Children, young people and their families can get free help, advice and urgent mental health support from 24/7 crisis telephone lines available in every London borough.
Every NHS mental health trust in London has put these in place, so children, young people and their families can get help quickly when they need it. Professionals are also able to access these crisis lines if they are concerned about or would like advice about a child, young person or family. The crisis lines are supported by trained mental health practitioners, who can offer advice and signpost other sources of support as needed.
Please find details of these crisis lines as well as other support available below (e.g. Shout, Good Thinking and Kooth).
Feltham Early Years Network
Reach Children’s Hub
The Reach Children’s Hub are looking forward to re-starting their Feltham Early Years Network next week after a break for summer. The sessions will continue online and with the format of three 1.5 hour sessions per topic. Between now and Christmas, we are excited to announce that Rebecca Skinner and Becky Poulter Jewson from Thriving Language, will be leading the first three sessions on the topic of ‘Quality Interactions in the Outdoor Environment’.
Session 1 – 05/10/21 (4pm-5:30pm)
This session will be reflective. We will explore practitioners’ feelings and attitudes towards the outdoor environment and why reflecting on this matters. We will discuss what quality interactions look like and understand how adults can impact the environment.
Session 2 – 02/11/21 (4pm-5:30pm)
In this session we will explore the physical environment – the resources we have and the reason why we have them. We will explore how children access their environment and what it means for them to be outdoors.
Session 3 – 07/12/21 (4pm-5:30pm)
This final session will explore what deep engagement in play looks like and the adult’s role in this. We will discover what awe and wonder look like in the outside environment and support practitioners to take this information into their own settings.
Short Breaks is a service for young people with disabilities and/or SEN up to the age of 18. Families can self-refer or via a professional. All you need to do is call 020 8583 3636 or email email@example.com. If you have any queries, please do get in touch.
Ofsted registers and inspects childcare for children aged from birth to 17 years.
Registered childcare providers and childminders have to meet requirements that relate to welfare and safety, the people providing the care and the organisation of the childcare. Childcarers registered on the Early Years Register, who care for children aged from birth until 31 August following a child’s fifth birthday, also have to meet requirements for children’s learning and development.
What you can tell Ofsted:
• Is the childcare good? • Can it be made better? • Do you have any concerns?
If you want to tell Ofsted anything about your child’s childcare, you can ring 0300 123 1231 Or you can write to : firstname.lastname@example.org or Applications, Regulatory and Contact (ARC) Team Ofsted Piccadilly Gate Store Street Manchester M1 2WD
For more information, search for ‘Information for parents Ofsted’
Free Support Sessions for Families from the Early Years Alliance
Let’s Learn Together @ Home
A six-week online learning programme for families with children aged 0-5 years. Delivered once a week via Zoom, these sessions will provide advice and ideas to help parents to support children’s learning and development from the home environment.
Our expert early years tutors and practitioners will share ideas and suggestions for home learning, focusing on a different theme each week. Families are encouraged to take part in activities during the session.
The programme will run on various dates from November 2021 through to April 2022. View the full programme and details on how to book here.
An introduction to home learning
Music time with the kitchen band
Creating awe and wonder through science
Supporting emotional wellbeing
No garden gardening
Parent Connect sessions
A series of online events exploring the home learning environment. These sessions provide an opportunity for parents and carers to connect and share ideas, while learning more about to how to support children’s learning and development at home.
Click on the dates and times below to book:
Supporting your child’s learning at home – an introduction
Join us as we begin to understand how to support children’s development at home, using everyday objects and experience to enhance learning.
There are so many opportunities for learning and development in the kitchen! Discover what activities children might enjoy in the kitchen as how these contribute to the development of knowledge and skills.
Home learning for toddlers – with a focus on schemas
Have you ever wondered why some children like to play in a certain way or enjoys some activities more than others? Explore the interest of toddlers, their play development, and how to support this at home.
St Mary’s Playgroup follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This document outlines how children learn and develop over their first five years and what adults can do to help their children grow.
The Department for Education have produced a straightforward guide for parents to the EYFS which will help you understand the importance of how playgroup works and suggestions for parents to help support children’s development.
Thank you for your ongoing support – it is greatly appreciated.
The Early Years Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England. As a registered educational charity, it represents 14,000 members and supports them to deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.
The Early Years Alliance is offering a number of exciting programmes aimed at supporting parents and families with children aged 0-5. Each programme is FREE to join and sessions will take place online.
Details on how to book can be found below and on the Early Years website here.
Let’s get ready for school
A three-week virtual Zoom programme for children due to start school in September 2021. Each session will last 30 minutes and there will be one session per week:
Week 1 – independence
Week 2 – fingers and tools
Week 3 – my first day at school
Dates and times
Programme 1 13th – 27th of July 4.00pm – 5.00pmBook here
Programme 2 – 19th August – 2nd of September 9.30am – 10.30amBook here
Let’s learn together at home
A six-week virtual family learning course in supporting children’s learning and development in the home environment
Week 1 – an Introduction to supporting home learning
Week 2 – making music with the kitchen band
Week 3 – creating awe and wonder through science
Week 4 – promoting emotional wellbeing
Week 5 – no garden gardening
Week 6 – physical fun
Dates and times
Programme 1 7th June – 12th of July 1.00pm – 2.00pmBook here
Programme 2 – 9th June – 14th of July 10.00am – 11.00amBook here
Parent connect sessions
An opportunity to connect with other parents and carers, learn about topics relevant to families with children aged 0-5 years, and share ideas in how to support each other.
In this session we try to define behaviour and look to delve into some of the influences and functions of children’s behaviour. Finally, we round things up with a discussion around addressing some behaviour concerns.Thursday 17th June: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Supporting your child’s speech and language development
This session includes simple exercises and ideas that can be used by families as well as ideas families can go on to use to further support their mental health and wellbeing.Thursday 15th July – 7.00pm – 8.00pm
As restrictions are now being relaxed, Let’s Go Outside & Learn CIC have shared details of a series of free activities that have been planned at Donkey Wood, Feltham TW14 0HD . They are currently open for bookings and are seeking your assistance to promote the activity. They require participants to let them know in advance so that they can make the sessions as safe as possible.
They have also planned a special activity for the kitchen garden at Chiswick House on 3rd June 2021 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. They are only able to register 10 families for this activity so suggest families let them know as soon as possible if they would like to attend.