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Havering Children's Centres

Children's Centres are for all families with children under 12 years old, parents to be and their communities. They provide a range of support services to you and your children during their childhood. Children's Centres can provide advice, support and information on your child's health, development, education and care. We offer free groups, activities and services for families. Our Family Support Workers and Family Intervention Workers can provide you and your family with one-to-one support within your family home and the community

CLICK ON THE BLUE TABS BELOW FOR OUR COURSES RUNNING AT OUR CENTRES:

See also the pages for the individual centres to the right for more activities available for families to attend.

EPEC Being a Parent course

What is the EPEC Being a Parent Course?

The Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) Being a Parent course aims to improve child development and outcomes, parenting, family resilience and family relationships. The Being a Parent course creates a trusting group ethos, where parents are encouraged and supported to explore:

 

• Positive behaviour management and discipline strategies.

• Managing parent and family stress.

• Understanding and managing children’s feelings.

• Parent listening, communication, play and interaction skills.

• Attachment and parent-child relationships.

• Parenting roles, expectations and culture.

 

Why is it different?

The Being a Parent Course runs over 8 weeks and is completely free. In addition to the course, a free on site crèche is offered each session. It is run by accredited parent volunteers who have completed the EPEC training course. They receive ongoing support and supervision from the EPEC Hub. Their experiences, backgrounds, skills and qualities make each session inviting and engaging.

 

Who is the course for?

The Being a Parent Course is aimed at parents in Havering who have one or more children between the ages of 2 to 5 years. The course content relates well to becoming school ready and is recognised by pre-schools, nurseries, early years settings, children’s centres and schools in the London Borough of Havering.

Before the Being a Parent Course begins there is a coffee session where you can learn more about what is involved and meet the other parents that are interested in coming.

Where and when is it?

Dates, times and venues for the summer Being a Parent course will be released soon. Please do register your interest in advance with Danielle Cumming (contact details below).

 

How can I sign up?

Join us at the introductory coffee morning/ afternoon. Please register your interest in advance with Danielle Cumming to be notified of the dates for summer.

 

Contact:

Danielle Cumming, EPEC Hub Co-ordinator.

Email: danielle.cumming@havering.gov.uk

Mobile: 07970 727 212 

Phone: 01708 431 024

Facebook page: HaveringEPEC

Incredible Years Babies Course

Incredible Years Babies Course

The Incredible Years Parents and Babies Programme support parents and their babies.

 The Parents & Babies programme consists of a 6 week programme focused on helping parents observe and communicate with their babies and learn ways to provide nurturing and responsive care including physical, tactile, and visual stimulation as well as verbal communication.

It is a great way to bond with your baby, make friends and to feel good about yourself as a parent. 

About the course

The course is FREE and runs for 6 weeks, 2 hour sessions weekly.

Benefits of the course The course is aimed for parents and babies aged 0-12 months, You WILL need to bring your baby with you.

  • FREE course.
  • Refreshments provided.
  • Learn to feel confident in yourself as a parent
  • Learn the cognitive development of your baby and how these early years are so important.
  • You and your baby build a scrap book together of everything you have learnt.
  • Certificate and a little something for your hard work.

If you are interested, please complete and return referral (Download section on this page) forms to:-   

Parenting Team

St Kilda Children’s Centre

90 Eastern Road

Romford

RM1 3QA

Email: Parenting@havering.gov.uk

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities

The Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities is a culturally sensitive parenting programme for parents of 3-18 year olds. This programme incorporates 5 main components:  positive parenting, enhancing relationships, community engagement and child development taking into account cultural/spiritual beliefs.

This course also covers issues affecting parenting such as domestic abuse, alcohol, drugs, mental health, gangs, challenging behaviour.

Where is it being held?

St Kilda Children’s Centre, 90 Eastern Road, Romford,  RM1 3QA

About the course

The course is FREE and runs for 13 weeks, 3 hours per week.   

Benefits of the course 

The course is aimed for parents of children aged 3- 18 years.

  • FREE course
  • Refreshments provided
  • Learn to feel confident in yourself as a parent
  • Learn new parenting skills to help build a positive relationship with your child
  • Certificate and a little something for your hard work.

If you are interested, please complete and return referral (Download section on this page) forms to:-   

 

Parenting Team

St Kilda Children’s Centre

90 Eastern Road

Romford

RM1 3QA

Email: Parenting@havering.gov.uk

STOP

The STOP parenting programme aim is to empower parents to have a greater understanding about the developmental process of their teenage child.

Sessions include; alcohol, conflict and aggression management, sex and relationship awareness, praise and encouragement, and setting the limits.    

Where is it being held?

St Kilda Children’s Centre, 90 Eastern Road, Romford, RM1 3QA

About the course

The course is FREE and runs for 12 weeks, 2.5 hours per week.   

Benefits of the course 

The course is aimed for parents of children aged 10- 16 years.

  • FREE course
  • Refreshments provided
  • Learn to feel confident in yourself as a parent
  • Learn new parenting skills to help build a positive relationship with your child
  • Certificate and a little something for your hard work.

If you are interested, please complete and return referral (Download section on this page) forms to:-   

 

Parenting Team

St Kilda Children’s Centre

90 Eastern Road

Romford

RM1 3QA

Email: Parenting@havering.gov.uk

Mellow Babies

The Mellow Babies programme is a comprehensive  parenting programme for young parents to explore past relationships and experiences, and to provide support/knowledge around child development and routines. This programme also supports positive attachment and improves child behaviours.

Where is it being held?

Hilldene Children’s Centre, 267 Straight Road, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 7JP

About the course

The course is FREE and runs for 14 weeks, all day.   

Benefits of the course 

The course is aimed for young parents with children under 5 year olds. 

  • FREE course
  • Refreshments provided
  • Learn to feel confident in yourself as a parent
  • Learn new parenting skills to help build a positive relationship with your child
  • Certificate and a little something for your hard work.

If you are interested, please complete and return referral (Download section on this page) forms to:-   

Parenting Team

St Kilda Children’s Centre

90 Eastern Road

Romford

RM1 3QA

Email: Parenting@havering.gov.uk

Parent Surgery

Parent Surgery is one to one parenting support/ advice offered to all parents who have children aged 0- 18 years.

About Parent Surgery

Parent Surgery is FREE and the length of support can be a one off session, or a course of sessions, depending on the support you would like to receive.

 

Benefits of Parent Surgery 

Parent Surgery is provided for ALL parenting within the London Borough of Havering who would like to receive some help, advice or guidance in relation to parenting.

Where is it being held?

Alternative Monday at;

Hilldene Children’s Centre

267 Straight Road

Harold Hill
Romford

RM3 7JP

Alternative Monday at;

Rainham Village School

Upminster Road

Rainham

RM13 9AA

Every Thursday at;

St Kilda Children’s Centre

90 Eastern Road

Romford

RM1 3QA

  

If you are interested, please book an appointment by calling the parenting team on 01708 432636

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