Floor play time (Tummy Time)
Research shows that babies who spend time on their tummies are able to roll over, sit up, creep, crawl and pull themselves up to standing significantly earlier than babies who remain on their backs.
Tummy time increases babies’ confidence and independence helping them to become motivated to explore their surroundings as they learn to control their bodies.
Sensory Baby Play
Through exploration in our wonderful well equipped sensory room, this group helps babies learn early social, communication and physical skills through looking, feeling, touching smelling, moving listening and hearing.
Time for Rhymes
Is a group where singing is used to help children listen and talk, enjoy time together and help get ready for nursery. There is support from the Speech and Language team to discuss any concerns parents/carers might have about their child’s language development.
Stay, Play and Learn
Is for children and their parents/carers to come and play together taking part in lots of fun activities.
The grownups talk about what the children are doing so that the children can learn about listening and talking. By playing children learn early skills that will help them when they go to school, like making choices, taking turns and following routines. The grown ups help them by joining in with their play, tidy up time, story time and singing time.
Is a five week course that helps promote bonding /attachment and promotes healthy child development, stimulates brain development, reduces stress, helps baby’s immune system and helps baby sleep better, it is also relaxing for you and your baby and fun.
Exploring the Outdoors
Specially designed programme supporting children to explore the world around them as they show curiosity in the outdoor environment finding out about living things, how and why things work and changes in the seasons.
Is an activity session for children between 18 to 30 months. The aim is to help this age group of children
– To be creative through movement
– Improve large/small motor skills
– Develop coordination
– Understand the importance of Spatial Awareness
– The importance of keeping healthy and recognise what happens to their bodies when being active
And develop greater confidence as they improve their Physical Development
Healthy Little Eaters
Are weekly sessions for children to enjoy cooking with their parents/carers introducing new foods, preparing healthy lunch boxes, making tasty dishes for fussy eaters, and sharing low cost healthy recipes.
Is a fun activity that supports children’s learning as they explore music and movement. Helping children develop their physical skills by experimenting with different ways of moving and encouraging children to develop their communication by singing, dancing, performing and listening.
By working closely with our partners, we are able to offer a wide range of family learning classes, as well as numeracy, literacy and the opportunity to improve basic English language skills (both speaking and writing)
Training is supported by crèches to help parents attend, confident that their children are cared for close by.
Child and family health services
Our Children Centres offer a range of health services. The programme of health services delivered includes: pre and post antenatal appointments with a midwife, baby health clinics for 1year old and 2 year old health reviews, speech and language therapy and support for breastfeeding
Termly First Aid workshops provide you with the confidence and knowledge to implement basic life support with babies and infants.
Termly Home Safety course that provides advice on how to make your home as safe as possible to help your baby/toddler keep safe.
Brent Citizens Advice Bureau
The CAB service aims:
- To provide the advice people need for the problems they face.
- To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.
The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination
Childminders meet weekly to deliver high quality care to children in a stimulating, and well resources environment. Many of the childminders are part of an accredited childminding network and provide places for children accessing the Nursery Education Grant (NEG) for 2 & 3 year olds.
We offer a wide range of Evidence Based Parenting Programmes. These are aimed at supporting parents/carers in a wide range of ways. Please click here for further information.
All of our work is intended to support children and families; however, we do also have specialist staff who can work with families in a more detailed and focused way. Please click here for further information.