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See below for our upcoming activities for parents:

Parenting Courses:

Incredible Years

Incredible Years is a 13 week positive parenting course to help you have fun with your kids, help them learn and reduce stress at home with positive discipline strategies. The course is running in the Autumn term from Monday September 10th 12.45-2.45 pm in the community room at Swaythling Sure Start. Free course with free crèche.

 

Non Violent Resistance (NVR)

NVR is an 8 week parenting course for parents dealing with challenging behaviour to learn how to repair relationships with children and de-escalate difficult situations.The course is running in the Autumn term from Tuesday 30th October 9.15 am to 12.15 pm in the community room at Swaythling Sure Start. Free course, no creche.

 

What parents said they found useful from the previous NVR course in 2018:

"NVR theory is backed up by experience, it was all useful!"

"I learnt how to deal with my child when she is angry"

"Ways of dealing with my children without shouting or getting angry"

"Understanding the different types of strategies and how to deal with the behaviours. Seeing how the brain works and the flip the lid. Found it all useful in different ways and found it one of the best."

"De-escalation and distraction with positive gestures. Giving my presence and affection after a blow out. Learning to really listen to my children and understand."

"What a change for me and my family. I'm so happy to do this course. What a privilege"

Other Courses For Parents/Carers:

 

Healthy cookery

6 week course run by Eastleigh College starting Tuesday September 11th 9.30-11.30 am in the community room at Swaythling Sure Start. Make delicious food you can try out at home with your children. Free course.

 

ESOL

Run by WEA -practice your English to help with daily life. Thursday mornings in the Autumn term. Call into Sure Start reception to book your place.

For all courses and parent activities please contact Jeni Flynn on 02380 676262 or 07379 548517 for more details and booking arrangements.

Coffee Group:

On Fridays in term time, we have a parents coffee group in the school staff room from 9.00-10.30 am. Come along, have a cuppa, a biscuit and a chat. We sometimes have speakers on topics of interest. Upcoming topics for 2018:

 

July 13th Summer Holiday ideas and Women's Aid visiting

July 20th No coffee group today

September 7th Welcome Back!

September 14th PCSOs visiting and Family Matters worker Sally White talking about the FM service.

September 21st Year R Parents Coffee Group

Coffee group parents making healthy smoothies to hide those veg in our NutriBullet workshop in July

Coffee group parents making healthy smoothies to hide those veg in our NutriBullet workshop in July 1
Coffee group parents making healthy smoothies to hide those veg in our NutriBullet workshop in July 2

Creative Club:

Every Friday from 1-3 pm we have Creative Club for parents in the community room at Sure Start Swaythling. This is a great opportunity to learn how to knit, crochet or sew, no previous knowledge required. If you are already experienced please come along and share your talents! If you would like to draw, colour or do other crafts or just join for a chat you are very welcome. This is a nice end of week quiet space for parents before the weekend gets going!

Courses Currently Running:

 

Incredible Years

Incredible Years is a 13 week positive parenting course to help you have fun with your kids, help them learn and reduce stress at home with positive discipline strategies. The course is running in the summer term from Monday April 16th 12.45-2.45 pm at Swaythling Sure Start. Free course with free crèche.

 

Level 2 Support Work In Schools

Started on Tuesday January 9th 9.15-12.15, our 23 week level 2 course  is accredited through Eastleigh College. No work placement is necessary to undertake the course. No crèche. Information session was December 8th at 9 am in the school staffroom. This course is now full.

 

Safe, Talk, Thrive

Women's Aid are running a series of workshops for women and children who have experienced difficult relationships with a view to moving forwards to safe healthy relationships. 

 

Previous Courses:

 

Families Connect

This is our fun interactive course for parents and children together. The course started on January 22nd, ran for 8 weeks and supported children with social skills, literacy and numeracy. Parents learnt a topic and were joined by their children for a fun activity and snack. Activities were designed so they could be replicated at home for the whole family to take part.

 

Employability Workshop -CV Writing, Interviews, Supporting Your Job Search

2 sessions of tailored support in a small friendly group.

Started Wed 31st January 9.30-11.30 am.

 

English As An Additional Language

Intermediate English starting 15th Jan 2018 every Monday morning term time.

9.30-11.30 am.

 

Confidence Course

3 week course with crèche started Wednesday 10th January 9.30-11.30 am.

 

Learn English To Help Your Child Learn In School

10 week course started Thursday 14th September 2017 and further 10 week course started Thursday November 30th 2017  

 

Healthy Cookery

6 week course started Tuesday September 26th 9.30-11.30 am. 

 

Confidence and Wellbeing Course

An introduction to goal setting, life balance, exercise, healthy eating, massage, meditation, confidence building and dealing with negative emotions. 6 week course with crèche started Wednesday 1st November 9.30-11.30 am.

 

Sew and Create! Mend and Make!

Creative course ideal for the run up to the holiday period:

Week 1 Personalising items with cross stitch.

Week 2 Personalising items with appliqué letters.

Week 3 Simple clothes alterations: hemming and buttons.

Week 4 Personalising items with fabric pens and paints.

Week 5 Personalising items with felt and embroidery.

Festive fun! 6 week course starting November 14th.

 

Made of Money

A 6 week course to help you build a budget and get top money saving tips. Free 6 week course started Wednesday 13th September 9.30-11.30 am. 

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