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Becoming a PAFT parent educator

What does a parent educator do?

A PAFT parent educator is a trained person who delivers the PAFT programme to families. They provide support, advice and information.

You can learn more about what parent educators do in How PAFT works.

What qualifications are required?

The minimum qualification is a Teaching Diploma in Early Childhood Education or an equivalent qualification, or experience in education, health or social work.

Who do parent educators work for?

The Ministry of Social Development contracts organisations that work in the community to deliver the PAFT programme. These organisations advertise for PAFT workers from time to time.

We can tell you how to contact the PAFT providers in your area - get in touch with us using the details on the Contact PAFT page.

Training for parent educators

Family & Community Services provides initial training for parent educators.