Working with families to provide the right support when it's needed

Programme support for 0 to 5 year olds

We provide a range of programmes designed to support families with children aged 0 to 5 year olds including speech, language and communication development and understanding the importance of brain development through effective home learning strategies.

Please see the sections below for further information on our programme offer. Access to programmes requires completion of a request for support form which can be found in the useful websites section. We will then review your application to see if you meet the eligibility criteria for the programme. For further information please contact your local Family Hub

All programmes delivered in the family hubs have a home learning element, with resources and strategies provided, so that parents and carers can put what they have learnt into practice and reflect on how it went. 

Our family hubs provide a range of activity sheets and video's, giving you lots of fun and educational things to do with your child at home. 

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Come Talk with Me (for children aged two to four years)

This evidence based programme is for children aged two to four with a language delay in their first language of no more than a year. The initial offer is for six weeks, increasing to a maximum of 12 weeks.

The programme is delivered by Elklan trained Programme Officers, with the aims of the child developing age appropriate communication and language skills, and the parents and carers learning the skills and knowledge they need to improve their child’s delayed language.

Weekly home learning activities are provided, as is an online learning journal through which parents and Programme Officers can share the child’s learning and progress. The child’s setting will also be included in this work, this joined up approach, between home, setting and the Come Talk with Me programme will support children with a language delay to make the maximum progress.

For further information please contact your local Family Hub.

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Let’s Talk with Your Baby (for babies three to 12 months)

A practical, interactive eight week Elklan based programme for parents and carers with their babies aged from newborn to twelve months. This programme encourages parents and carers to experience specific communication and attachment activities with their baby, in order to see the pleasure and benefit to them both, with the aim of continuing them in the home.

Parents are also encouraged to meet other parents with children of a similar age and to build their own social networks.

For further information please contact your local Family Hub.

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Parenting Puzzle workshop

The Parenting Puzzle workshop supports parents to feel more confident and have greater understanding of their children’s feelings and needs and how their children communicate these. Parents will have an increased repertoire of parenting strategies to support their child’s development and school readiness.

The four week programme is built on the building blocks for positive, constructive relationships and calm, confident parenting. These involve understanding of empathy, the importance of listening and communication, exploring the power of praise and positive interaction and the power of play.

The programme promotes positive approaches to discipline and boundary setting and develops an understanding of the importance of nurture of self and others in family relationships.

For further information please contact your local Family Hub.

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Ready, Steady, Go! (one to four year olds)

Ready, Steady, Go! is for children who may need more support for their physical or personal, social or emotional development and is by referral only.  These sessions will support you and your child reach the next steps in your child's development in these areas of learning. Our friendly skilled navigators are here to welcome you to these sessions and to support you and your child on this learning journey.  Come along and meet other parents with your child aged between  one to four years.

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Useful Websites