Baby and Us (Empowering Parents Empowering Communities)

Support for parents of babies aged 0-1 year.

What is the service?

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

Parents attend eight weekly two-hour 'Baby and us' sessions supervised by trained parent facilitators. During these sessions,  parents learn strategies for improving the quality of their interactions with their child and increasing their confidence and efficacy in parenting.

What is the purpose of Empowering Parents Empowering Communities?

Empowering Parents Empowering Communities is designed to support children’s social and emotional development.

The service helps parents learn a range of positive parenting skills, better understand children’s feelings, value effective parent-child communication, and build better, more resilient family relationships.

What happens in a session?

Empowering Parents Empowering Communities 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 such topics as:

  • Increasing parental awareness of your baby’s cues
  • How to feel more confident in your role as a parent
  • Learning to communicate responsively with your baby
  • Building positive attunement and attachment between you and your baby
  • How to engage with your baby, with singing, touch and play
  • Understanding of 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
  • Feeling more confident managing the practicalities of your baby’s routine

How to get involved

Families are recruited through St Stephen’s Children’s Centre, Liz Atkinson Children’s Centre, Loughborough Children’s Centre, and Jubilee Children’s Centre.

You can also phone or email the team, who will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Claire Groarke - service lead

Telephone: 020 3228 3913.

Baby and Us (Empowering Parents Empowering Communities)

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