Family Support and Parental Outreach
Services at the Children's Centre
We aim to provide high quality parenting and family support services with appropriate outreach facilities, to ensure all parents have access to the support they need to get involved in their children’s learning and development and give them the best possible start in life.
Parenting Support Groups
Parenting Puzzle programme
We offer a targeted 11 & 5 week course, The Parenting Puzzle Nurturing Programme that encourages and supports parens/carers to enjoy bringing up children of all ages and to get the best out of family life. It offers positive, practical ways of guiding children so they learn to handle both their feelings and their behaviour. The sessions are informal, fun and a great confidence booster. There is a creche available with limited spaces, please contact us for further details.
There is an opportunity to receive a part Open College Network (OCN) accreditation, level 1 or 3 within the 11 week course with the children’ s centre.
Useful link: https:/familylinks.org.uk
HENRY (Health Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young) programme
HENRY’s family programme – Healthy Families: Right from the Start with HENRY – is an evidence-based child obesity prevention programme. It works with parents and carers of 0-to-5 year olds to help them develop a healthier and more active lifestyle for the whole family.
The HENRY programme has the strongest evidence-base of any UK early years child obesity prevention scheme and more than 5,000 families across England and Wales have now joined a HENRY programme.
The HENRY programme has also been awarded the CANparent Quality Mark meaning that it can be relied on by parents to make a positive difference, is recommended by other parents, is evidence based and is monitored and evaluated.
How do we support parents and carers of young children?
Building relationships based on trust and respect and doing things with families rather than to them or for them is central to everything we do. We adopt a strength-based and solution-focused approach to help parents give babies and young children the best start in life by focusing on factors known to be associated with later obesity. These are:
• Parenting skills
• Eating patterns and behaviour
• Healthy eating
• Physical activity
• Emotional well-being
First Aid – 2 hour with a certified First Aid instructor
Details of course:
- Do you have children aged 0-5 years old
- Would you like to learn basic first aid?
You are welcome to attend with a baby (0-6 months) for a 2 hour first aid workshop delivered by a certified First Aid Training
*Booking is required – there is £10 donation for this course
Home visits, 1:1 support guided by your needs
Parents/carers who may feel that they would like additional support, we offer individual services such as home visits, family plans, information and advice to support all aspects of family’s life.
This is family centered and wanted outcomes are agreed as part of partnership working with families.
Other useful information
Family Information Service
“We are a free, impartial information service for families with children aged 0 to 19 (up to
25 for young people with a disability or special educational need”