Childcare Choices

Have you visited the new Government website which provides parents with a single point of information for all the government funded childcare offers?
This includes the two new offers of 30 hours free childcare and Tax Free Childcare.

Click on the link to go to the website – Childcare Choices

It is an easy to use website that can help you work out
which funding you are entitled to.
If you would like more information 
please ask
a member of the Children’s Centre team.

The Parenting Puzzle Course

What is the Parenting Puzzle?

Children are rewarding, stimulating and fun, but looking after them can be stressful and challenging. 

The Parenting Puzzle courses help deal with those challenges so that you can have a calmer, happier life. They are tried and tested programmes, they helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

The courses encourage and support parents & carers to enjoy bringing up children of all ages and to get the best out of family life.

They offer 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.

Course content:

4 week programme

These workshops help deal with challenges so that you can have a calmer, happier life, it’s a tried and tested programme that helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

We look at a range of topics including:

Praise & Encouragement

Child-led Play

Boundaries & Parenting Styles

Choices & Consequences

10 week programme

Over the 10-week Programme, you will look at lots of different topics, including:

Understanding why children behave as they do

Recognising the feelings behind behaviour (ours and theirs)

Exploring different approaches to discipline

Finding ways to develop co-operation and self-discipline in children

Learning the importance of looking after ourselves.

 

Comments from parents who have attended the course

Some of the sessions that we covered I found very interesting and one in particular was aimed at family time and listening.  I found that I didn’t really listen to my children and realized that is why I was probably shouting a lot as they were doing the same to me. I cant say it has been a miracle cure but I now more aware of listening to my children, sometimes it is painful especially my 3 year old but they seem happier in the long run as I am giving them my attention.

I thought the Parenting Puzzle was really useful and enjoyable and full of lots of useful tips and advice.  I also thought it was a great opportunity to reflect on how you and your family are doing and what things you would like to do more of and what things you would like to change.  It also reminded me not to get so caught up in the day-to-day chores of family life that you lose sight of having fun with your children!   

 

If you would like to be placed on our waiting list for the next available course then please contact:

Caroline Atkins: 01276 473093 or email  childrenscentre@bagshot.surrey.sch.uk

Please note dates for courses running in Surrey during 2018 can be found here:

http://surreynurturinglinks.org.uk/parent-groups/

 

Please note there is a small charge for these courses