Parenting Support and Education

Support for Parents

Our family support workers can support families, if you have at least one child under five years old, and will visit you at home or at the setting.

You can either be referred by others working with you, or you can approach us yourself.

We offer general family support, personal and employment skills support, as well as home learning services.

Family Support Workers can offer one-to-one practical support and advice on a wide range of issues such as:

  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
  • Managing household Finances
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Depression
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Responsive Parenting
  • Childcare and Home Safety
  • Routines in the Home

Are you: 

  • Finding being a parent hard?
  • Worried about your child?
  • Feeling stressed?
  • Struggling to make ends meet?
  • Thinking of going back to work?

If so, please get in touch, and we can give you the support you need to get back on your feet.

Our support team may signpost you to other professionals and agencies who can support the best health and well-being of your child, yourself, your family and your community.

Parent Education – Topic Based Workshops and Summary Notes

During the year we will distribute summary notes on various topics. We will invite parents to attend workshops offering more detail on that subject.

Our choice of topics will vary but may cover areas such as:

Curiosity Approach:

We use this in our nursery as the foundation for our ethos and the way we encourage children to learn. These sessions will explain what that is and how to adopt it safely in your home.

It’s all about children learning and exploring using everyday objects and understanding the dangers in handling things like glass or heavy objects. Rather than clearing your home environment and only having unbreakable around, educate your child to use everyday items safely.

This topic will explain the program and introduce you to techniques to encourage development in this area.

Attachment Theory: 

    Particularly post-covid, but not exclusive to that period, a lot of parents have found that their child can become distressed when parted from them and the parent finds that distressing too.

    This could be anything from a child not able to sleep in their own bed at night to tears when left at nursery or with another adult.

    This topic will help you to understand why this is happening and techniques to try to improve daily life for both parent and child.

    Speech and Language:

    We run the Oxfordshire Wellcomm program in our nursery which helps assess and support a child’s development in this area.

    This topic will explain the program and introduce you to techniques to encourage development in this area.

    Enhancing Play and Using Stories for Learning:

    It may sound simple, but it can be surprisingly difficult to understand how your child wants to play and how they are learning as they do so.

    This topic will help explain that mystery and help you really get down to their level!

      Early Days (Peep Program):

        These are sessions for parents with babies aged 0-16 weeks. Over a five- week course they will cover topics such as your health and wellbeing as a new parent, play for baby, general health, weaning and dental health around food choices.

        There is a drop-in session on a Tuesday 1pm-2.30pm “Baby Lunchbox”.

        You can book onto this course through your Health Visitor or by calling 01865 902731.

        We also collaborate with Oxfordshire Health who run services from our Community Room every Tuesday.

        This topic will offer practical advice and support with feeding both yourself and baby during Pregnancy, into birth and beyond.

        We will also post on our Facebook, eyEngage (for registered users of our centre) with upcoming dates and topics.

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