Venue: Home-Start office Time; 9.30am to 2.30pm
Refreshments: We will provide refreshments and lunch at each session.
Special requirements: If you have any special requirements regarding diet, access or anything else, please let us know in advance and we will do all we can to help.
Parking: There is usually some on-road parking space available nearby (Blenheim Road) and there is a pay and display car park (co-op supermarket) next door.
Week one: Tuesday 28th April
Introduction to the course and to Home-Start. Role of a Home-Start volunteer.
Week two: Tuesday 5th May
How Home-Start helps families. Getting started as a home visitor.
Week three: Tuesday 12th May
Being a volunteer. Values and attitudes.
Week four: Tuesday 19th May
4. Community resources
Week five: Tuesday 2nd June
5.Family life and supporting parents. Parents and their children.
Week six: Tuesday 9th June
Confidentiality. Child Protection/Safeguarding Children
Week seven: Tuesday 16th June
Listening. Saying goodbye. Bringing the course to a close
It is the expectation of Home-Start that preparation course participants will attend every session of the course. If however you have to miss a session due to unforeseen circumstances or a pre-booked event that you have discussed with one of the family Support Co-ordinators you will need to make contact with the office before the next session so we can catch you up with what you missed.