We build local communities that are based on mindful parenting and sustainable living practices by providing learning environments, support networks and information to support choice in parenting decisions.
PHILOSOPHY – What we believe
NPM honours the unique place of children as the future caretakers of our planet. As we treat them, so they will treat the world and its people.
We hold that community building and sustainability go hand in hand – building strong communities creates the foundations for sustainable
We believe in the instinctive ability of all parents to care for their children in a responsive and respectful manner, establishing an emotionally secure base from which they can develop.
We value evidence-based parenting practices including full-term breastfeeding, gentle discipline, supporting the attachment and development of children in close and responsive relationships, and a commitment to parenting as a place of continual learning.
VALUES – How we act
We respect that the parenting journey that is not always easy, and offer an accepting, non-judgmental and reflective environment.
STRATEGIES – How we do this
We create playgroups;
- where natural play, creativity and connections to the local environment are encouraged.
- that act as support networks to families, especially those who have otherwise found it difficult to find others with similar values.
We provide community connection through our playgroups and through our online and real life sharing of stories.
We provide opportunities for members from across Melbourne to connect socially with other like-minded families.