Brainwave Trust Aotearoa
Brainwave Trust officially began in 1998 as The Aotearoa/New Zealand Infant Brain Development Trust. In 2009 we changed our name officially to Brainwave Trust Aotearoa. We are based in Auckland, but operate throughout the country and provide educational presentations in both the North & South Islands.
We are registered with the Charities Commission and were initally founded by New Plymouth Paediatrician Dr Robin Fancourt. Robin is internationally respected for her work with abused and neglected children and the author of “Brainy Babies” published by Penguin books.
Brainwave was formed as a response to new scientific evidence on the impact that experiences in the early years have on the brain development of a child.
Brainwave’s vision is that one day every child in New Zealand will get the best start in life because parents and the whole community understand and value the impact early experiences have on the developing brain and thus on the success of our society.