London Borough of Croydon

Parenting support

  • parenting hub - Best Start also offers parenting programmes provided by the Best Start parenting hub to help you manage your children's behaviour and promote healthy child development and require a referral form to be completed; for more information contact prh@croydon.gov.uk
     
  • parenting booklet

  • Best Start Family Solutions for children and families, a service that works with a range of organisations and agencies to help you identify areas of your life that you would like to improve and support you to do this; for more information, take a look at the leaflet and poster below:

    Best Start Family Solutions leaflet for children and families

    Best Start Family Solutions poster for children and families

  • the parent infant partnership works with parents-to-be and parents of babies up to 24 months to build stronger and positive relationships with their babies; for more information download the flyer

Parenting classes

Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) runs courses on being a parent. This 8 week course helps parents learn practical communication skills for everyday life and bring up confident, happy and co-operative children. This is a free course for mums, dads and carers of children aged 2 to 5. A limited crèche is available for babies and children up to 4 years. The courses are at 3 locations:

Castle Hill Early Years Centre

Wednesdays, 9.30am to 11.30am

25 September (introductory session), then weekly from 2 October to 27 November (not including school half-term)

Castle Hill Early Years Centre, Dunley Drive, New Addington CR0 0RJ, at the junction of Fieldway and Dunley Drive

For booking and crèche enquiries contact Karen Allum, kallum4.306@lgflmail.org, 01689 847136, or contact EPEC on 020 3228 3914 or epec@slam.nhs.uk

Aerodrome Children’s Centre

Fridays, 12.30pm to 2.30pm

27 September (introductory session), then weekly from 4 October to 29 November (not including school half term)

Aerodrome Children’s Centre, Violet Lane, Croydon CR0 4HN

For booking and crèche enquiries contact childrenscentre@aerodrome.croydon.sch.uk or call 020 8688 7710

Byron Children's Centre

Fridays, 10am to midday

27 September (introductory session), then weekly from 4 October to 29 November (not including half term on 1 November)

Byron Children's Centre, St David's, Coulsdon CR5 2XE

For booking and enquiries contact Lara Burgess on 020 8763 6285 or contact EPEC on 020 3228 3914 or epec@slam.nhs.uk

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