Baby Care - Home Visiting Support – This is part of our Family Support Offer. Available for all parents across North Lincsolnshire. It provides additional support for the care of new baby and may include safe sleeping, coping with crying, help with feeding, understanding and responding to baby cues and baby development.
Baby’s First Friends – These are sessions run in the Centres for babies and their parents to support baby development and communication skills. Also a chance for parents to meet, make friends and build support networks. Comments from the sessions include -
"Friendly and inviting group, a great opportunity to meet other mums. Love the messy area and enjoy trying different snacks. It's a lovely group"
"Really lovely group, friendly staff, really helpful with any worries. Plenty of toys and sensory activities for babies"
Baby’s First Friends is delivered in partnership with the Health Visiting team who attend the sessions on a regular basis
Coping With Crying - A short film which has been developed by the NSPCC. It provides information about how to cope with a crying baby. The film is shown during home visits and is part of the antenatal programme delivered in the Children’s Centres. Having a new baby can be a stressful time and parents can find the first few months difficult. The film includes parents talking about their own experiences and their coping strategies plus information, tips and advice from health professionals.
The film is available for all expectant and new mums and dads, carers and grandparents. If you would like to see the film please contact your nearest Children's Centre or phone 01724 742500 or 01724 297030. For help and advice please contact the Children’s Centre team.
Stay and Play sessions – are available in all Centres for children and their parents or carers. These are fun and free sessions which support child development, communication and social skills. Lots of play ideas and activities with space to run around. Friendly and relaxed sessions on different times and days and some sessions available on a Saturday morning. No booking required, open to all.
Play and Development Support – part of our Family Support Offer and available on request. Individual and tailored support for parents to help with children’s personal, social and emotional development and their communication and language skills. This also supports understanding of child development and behaviour concerns. Sessions may take place in the home or in Centres on a 1-1 basis.
Family Play Sessions - part of our Family Support Offer, smaller invitation only sessions for parents and children who may find attending a larger group difficult and may benefit from more specific help.
Child care funding for 2 year olds – Funding is available for up to 15 hours FREE child care for children for families who qualify. Parents can call into the Centres to check if they qualify and to apply for two year old funding. More information is available on our two year old funding page or by calling the Family Information Service on 01724 296629.
2 Year Development Check - Childcare providers and health visiting teams have combined the reviews of children's progress. This gives parents a more joined up service. It also highlights children's strengths and identifies any areas for future development. For more information contact the childcare provider, health visitor or local Children's Centre.
30 hour childcare for 3 and 4 year olds – 15 hour child care funding is available for all three and four year old children. Working parent/s may qualify for an additional 15 hours free child care if they earn at least £120 a week each. For more information contact the FIS on 01724 296629 or use the Government's childcare calculator.
Over 5s – are welcome to attend activities in the Centres in school holidays or at weekends with their parents or carers.
Family Support – is available for children of all ages and is tailored to individual family circumstances, which may include routines and boundaries and family relationships. Parents are encouraged to talk to a team member if they have any worries or concerns.
Young Person Support – individual support for a young person providing opportunities for young people to share worries or concerns supporting their emotional health and family relationships.
Youth Sessions – Brigg and the Isle Children’s Centres provide youth club activities for young people on a weekly basis.