Baby and Us (Empowering Parents Empowering Communities)

All face to face Baby and Us sessions have been suspended. But the team is running sessions online

Virtual sessions

A free group for you and your baby, meeting for two hours a week for 9 weeks via Microsoft Teams.

Sign up and you'll be sent video links to join: www.lambeth.gov.uk/parenting

This is a free course for parents with babies aged 0 to 1 year (babies must be 8 months or younger at the start of the group).

What is the service?

Support for parents of babies aged 0-1 year.

Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) helps children and families get the very best start in life. 

Parents attend eight weekly two-hour sessions, plus an introductory session, where they are supported to connect and bond with their babies and connect with other parents in the area.

What happens in a session?

EPEC courses are highly interactive, offering an engaging and creative blend of small and large group discussion, role play, demonstrations, information sharing and reflection.

Baby and Us covers topics such as:

  • Following your baby’s cues
  • How to feel more confident in your role as a parent
  • Learning to communicate responsively with your baby
  • Building a good attachment between you and your baby
  • An opportunity to develop friendships with other parents
  • Games, singing, physical touch and play to have fun with your baby
  • Understanding your baby’s temperament
  • Thinking about your relationships within the family and how these affect you and your baby
  • Support to understand your baby’s crying/ sleeping / feeding, and the practicalities of your baby’s routine

How to get involved

Sign up on Lambeth Council's website

If you have questions or need help with the online form, you can:

  1. Email Lambeth’s Parenting Support Service: parenting@lambeth.gov.uk 
  2. Contact the EPEC service lead, Claire Groarke: claire.groarke@slam.nhs.uk (or call 020 3228 3913).

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