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Children Aged Under 5

"I came into parenting the way most people do - Knowing nothing and trying to learn everything"

Mayim Bialik

Our friendly and experienced team deliver interactive, evidenced-based programmes to equip parents with positive parenting skills.  Suitable for parents/carers with children aged between 0-4 years.

Our Classes

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Wonderful Baby Wonderful You

Wonderful baby, wonderful you is a four week programme that’s helps you to shape your babies brain, giving your baby the best start on their learning journey.

Our bodies work better when we eat good food. Our brains work better when we have access to people who do five simple things that feed the brain and help it to function:

RESPOND, CUDDLE, RELAX, PLAY, TALK

Learn the building blocks of 'Five to Thrive' for healthy brain growth.

  • Be more in tune with your babies cues and how letting your baby take the lead brings, fun, enjoyment and learning for the both of you
  • Help your baby to self regulate by co-regulating with your baby
  • Ways to relax with your baby (and without!)
  • A selection of playful games to activate the right hand side of the brain and only requires a parent/carer
  • Songs, rhymes and signs that will activate the left hand side of the brain helping the baby to make sense of the world around them

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Wonderful Baby Wonderful You Next Steps

What will I learn from the workshops :

Session One  

Learning Through Play

During this session we will be discussing how children learn and what parents can do to support their child on their learning journey.

  • Five to Thrive model - Supporting healthy brain growth 
  • Encouraging communication skills
  • Child development and learning
  • Exploring through play

Session Two

Nutrition in the Early Years

During this session we will discuss some common questions on feeding your baby including:

  • Information on breastfeeding and formula feeding your baby, such as safe preparation and storage
  • The recommended age to introduce your baby to solid foods
  • Suitable foods to offer your baby in their first year, considering texture and finger foods
  • Vitamin recommendations for your baby
  • Tops tips to encourage your baby to explore new foods
  • Suitable drinks for your baby and when to introduce them to a cup

Session Three 

Bedtime Routines

During this session we will discuss how to develop a bedtime routine, suited to your child.

  • How much sleep does your baby need?
  • Sleep routines
  • Planning a bedtime routine
  • Common bedtime problems
  • Nightmares/Night Terrors

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Triple P Group

 

Triple P stands for the Positive Parenting Programme and aims to make parenting easier.  The group offers suggestions and ideas on positive parenting to help you enjoy being a parent and help your child to develop well.

There is no one right way to be a parent or carer. It is up to each of us to decide what values and skills we would like our children to have and how to teach them . We also have to develop our own way of dealing with misbehaviour.  Triple P has been helpful for many parents and can give you useful ideas to help you meet the challenges of raising children.

During your group sessions you will watch segments of Every Parent’s Survival Guide, with step by step advice about a variety of parenting strategies.  Groups are active and trying things at home means you get more out of the programme.

Five x 2 hour sessions and two x 20 minute telephone call

  • Session 1: Introduction and pre evaluation
  • Session 2: Positive parenting
  • Session 3: Promoting children’s development
  • Session 4: Managing misbehaviour
  • Session 5: Planning ahead
  • Session 6 & 7 telephone consultation : Implementing parenting routines 1-2
  • Session 8: Programme close and completion of post evaluation

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Early Communication Workshop

Come and learn a lot more about how you can help as a parent/carer to give your child the best chance in developing their speech, language and communication.

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to learn:

  • What is communication
  •  How children learn to communicate
  •  What parents can do to help
  •  What to do if you are worried

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Toilet Training

A two hour workshop that provides a simple guide and tips to support parents/carers to start potty/toilet training

Contains information on:

  • When children are ready to potty/toilet train
  • When should we start potty/toilet training
  • How to start potty/toilet training
  • Common potty/toilet training problems
  • Next steps
  • Time to ask questions

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Bedtime Routines

Children need a good night's sleep so they have enough energy for the next day's activities. Parents also need adequate sleep and some child- free time to ensure their own needs are being met.

The aim is for children to develop healthy, independent sleep patterns.  This discussion group will give some positive parenting strategies to help you develop a good bed time routine and teach your child to fall asleep in their own bed and stay in bed until morning.

Parents are actively involved in sharing their experiences and ideas managing difficult behaviour at bed time, explores the different issues parents face at bedtime and some of the reasons why problems occur.

By the end of the session you will have designed a personal plan for developing good bedtime routines with your family.

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Hassle Free Outings

While outings like shopping with children can be one of the most difficult times for parents, with a little planning, it can become an enjoyable excursion for the whole family.

This discussion group gives some positive parenting suggestions to help you avoid hassles while out and about with your child, to teach your child to behave responsibly and to make it easier on you as a parent.

Parents are actively encouraged to share their experiences and ideas when going on outings with children. Some time will be spent discussing what influences behaviour and how we can avoid some common parent traps and prevent problem behaviour from happening.

By the end of this session you would have developed a personal outings plan for your family.

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