Family Programme

… support, guidance and friendship

The Trust is developing a Family Programme to run alongside the Ofsted registered Linskill Nursery, providing support to families and carers from the early years through to teenage stages. Education, prevention and intervention are identified ways of supporting child development and our team are constantly bringing new ideas, skills and techniques to the programme.

Solihull Parenting Group – Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour

This free ten week course aims to help parents and carers understand their child’s development and behaviour. The course is run by trained facilitators and sessions include:

• Having fun together
• How children develop
• Behaviour difficulties
• How to recover when things go wrong
• Communicating with your child
• Parenting styles
• Anger and temper tantrums
• Sleep patterns

Parents and carers can self-refer onto this invaluable course. Other organisations working with families are able and encouraged to refer into this service.

Baby Massage

Infant massage is best learnt when your baby is first born to pre-crawling. During the informal and informative sessions you will learn how massage techniques to support baby development, bonding and attachment.
Our classes provide an opportunity to: meet other parents and carers, forge friendships, receive informal advice and support from a qualified and experienced parenting practitioner.

Baby Social

These informal group sessions are ideal for parents and carers of babies from birth to pre-walking. Whilst socialising with other parents and carers you and your child can access various activities: sensory toys to stimulate and relax little ones, treasure baskets to encourage curiosity, play mats and activity toys to aid development.
These sessions are popular with parents and carers as they provide a great way to socialise, share experiences and develop an informal support network.

Baby Yoga

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of baby yoga delivered in a clear, consistent and easy-to-follow fashion. The weekly sessions give you the skills to practice yoga in your own time and in the privacy of your own home – ensuring you and your baby gain maximum benefit from your hands-on babies’ experience.