encouragement, support and resources for whānau of tamariki under five.
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SKIP work together to support community-led solutions that build protective factors for whānau. This includes building social connections, encouraging natural helpers, supporting cultural identity and creating supportive environments.

Free resources for whānau

SKIP have lots of resources for parents, whānau and caregivers of tamariki under five including Whakatipu – a tikanga-based resource. All resources are free and available to download or order from their website. They’ll courier resources straight to your home or office.

Find free resources(external link)

Apply for support or funding

Can you see an opportunity to work with whānau and community to make things better for tamariki? SKIP would love to hear it.

You don’t need to have decided on every detail. They’ll talk through your goals and work with you and your community to develop your ideas. Their support can range from funding a simple idea quickly, training and upskilling, supporting with a co-design process or connecting you with other community projects or providing.

Find out more about support and funding(external link)

Let’s kōrero

If you have any pātai about how we can work together, email the team at

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