Coram Offers Camden Parents Free Parenting Sessions This Summer
Children's charity Coram is offering parents and carers of babies, toddlers and pre-school children living in Camden the chance to take part in FREE local parenting sessions worth up to £100 this summer.
The half-day sessions aim to help Camden parents and carers become more confident and happier about caring for their children.
Sessions for small groups of parents and carers will cover top tips on a range of subjects including feeding, sleeping, good behaviour, learning play and relationships.
There are additional sessions covering parenting apart (for separating or separated parents), and information for parents and carers of children with autistic spectrum disorders.
To take part, parents or carers of children under 5 years old living in Camden need to pick up a free CANparent voucher from local Boots stores, GP surgeries or local Children’s Centres.
Sessions are currently scheduled to take place at Coram Parents’ Centre, Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N 2QA,on:
Mary Rose Brady, Head of Coram’s Parents’ Centre, said: “Parents tell us, no one gives you a manual when you have kids - so here’s our manual. Each session is based on what years of evidence show will best support children in their early development. So if you are a parent in Camden, do pick up your voucher and register for one of our sessions."
The parenting sessions, which are being run in conjunction with CANparent, are part of a national pilot scheme that was launched in Camden last month by Prime Minister David Cameron. The scheme aims to help parents in Camden, Derbyshire and Middlesborough through parenting sessions provided by a range of organisations including Coram.
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About CANparent vouchers: Who can use a voucher?
Parents with children under 5 years of age living in the Borough of Camden, Middlesborough and High Peaks in Derbyshire. Mums and dads as well as other important carers can each use a voucher to attend a course either together or separately. Each person is entitled to use one voucher during the trial period.
Where can parents get a voucher?
Vouchers will be available through local Boots stores and staff working in local children’s centres, GP surgeries, play associations and other relevant roles in the three trial areas. A full list of voucher distributors is available on the CANparent website at www.canparent.org.uk>
What do parents receive in exchange for the voucher?
Parents can redeem their voucher with one of a range of providers. They will receive up to £100 worth of support from a provider.
Who will provide the classes?
Parents will be able to choose from a range of providers in each area. All providers and their courses have been approved by the Department for Education and are based on a strong background of evidence of impact and success.
For more information about the CANparent voucher scheme: