The Government has just launched SmartStart, an online tool for new and expectant parents with step-by-step information to help you and your baby get off to the best start. The website integrates information from a range of social development agencies so new parents can:
- Register their baby
- Get an IRD number for their child
- Adjust their Ministry of Social Development benefits
- Update their Working for Families documents
SmartStart also creates a personalised timeline and checklist of things to do, helps parents check that they’re not missing out on financial help and provides tips on keeping parents and baby healthy and safe, as well as contact details for organisations which can help.
If you or an employee is expecting a baby, suggest they check out SmartStart.