Children and family services

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Lewisham Children and Family Centres 

Partner: Lewisham Council

Location: Lewisham

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Our Children and Family Centres in the London Borough of Lewisham focus on preventing problems occurring wherever possible by providing a range of excellent universal and universal plus services. These help to foster attachment between parent and child, build resilience, health and wellbeing in families as well as develop personal strengths and skills that prepare a child for school and for life. 

We also provide a responsive targeted family support service that meets the additional needs of families where problems have already developed, which includes 1:1 support in the home and a range of specialist parenting and domestic abuse programmes. 

We are also able to provide a children’s centre service or delivery of individual programmes in other boroughs on request.

Please contact us for a discussion. 


Best Start Early Years and Family Service

Partner: Lincolnshire County Council

Location: Lincolnshire

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Best Start Early Years and Family Service is a commissioned service by Lincolnshire County Council delivered across the 48 children's centres across the county and other outreach venues.

Best Start provides a range of high quality and inclusive early childhood activities across Lincolnshire to local families in children's centres and outreach venues that support child development and positive parenting.

The core purpose of children’s centres is to improve outcomes for young children and their families. Narrowing the attainment gap and reducing inequalities between families in greatest need and their peers is a priority.  

The services provided in and around children's centres are critical in ensuring children get the best start in life and are ready for school.

The Service works closely with Children's Services Early Help and Social Care Teams to provide more tailored support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years. 

The Alliance delivers the Best Start Early Years and Family Service which has two elements:  the Early Years Service; and the Skills Development Service. 

The Early Years Service has a team of highly trained and motivated early years educators who deliver high quality early years sessions across all Lincolnshire children's centres, for children aged 0-5 (siblings aged up to 8), including 'Big Cook, Little Cook', 'Learning Together', Baby Massage and 'Growing Talk'. 

Our early years team also deliver antenatal sessions alongside our health partners. 

These sessions are all underpinned by the EYFS principles and are designed to support children's early development and school readiness. 

The Skills Development Service has a team of experienced skills development officers who support families with children aged 0-19yrs. 

The skills development officers work with parents to help them to understand their skills and identify any gaps, supporting them into volunteering, adult learning and/or employment. 


Early Years Community Practitioner Services 

Partner: Rutland County Council 

Location: Rutland

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Rutland Early Years Service is delivered by the Alliance in the Rutland children's centre in the county and outreach venues. The service provided is critical in ensuring children get the best start in life and are ready for school. The core purpose of children’s centres is to improve outcomes for young children and their families. Narrowing the attainment gap and reducing inequalities between families in greatest need and their peers is a priority.  

Early years sessions provide a range of high quality and inclusive early childhood activities to local families in children's centres and outreach venue that support child development and positive parenting.  

The service operates with highly trained and motivated early years educators who deliver high quality early year’s session, for children aged 0-5 (siblings aged up to 8). 

Sessions cover early year’s activities, positive parenting, and supporting parents to understand their child’s development and how they can support development with home learning ideas and activities.  

These sessions are all underpinned by the EYFS principles and are designed to support children's early development and school readiness. 


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