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Support for Parents

We offer an array of support groups and sessions for our parents and carers.  Some of what is on offer is shown below. We always strive to support our parents as much as we can, but please do let us know if you think there is more we can do to support you.  At the bottom of the page you will find some useful websites for you to access too.

**NEW INFORMATION – See the WEA Adult Learning section below.

*TRANSITION – This time of year is an important time for the children and involves some significant changes for them.  Please scroll down to the Young Minds section where there are useful links to help you to support your child through some of these changes.*

**Dates are beginning to be added to the parents calendar, so please do check days and times – as these are subject to change.**

Basildon Rainbow Group –  meet once per month 9:00 – 11:00am

Incredible Years – start 12th Jan – weekly meetings Friday 9:00 – 11:30  NEW! – Come Along to The Incredible Years School Readiness 4 Week Programme for Parents – starts on Friday 14th September 2018. Click here

Parents 4 Parents run ESOL classes once per week 9:00 – 11:30

Family Mosaic fortnightly drop ins –  the following two documents show Family Mosaic sessions for all the areas covered –  Drop in time table for the Basildon areas, CP, R&R & Bwood – Drop in time table for Epping, Harlow & Uttlesford

School Nurse regular drop ins – please speak to office staff to make an appointment

Empowering Women – weekly sessions for Mum’s of Bardfield children  – To be confirmed

Time to Talk drop in sessions weekly with our school counsellor – please book with office staff

The office will have more information regarding these sessions, but as soon as specific dates are available, they will be added to this page or the parents calendar on this website.

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Although not always held at Bardfield, here are some details of Adult Learning Courses for 2018:

Please come along to our ‘Supporting your child withPhonics’ taster session on 26th June – see the poster below for more information:

ASD Courses – please view the document below for more information:

ASD course for parents

SEND Parent and Carer Training 

⇐ click here for more details of SEND law training sessions for Parents and Carers

BELOW you will find some useful websites for additional support:

 Get advice and support whenever you need it. Listening, supportive and non-judgemental.

Short Breaks

EYFS-KS5 Parents/Carers of Children & Young People with Disabilities

Short Breaks gives families the chance to take a break from normal routines and enjoy doing fun things together, including giving children and young people the chance to do fun and different activities which can help build confidence and independence. These breaks are for children/young people aged between 0-25 and have a personal budget, diagnosis of special educational needs and/or a disability, or live within the administrative boundaries of Essex County Council (excluding Southend and Thurrock).

To register and receive a free brochure, please visit the Short Breaks website. Alternatively for additional information please contact the Short Breaks team on shortbreaks@essex.gov.uk or 0333 013 9889.

YOUNG MINDS -Worried about a child or young person’s behaviour or mental health? You’re not alone.  

Transition – Young Minds have some useful videos from the parent helpline team to support you and your child through significant changes in their young lives.

 Coping with change 

 

 

SNAPSpecial Needs And Parents 

 

 

Parents4Parents 

 

ADHD: Support service for those with ADHD