Our partnership with parents is key to our work and the Parents’ Forum is one of the several ways in which you are invited to come along to share in talking about the running and direction of the centre.
Every term parents and staff get together to talk about ideas, feedback from other parents, successes and concerns. These “Coffee and Chat” sessions are very relaxed and informal and everyone is welcome.
To read the minutes from our last Coffee and Chat session click here
To read the centre’s response to parents feedback in May 2016 click here
Any parent can volunteer to put himself or herself forward as a Parent Representative. Our Advisory Board is made up of parents, staff and other professionals involved with the children’s centre. The role of the parent members is to act as a link between the community and the centre.
The Advisory Group meets four times a year and parent representatives are invited to come to these meetings. It’s not scary; you’ll learn new skills and could even have fun!
If you are interested in becoming a representative why not come along to an Advisory Group meeting to find out what it’s all about?
Could You Be A Parent Champion?
If you live in Caister or North Yarmouth and have a child under 5 years old,
• Encourage other parents to use the Children’s Centre?
• Explain the benefits of attending the Children’s Centre to other parents?
• Talk to parents about their views on children’s centre services and bring these to the Centre leaders at the Parents’ Forum?
• Attend Advisory Group meetings to feedback views from the Parents’ Forum (this could be shared between a number of Parent Champions)
• Attend children’s centre activities (at least twice per half-term)?
• Know how to signpost parents to the Children’s Centre (e.g. telephone number, address and opening hours or website address)?
If you answer “yes” to the above questions please speak to a member of the team about sharing your enthusiasm for the centre by becoming a Parent Champion. You can be a Parent Champion whilst with your children at our activities.
In return you could:
• Gain confidence and self-esteem
• Socialise and meet new people
• Get to know and support the local community
• Obtain a reference from the Children’s Centre which may support you to gain future employment in a relevant field
Please note the centre will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check and will take up two references.
Click here to view “The role of the Parent Champion”
Just give us a call for more information.