What is ParentChild+?
ParentChild+ is our early learning programme to support families to improve their home learning environment so children are ready for school. Taking a free toy and book each week, Early Learning home visitors 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 Home Visitors 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 demonstrate 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.
We are accepting referrals for families where:
- The child has had a 2 year Health Review and the ASQ scores identified a development delay i.e. speech and language, social-emotional delays
- Parents express concern about their child’s development prior to their 2 year Health Review
- The family is eligible for, but not taking up the free 2 year nursery offer.
We believe that our services are needed more than ever in the current crisis; we know that many families are experiencing even more challenges. We are committed to supporting our families, and while we cannot visit homes at the moment, the support we usually offer through home visiting and befriending is continuing by virtual visits. Our virtual visits are for families living in North Kensington, Queen's Park and Church Street wards in Westminster, with children aged 15mths - 2yrs who have a delay in their development. We bring toys and books to your doorstep and use video calling to deliver 30min home learning sessions, twice a week.
Get in touch
If you are a professional and know a family who would benefit from this programme or are a parent who’d like to know more, get in touch by emailing Nia or call 07860 184906.