Lewisham Children & Family Centre

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Making a referral to our services

Information for Professionals working with families in Lewisham. The Early Years Alliance Children and Family Centres provide 1:1 Family Support, Parenting Courses and Domestic Abuse Recovery Programmes to families facing difficult periods and challenges in their lives. All referrals for the following services can be completed online via our professionals referral form or sent to…

Hassle Free Shopping

  Even the most patient of parents can find that shopping trips become a real battleground with young children, especially when you’re pressed for time or tired. A hungry crying baby and a misbehaving toddler can easily leave us feeling stressed, frustrated and embarrassed. Unhelpful comments or looks from bystanders often mean we abandon the…

Getting Ready for ‘Big School’

Getting ready for ‘Big School’ The Importance of Communication Skills   The new school term is fast approaching and along with our colleagues from the Speech and Language Team we have put together information and top tips so you and your child feel ready for this next big step. Readiness for school is more about…

What if peek-a-boo could change the world?

From the TEDTALK website: “What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?” asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children’s healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behaviour and…

How can I become more involved in my child’s development?

Children learn a huge amount while in quality childcare; however you, their parents and carers are the first and most important educators in your child’s life. Children spend most of their time  at home where learning happens naturally in their daily lives. Every moment you spend with your child is a chance for them to…

Helping your child follow instructions

We all know what it’s like when our children just don’t do what they are told. It can be really tricky to reason with a child, especially if you are out and about or at friends and other family’s homes. It’s easy to feel that your child is being unreasonable and it can often cause…

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Healthy Families Right from the Start

As parents, we want the best for our children, but its not always easy to know what they need to grow or to make healthy family choices. There isn’t only one way to bring up healthy children, and each family is unique and needs to discover what works best for them. , but with so…

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Half Full or Half Empty?

Taking a positive approach to parenting will make all the difference to how children behave. By taking a cup ‘half full’ approach, a decision has already been made to see the good in the situation. Parents and care givers need to always think about what they want their child to do. Very often, when presented…

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Praise helps children to feel good

Hello, I’m Melissa from the Early Years Alliance Parenting Team. The team run parenting groups in many of the children’s centres and schools across Lewisham borough. One of the programmes we offer is the Incredible Years Programme. The Incredible Years is a well-researched evidence-based programme that is used worldwide. It supports parents in using positive…

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