This is a new three year project funded by BBC Children in Need and is an evidence based school readiness programme that actively engages parents in their children’s early learning and supports them to create a positive home learning environment.
We are able to provide a Project Co-ordinator who, along with team of specially trained parent volunteers, will be able to provide one to one support to families in home/group settings, supporting children in the years prior to nursery and primary school and targeting the most disadvantaged families including those who do not readily engage with their children’s early learning.
The BHBF programme focuses on the following areas:
The BHBF Co-Ordinator will meet with the family following a referral being made and they or a volunteer will then work alongside the parent and specific child for 8 weeks. The BHBF Co-ordinator will also ensure the referrer is kept up to date and link in with nurseries etc. where applicable.
BHBF referral – click here
We support and facilitate skills-based learning for all parents.
We believe each and every young parent should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Groups run on Thursday from 1.00 to 3.00 pm or on Friday from 1.00 to 3.00 pm at Home-Start Shepway.
For more information or to book a place, please contact the Home-Start Shepway office on 01303 244836 or Emma on 07553 773630.
For a copy of the YAPs referral form, please click here.
24 Cheriton Gardens
Tel: 01303 244836
Office Hours: 9.00am - 4.30pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9.00am - 4.00pm (Friday)
Answer phone outside office hours