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Courses for parents

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 Summer term on Mondays 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:

 

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.

 

Childcare Level 1

This will run in January on Tuesday mornings for two terms and learners gain a qualification at the end.

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:

 

October 19th Inset Day -no coffee group

October 26th - Half Term -no coffee group

November 2nd Talk from Autism Hampshire

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!

Examples of projects by members of the Creative Club

Examples of projects by members of the Creative Club 1
Examples of projects by members of the Creative Club 2
Examples of projects by members of the Creative Club 3
Examples of projects by members of the Creative Club 4
Examples of projects by members of the Creative Club 5
Examples of projects by members of the Creative Club 6

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 Autumn term on Mondays at Swaythling Sure Start. Free course with free crèche

 

 

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