Around 10 early childhood centres in Waitakere identify as being Pasifika. Staff from these early childhood centres have met a number of times as a network to talk about working together to make positive changes in their current environment. 

In the meetings facilitated by our Activator Sophia Bloomfield, the group saw a need for professional development and were connected with the Heart Foundation's Health Promotion Coordinator Nicky Williams and the Pacific Heartbeat team who delivered a 2-day hands on community nutrition course. 

25 staff from 6 centres attended and can now take what they have learnt back into the centre to implement.