‘I noticed my son is saying more syllables than he used to. I don't feel that worried anymore that he isn't talking yet! Overall we both are looking forward to our next session of Baby Talk and Play!’ - New mother, November 2020
When you’re in a group together of parents you realise that almost everyone is going through the same thing, everyone is learning from you, when you felt you had nothing to offer. - Parent, May 2020
Ever since I joined the Hub I find myself more confident, not taking everything serious [...] if things are too hard, you’re only a human being, if it’s not working for today, tomorrow. - Parent, May 2020
I think the sessions that you are doing over there are very good and have a lot of variety already - Parent, May 2020
We were so lucky to be awarded £10,000 from Amazon to run a Summer of Fun giving children opportunities they wouldn’t normally have due to the current cost of living crisis. Over the holidays we had 37 sessions ranging from role play to a beach trip. We commissioned Little City and WiggleWaggle to run sessions and took our SEND families to Thames Valley Adventure Playground and our new Reach families to Hounslow Urban Farm.
The relationship between you and your baby is so important for their development but requires work and time. Many parents or carers of babies can feel overwhelmed and may lack confidence. You may find, when you become a parent, that it triggers difficult feelings about yourself, your partner or your baby.
Following on from the success of the Early Years (EY) Foundation degree, we have embarked on our first year of the Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice (SENIP) Foundation degree. With many of the original EY cohort now boasting undergraduate degrees (opening up a number of career avenues including teacher training), we are excited to provide a pathway for professionals that work with young people with SEN to work towards a degree will they continue their day job.
Over the past year we have been developing our work around community organising in Feltham. This blog gives a flavour of our work and where it has taken us.
Rationale for engaging with Citizens UK