Parent Representatives

LEAP's Parent Reps listen to the needs of local families, helping them get vital services and support.

Are you interested in becoming a Parent Representative?

LEAP is recruiting for 8 volunteer Parent Reps. 

Come to our online open day to find out more: Friday 5 March, between 10.30am and 12noon.

You don’t have to attend the whole 1.5 hours. Make an appointment for a specific time and drop in. Contact Catherine at

The deadline for applying to be a LEAP Parent Rep is Wednesday 17 March.

About the role

Parent Reps speak up for families in the LEAP community and work closely with our community partners. 

You’ll talk to local families about their strengths and needs, and represent them at LEAP management meetings. 

Parent Reps help ensure that LEAP provides the services that local children and families really need.

How does it work?

There are 2 Parent Reps for each LEAP area (8 Reps in total). 

Each Rep receives leadership training to support them in their role. Parent Reps also have the opportunity to learn alongside community and early years’ partners – further developing their skills and confidence in the role. 

The Reps support LEAP’s Family Engagement Workers to plan and deliver early years’ forums. These forums happen 4 times a year, and provide key opportunities to listen to local families. 

Reps also attend meetings with LEAP managers to represent community priorities.

What are the benefits?

Being a Parent Representative is a voluntary role, so there is no financial reward. 

But there are lots of other reasons to become a Rep:

  • Make your community a better place for young children to grow up and for families to thrive.
  • Access free training and opportunities to develop your skills.
  • Receive mentoring and support to boost your confidence.
  • Network and make friends with other people who care about your local community.

What type of person is this role suitable for?

  • Parent/carer
  • Good listener and team player
  • Motivated to improve your community for local families
  • Comfortable using email, social media and Zoom
  • Able to volunteer 2 hours a week for a minimum of 9 months

    How to apply

    Please download and complete the short application form, and the consent form.

    Then email them both to no later than 5pm on the Wednesday 17 March.

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    Consent form

    Find out more

    For more information about Parent Reps, please email or call the team and they will get back to you as soon as they can. 

    Catherine Walsh - Parent Volunteering Manager


    Phone:  0207 582 4182

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