Venue: New programme for families with a 2 year old in Nottingham and South Yorkshire.

ParentChild+ is our early learning programme for families with 2 -4 years; we support families to improve their home learning environment so children are ready for school. Taking a free toy and book each week, trained volunteers model with parents how to play and read with their child 

This highly successful programme has been delivered in the USA for over 50 years. Children who have been through this programme:

  • are 50% more likely to measure ready for school
  • enter school performing 10 months above their chronological age 

How does it work?

Our Early Learning Volunteers visit families for half an hour, twice a week. The programme lasts for 15 months with 92 visits providing 46 free toys and books to each family. We work alongside parents to model how to increase verbal and non-verbal interactions, develop positive behaviours and encourage early literacy skills. Parents learn how to become their child’s first teacher; children are then ready for school and do well in their education, which sets them up for positive futures. 

For more information or to make a referral, please click here.

Are you a parent?

If you are a parent and interested in having a home visitor, contact us to find out more. 

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in joining our team of Early Learning Volunteers, this is an immensely rewarding role. This is a great opportunity if you want to build skills and experience for working in teaching, health and social care, psychology and related careers. Please click here to find out more about becoming an Early Learning Volunteer.

Making a referral

If you are a professional who might refer families, find out more about our eligibility criteria and how to make a referral. Click here for more information.

For more information or to make a referral, please click here.



ParentChild+ is funded by the Early Years Social Action Fund