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Parents in Partnership (for families of children with special needs and disabilities) newsletter
We are running a number of sessions for parent carers where you will have the opportunity to reflect and share your experience of caring and learn strategies (both practical and emotional) to help you look after yourself. We will look at a specific area at each session and the next one is on Monday 16th January when we will be looking at Keeping Calm.
A drop-in for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and families. Relax and join us for coffee, support and information.
Chatterbox Groups are drop-in groups for Croydon families with children aged 0-6 years who have concerns about their child's talking or interaction. They are run jointly by Children's Centre and Speech and Language Therapy Staff across the borough to promote, encourage and support speech, language and communication development.
It is not just tiny, little kids we would suggest up to the age of five the kids are more at risk because they don't chew as well, their swallowing is not quite as coordinated and they get distracted when they are eating. Parents and carers should chop up soft fruits such as grapes and cherry tomatoes into quarters before giving them to children, and make sure youngsters are supervised while eating.
Volunteers needed/Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes.
Come into Selhurst and ask Sonya for your own Baby feeding cue ring.
Try and read for 10 minutes every day, the effects will last a lifetime!
Events at South Norwood Library.
This is an outline of the usual developmental progress for a two year old child. It is intended as a guideline for parents and it is important to remember that all children are different and children can vary in the age at which they achieve the same skill. If you are concerned about any aspect of your child's development, nutrition or behaviour contact your Health Visitor and make an appointment to see her.
Independent Support: Education, Health and Care Plans.
To enable you to meet with a midwife in addition to your allocated ante natal appointments.
Get help and support learning on line skills: Get skills, get support, get connected every Friday from 9-4pm.
There are over one million people of all ages in England who have a learning disability. Only 200,000 of these currently appear on GP registers. Nearly one million people are missing from this register and not getting the health check to which they are entitled. Do not assume that your GP will have automatically registered your child on the learning disability register. Contact them now to make sure that our children receive the best possible health care now and in the future.
A cooking and growing your own food service - New Addington
Chill'n'Chat Special is weekly group for parents and carers of children with special needs. We recognise that all children are unique and they all develop and learn at different rates. Your child does not need to have a formal diagnosis for you to attend these sessions.
Difficulties around eating? We may be able to help:Healthy eating; Tantrums at mealtimes; Refusing to sit down with the family; Fussy eating; Refusing certain foods; Family stress Constant snacking; Demanding unhealthy foods; Helping themselves in the fridge/cupboards.
Childminders & Pre-school list eligible for 2 year old funded places.
PRISM is the new umbrella name for a group of organisations that you may have already heard of in Croydon; The National Autistic Society (NAS), Parents In Partnership (PiP), Jubilee Parenting, and Woodlands Children's Centre. We will now be working closely together to provide services to families of children with special needs in the borough, supported by Croydon Council.
Early contact before 12 weeks of pregnancy to maternity services is important to ensure best care for you and your baby.
Information about where to go for Pregnancy & English classes.
This takes place at Broad Green library every monday 10-11 am