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Become an Early Learning Volunteer in Nottingham

You can make a real difference to a family with a 2-4 year-old child by:

  • Visiting the family in their home twice a week for 30 minutes, taking a new book or toy each week
  • Modelling reading and playing with child and parent to encourage positive parent and child interactions
support Family Lives

This is a great opportunity to build your knowledge and experience in early years’ education, child development and a whole family approach to learning. You will help parents support their child’s early education in preparation for school.

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Have a passion for supporting young children to reach their full potential
  • Have experience of engaging with families and young children or parenting and/or want to gain experience in these areas
  • Are able to travel locally
  • Have some knowledge of the community being served or willingness to learn
  • Have internet access on smartphone/ipad/computer and are willing to use IT skills and Skype (although training will be provided as needed)
  • Are able to commit for 15 months.
  • If you are able to speak one or more of the languages spoken in your local community, this will be especially welcomed.

Benefits of volunteering for Family Lives:

  • Satisfaction in making a real and lasting difference to families
  • Ongoing training, personal development and support to enhance future career prospects
  • Being part of an enthusiastic, supportive team
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed
  • Flexible hours

Are you a professional working with families who would benefit from the programme?

We receive referrals for the Parent Child Programme from a wide range of organisations and professionals working in the local community, including health visitors, the Family Nurse Partnership, schools, nurseries, Early Years and Early Start teams, children’s centres, social services and other agencies and charities working with families.

Get in touch to find out how to refer a family and our criteria for referrals.

For more information and to make a referral, please get in touch with Kate on 07715 375342 or email


ParentChild+ is funded by the Early Years Social Action Fund

Can you help us and raise vital funds for us?

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. If you want to help raise money for Family Lives, there are all sorts of things you can do. From running a marathon, organising a bake sale to a sponsored skydive. Find out more about ways to support us