Parental Emotional Health and Well-being

Parent and Carers’ Emotional Health and Well-being   Becoming a parent can be a challenging time for couples. The demands of coping with a new baby can sometimes put a strain on your relationship. To find out more about how having a baby might affect your relationship see more on the MeYouandBabyToo website below. Many parents feel under pressure to balance... Read More

Parenting Support for Parents with Young Children

Parenting support with parents with young children All Children’s Centre staff can support parents on a range of parenting issues, either on a one to one basis, through group sessions or by running parenting courses. Two popular parenting courses we run are Parenting Puzzle over 10 weeks and Family Toolkit run over 4 weeks. These courses provide opportunities for parents/carers... Read More

Postnatal Illness Support

Postnatal Illness Support Postnatal illness is a common type of depression that affects more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners, although this is less common. Many women feel a bit down, tearful or anxious in the first week after giving birth. These feelings are normal and are... Read More

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse The terms ‘domestic violence’ and ‘domestic abuse’ are often used interchangeably; however, ‘domestic abuse’ more accurately represents the fact that in a domestic situation, abuse is not always just about physical violence. The words ‘domestic abuse’ and ‘domestic violence’ are used to describe a pattern of behaviour characterised by the misuse of power and control by one person... Read More

Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

Are you having a baby? Welcome to World Welcome to the World is a nine week course for 22+ weeks’ pregnant mothers with a partner, friend and /or a family member. Topics include: How to help parents think about their future as parents, as a couple and as a family. Opportunities for expectant parents to explore their roots, traditions, hopes... Read More

Supporting Parents with Young Babies

Supporting Parents with Young Babies. The first year of your baby’s life is important and therefore each Children’s Centre has a range of sessions to support you and your developing child. These sessions will offer: Opportunities to make new friends Play and learning opportunities for your baby Hear about key health messages e.g.;breastfeeding, introducing solids, healthy sleep patterns and baby’s... Read More

Baby Massage

Baby Massage Regular Baby Massage courses run each term over 5 weeks by Children’s Centre staff who are qualified instructors. Parents learn the strokes to massage their own babies as well as having time each session for a discussion about different topics. Please pick up a programme, or view it online to find out what is running in your local... Read More

Baby Brain

Baby Brain We already know that parents are the most important things in children’s lives, but recently we have discovered something even more amazing… we have discovered that how a parent behaves around their baby in the first three years of the baby’s life has a significant impact on how their baby’s brain develops. This is the foundation of how the... Read More

Baby’s Sleep & Communication

Helping families sleep better There are a number of online resources to help with sleep issues. Please see links below.   Early communication As parents, you are the most important people in your baby’s early development.  The way you talk and play with your baby can make a real difference to how they develop and learn.  By trying a few... Read More

Preparing to Use a Creche

Preparing to use a crèche Crèches are provided alongside our parenting and adult learning sessions. Our Crèches focus on providing a positive settling experience. Top Tips for Preparing your Child for Crèche Visit the Crèche – A visit will give you the opportunity to get used to the environment and share activities available. Show your child the toys that are... Read More