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New programme for families with a 2 year old in Ealing, Nottingham and Newcastle

Family Lives Early Learning Volunteers will visit families twice a week for half an hour each to equip them with the skills and materials they need to encourage early literacy and language in their young children. This prepares children for when they start school, giving them the skills to interact with their teachers and peers and to help them learn. Children are then better able to keep up and do well in their future education and parents learn how to become their child’s first teacher. Home visitors bring a new toy or book each week for children to keep and play with between visits.

Family Lives are proud to bring the PCHP to the UK from America where it has been helping families to prepare their children for learning at school and for success in life since 1965.

For more information and to make a referral, please get in touch with Eunice on 07590 021518 or email


ParentChild+ is funded by the Early Years Social Action Fund

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If you want to support local families in your area there are lots of ways you can get involved. From becoming a local volunteer, to organising a fundraising event. 

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Every year, we support families to work through issues such as poverty, behavioural problems, health issues, problems with services and schools, relationship issues, communication breakdowns and countless other issues. We could not support these families without the dedication, commitment and passion of over 200 volunteers.

“It’s difficult to put into words how much volunteering and then working for Family Lives helped me – it was pivotal in getting me to where I am today, what with all the training and encouragement I received.” Read more about our volunteers' experiences. 

Volunteers are vital to Family Lives and we have a wide range of opportunities available in many different areas of the country. Find out more about the different types of volunteer roles and where these are available.