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Contents

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Courses & Workshops

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Ante Natal Services

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Groups For All

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Specialist Services

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Welcome

... to our Spring Programme

The programme runs from Mon 9th January to Fri 31st March. Many of our groups are term time only, so please check with session leaders whether activities will run over the half term holiday. Within this programme you will find details of courses and workshops for parents, followed by an ante-natal section and a ‘Groups for All’ section, with daily activities for all pre-school children and their families or carers. These are open to everyone and we are always pleased to see dads and grandads. We can recommend all our groups for children with additional needs. Most of our groups are free; where there is a cost this is indicated in the programe. At the end of the programme you will find information about our specialist services, which are by referral only. If you would like to be referred, please speak to your Midwife or Health Visitor - or contact a member of our team. For the latest news and updates on what is happening in our Children’s Centres visit our website: www.priorycentre.co.uk and make sure you follow us on Facebook/Twitter. T: 01493 660090 E: children@gyctrust.co.uk www.priorycentre.co.uk/childrens-centres

Great Yarmouth Community Trust at the Priory Centre @priorycentregy

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One to One Family Support Sometimes, things with your child might not be what you expected or they may not work out the way you hoped. Support and advice can be offered by a Family Support Worker on a one-toone basis in your family home, to help with all kinds of issues relating to child development and family life. If you would like to arrange one-toone support, please call us on 01493 660090 or speak with your Health Visitor.

Contact: 01493 660090

Family Information Support Sessions

Sometimes families need help to identify ‘next steps’ when they have an emerging family related worry. This could be around children’s behaviour, parental wellbeing, housing needs and finance etc. We can offer a support session, to provide information, signposting or advice to help you move forward.

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Courses for Parents

Here are a few of the courses and workshops that we offer to parents. We run a wider learning programme for learners of all ages, with opportunities to help you get involved in volunteering, get qualified for work and for everyday life. It offers a wide range of opportunities to develop new skills, gain new confidence, adapt to life changes and achieve recognised qualifications. We can also offer free advice and guidance sessions to help you identify the best pathways to fulfil your aspirations for the future. To register your interest in any of our courses or learning opportunities contact John McDonald: T: 01493 743023.

First Aid

Contact: 01493 743023

This is a really useful one day workshop leading to the ‘Emergency First Aid Appointed Person at Work’ certificate. Learn the ABC of emergency response, how to administer CPR, what to do if someone is choking and how to treat open wounds, fractures and burns.

Baby & Child First Aid

Contact: 01493 743023

A half day workshop for new parents or young families. The workshop covers recovery position for children and babies, resuscitation, recognising meningitis and other medical conditions.

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Food Hygiene

Contact: 01493 743023

A one-day course (CIEH accredited).

A one day course which leads to the CIEH ‘Level 2 Award in Food Safety’. Everyone who handles food must make sure that it is safe to eat. There will always be food safety hazards, but they can be controlled if you understand how food becomes contaminated and how to prevent this from happening. This is an ideal course for all food handlers or for those looking to start a career within a catering environment.

Priory Internet Café

Contact: 01493 743023

Open daily. Everyone welcome. Priory Centre

Mon-Fri

9.00-1.00

Our trained volunteers can introduce you to the wonders of the World Wide Web! Skype friends and family, get started on Facebook, shop online, search for work on Universal Job Match ... these are all things we can help you with. Alternatively you are welcome just to come in to ‘pick our brains’ or use our equipment to get online.

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Ante Natal Groups

Just 4 Dads

Contact: 01493 743004

This group runs weekly at the Priory Children’s Centre. Please ask to be referred to this group by your Midwife, or contact our team directly at the number above.

What does it mean to be a dad? What sort of a dad do you want to be? Ideas about how best to support your partner, your child and yourself in this new chapter of your life.

Midwife Clinic

Contact: 07983 959975

Please call to make an appointment. Priory Children’s Centre Seagulls Children’s Centre

Tues

9.00-1.00

Fri

9.00-5.00

All aspects of ante-natal care, including blood tests, birth plans and general check ups. We try to provide interpreting services for women of other nationalities where possible.

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Pathway to Parenting The dates below are provisional at the time of printing this booklet: please call to check. All expectant mums will receive a booking form for this course from their Midwife. To enrol for the course please complete and return the form to: Priory Centre (Reception), Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW. Priory Children’s Centre

Mon

1.00-3.00

Courses start: 9 Jan & 6 Mar

Seagulls Children’ s Centre

Mon

2.00-4.00

Courses start: 6 Feb & 3 Apr

Contact: 01493 660090

Pathway to Parenting is a programme of 4 x 2 hour courses to help you in your preparation for birth and the early weeks with your baby. It is led by Health Visitors, Midwives and Children’s Centre staff to provide you with information and practical skills in a fun and interactive way. These classes are free for you and your partner (or friend) and are offered to all first-time mums.

Bump2Baby

Contact: 01493 743004

Please ask to be referred to this group by your Midwife, or contact our team directly at the number above.

Expecting a baby can be an emotional time. Bump2Baby is a space for you to think about you and your unborn baby and your future together. You will have the opportunity to talk to other pregnant women, and mums who have young babies, about both positive and negative aspects of pregnancy in a supportive and confidential way. Once your baby is born you will be welcome to return and continue to have a space to talk about your feelings in those first few months. 6


Baby Café

Groups for All

Contact: 01493 660090

For breastfeeding and expectant mothers. No need to book - just drop in! Seagulls Children’s Centre

Fri

1.00-3.00

Breastfeeding is good for mums as well as their babies. This is a chance to come and meet other breastfeeding mums and get expert advice from a breastfeeding specialist and support workers if needed. Refreshments available.

Baby Clinic

Contact: 01493 849260

For parents with babies aged 0-1. No need to book - just drop in! Priory Children’s Centre Seagulls Children’s Centre Cobholm & Lichfield Health & Resource Centre

Tues

1.00-3.30

Fri

11.30-1.00

Wed

1.00-3.00

1st Thurs of month

1.00-2.30

Come and meet other parents and babies in a friendly, welcoming environment. Get your baby weighed and advice and support from our Health Visitor. Portuguese interpreter on hand at Priory Children’s Centre Tues 1.00-2.30.

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Beebops Sensory Music & Dance

Contact: 07934 276167

Book online at: www.beebopsltd.co.uk or just come along. Cost: £3 per session for one child or £4.50 for two (weekly or block payments welcome). Seagulls Children’s Centre

Tues

1.15-2.00

Walking age to 5 years (baby siblings welcome)

Tues

2.15-3.00

Babies - birth to walking age

A fun, lively and interactive sensory, music and dance class. Includes both structure and free play, with singing, dancing (or bouncing), nursery rhymes, percussion instruments, popular songs, exciting props and sensory mediums for your little ones to explore. Planned around the EYFS, our class helps to develop both gross and fine motor skills, speech, rhythm, co-ordination and more, while they learn through play.

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Bounce & Rhyme

Contact: Gorleston Library: 01493 662156 Gt Yarmouth Library: 01493 842279

For families with pre-school children. No need to book. Great Yarmouth Library

Mon

10.30-11.00

Gorleston Library

Mon

1.30-2.00

Fun sessions run by Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Libraries. Nursery rhymes, songs, wiggling and jiggling for families with 0-5 year olds. Lots of bouncing and clapping!

Breastfeeding Workshop For expectant mums, partner & supporters. 1st Friday of each month. Seagulls Children’s Centre

Contact: 01493 660090

1st Fri of the month

11.30-12.45

A practical session designed to help you get off to the best start, build confidence and introduce a support network for when baby is born and breastfeeding.

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Bridge to Music

Contact: 07762 972032

B2M runs from 16 Jan to 31 Mar. Our Tues afternoon group is open to all families with pre-school children. There is no need to book. However, places are limited to 18 families. Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

1.30-2.15

Ages 0-5 years

Places for the groups below are offered on a termly basis. Pls call to book. Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

9.30-10.15

Walking to 5 years

Tues

10.30-11.15

Walking to 5 years

Tues

11.30-12.15

Ages 0-1 years

Hopton Village Hall

Tues

1.30-2.15

Ages 0-5 years

Seagulls Children’s Centre

Thurs

9.30-10.15

Walking to 5 years

Thurs

10.30-11.15

Walking to 5 years

Thurs

11.30-12.15

Ages 0-1 years

A wonderful opportunity for you and your child to have fun making music! Sessions are structured, therapeutic and help early speech development, social and coordination skills.

Community Lunch

Open to everyone. Please call to book. Priory Centre

Mon

12.30-2.00

Wed

12.30-2.00

Fri

1.00-2.30

Contact: 01493 743023

Meet, eat and mingle! Our weekly community lunch is a great excuse to eat out on a budget, taste new recipes and meet new people. Cost: £2.50 adults; £1.50 children (under 12). Book by 12 noon on the preceding Thurs (for the Mon lunch) and by 12 noon on the preceding Wed (Wed & Fri lunch). Please let us know of any food allergies or special dietary requirements at the time of booking. 10


Little Explorers

Contact: 01493 688940

For families with babies to walking age. No need to book - just drop in! Priory Children’s Centre

Mon

1.00-2.00

Seagulls Children’s Centre

Thur

1.00-2.00

Little Explorers is a new group for babies to play and explore in a safe environment which has been planned for their age and development. We provide a variety of resources/toys, including treasure baskets which are full of natural objects with different textures for your baby to explore. There will be a song time for babies, using coloured scarves and puppets to encourage early communicative skills and language development.

New Bodies Exercise Classes Contact Carol: 07796 016411 Cost: £4.50 or £5.00 per class WEEKLY PASS: £11 MONTHLY PASS £40 (to same date the following month) 10 Pre-Paid Classes £40 (can be used at any time) Priory Centre

Mon Wed

Thur

Legs, Bums & Tums/Body Sculpt

5.30-6.15

Easy Step Tums & Bums

6.15-7.15

Easy Step Tums & Bums

5.30-6.15

Power Conditioning

6.15-7.15

Legs, Bums & Tums/Body Sculpt

7.15-8.15

Power Conditioning

5.30-6.15

Easy Step Tums & Bums

6.15-7.15

Fitness Yoga & Pilates

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Outdoor Play

Contact: 01493 688940

For families with pre-school children. No need to book - just drop in! Gordon Road Resource Centre

Tues

1.00-2.30

An opportunity for families to explore and experience the natural world together. Hands-on learning in a natural outdoor space. Free refreshments provided!

Playbase

Contact: 01493 688940

Please note that places at the Seagulls Playbase are limited to 15 families to ensure the safety and quality of this group. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Priory Children’s Centre

Mon

9.30-11.00

Walking age to 5 yrs

Seagulls Children’s Centre

Tues

9.30-11.00

Walking age to 5 yrs

Gordon Road Resource Centre

Wed

9.00-10.30

Ages 0-5 years

Thurs

8.45-10.00

Ages 0-5 years

Hopton CE Primary School

A chance for children to play and explore in a safe and welcoming environment - and an opportunity to meet new friends. Our group is planned around the EYFS, children’s interests and parents’ suggestions. Each session starts with free play, then we finish with a song time. We have lots of toys and resources and each week we provide new experiences such as Gloop, growing cress and play dough. 12


Play Rangers

Contact: 01493 688940

For families with pre-school children. No need to book - just drop in! Please note: there are access restrictions at Seagulls Play Rangers. The gate is open for admittance 1:00-1:15, and is then only reopened at the end of the session at 2:30pm. There is no admittance/exiting during the session for health & safety reasons. Seagulls Children’s Centre

Starts 1st Feb

Wed

1.00-2.30

Exciting new group run by Universal Group volunteers! A chance for families to get outside for some hands on exploration in the Seagulls garden. Search for worms and other minibeasts in the digging pit, water the vegetable garden, create exotic dishes in the mud kitchen or take part in varied outdoor craft activities. Don’t forget to wear old clothes!

Slimming World Open to everyone. Call Claire to find out about current special offers: 07841 870430. Priory Centre

Tues

5.30-9.00pm

Wed

9.00am-1.00pm

Sat

8.30-10.00am

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Speech & Language Therapy Contact: 01493 808630 Drop-in for children aged 5 years & under. Dates and times to be confirmed: please call for details

Worried about your child’s speech, language or communication skills? Drop in for a friendly, informal chat with a Speech and Language Therapist. We are able to offer specialist advice, as well as follow-on appointments if needed. Sessions are around 15-20 mins each. No appointment necessary. We see children on a first-come first-served basis; if our session is full we will ask you to come back on another day.

Story Café

Contact: 01493 688940

For families with pre-school children. Gorleston Library Great Yarmouth Library

Wed

10.00-11.00

Fri

10.00-11.00

A group for children to explore books or crafts and play in a safe and welcoming environment - and an opportunity for children and parents to meet new friends. Our group is planned around the EYFS, children’s interests and parents’ suggestions. Each session starts with a ‘led story’ time, followed by a new activity based on the story, such as painting, collage or junk modelling. Afterwards we sit down for a healthy snack and finish with song time. 14


TinyTalk Baby Signing Classes For families with babies from birth to 18 months. The course is delivered over a 12-week term; you will need to pay in advance, either for the full term (£49.50) or half termly (2 payments of 24.75). Contact Carly to book a place: 07584 327280. Seagulls Children’s Centre

Wed

10.00-11.00

Join the UK’s favourite baby signing classes and help your child learn how to communicate before they can talk. Signing babies are happy babies, able to express their needs, wants and feelings. What does your baby want to tell you? During the first half hour we sing popular nursery rhymes and action songs, incorporating our core signs and exciting sensory activities. The second half hour is social time, when your baby can play with toys and interact with each other, whilst adults chat and relax over refreshments.

Toddle Talk Baby Signing Classes For families with babies from 5 months to 3 years. Cost: £4.50 per session or £24.00 for 6 weeks. Contact Jenny to book a place: 07584 251208. Great Yarmouth Library

Mon

11.15-12.15

Toddle Talk classes can help your child to communicate both before and during speech and language development. The classes are fun and interactive to really reinforce signs. During each class, we use musical instruments, singing and puppets to help make the classes fun. We cover a different topic each week, e.g. Animals, Food and Drink, Everyday Signs. All our teachers are certified in British Sign Language and classes are taught in a relaxed and friendly environment. 15


Programme Priory Children’s Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW Monday Playbase

For children from walking age to 5 years

9.30-11.00

01493 688940

Little Explorers

For families with babies to walking age

1.00-2.00

01493 688940

Pathway to Parenting

Ante natal course for expectant mums (4 x 2hr sessions). Courses start: 9 Jan or 6 Mar. Your Midwife will give you a booking form to complete

1.00-3.00

01493 660090

Just 4 Dads

Book through your Midwife or contact our team directly

1.00-3.30

01493 743004

Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-1.00

07983 959975

Bridge 2 Music

For children from walking to age 5 years. Runs 16 Jan to 31 Mar. Booking essential

9.30-10.15

07762 972032

Bridge 2 Music

For children from walking to age 5 years. Runs 16 Jan to 31 Mar. Booking essential

10.30-11.15

07762 972032

Bridge 2 Music

Music for 0-1 year olds. Runs 16 Jan to 31 Mar. Booking essential

11.30-12.15

07762 972032

Baby Clinic (Drop-in)

For parents with babies aged 0-1 years

1.00-3.30

01493 849260

Bridge 2 Music

All families with pre-school children. Runs 16 Jan to 31 Mar. No need to book but places are limited

1.30-2.15

07762 972032

For parents with babies aged 0-1 years

11.30-1.00

01493 849260

Tuesday

Friday Baby Clinic (Drop-in)

Gordon Road Resource Centre, 119-120 Gordon Road, Gt Yarmouth, NR31 0EW Tuesday Outdoor Play

For families with pre-school children

1.00-2.30

01493 688940

For families with pre-school children

9.00-10.30

01493 688940

Wednesday Playbase

Hopton CE Primary, Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea, NR31 9BT Thursday Playbase 16

For families with pre-school children

8.45-10.00

01493 688940


Seagulls Children’s Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP Monday Ante natal course for expectant mums (4 x 2hr sessions). Courses start: 6 Feb or 3 Apr (dates to be confirmed). Your Midwife will give you a booking form to complete

2.00-4.00

01493 660090

Playbase

For children from walking age to 5 years

9.30-11.00

01493 688940

Beebops Sensory Music & Dance

For children of walking age to 5 years. Cost: £3 per session (one child) or £4.50 (two children). Book online (www.beebopsltd.co.uk) or just come along

1.15-2.00

07934 276167

Beebops Sensory Music & Dance

For families with babies from birth to walking age. Cost: £3 per session (one child) or £4.50 (two). Book online (www.beebopsltd.co.uk) or just come along

2.15-3.00

07934 276167

TinyTalk

12 wk course for families with babies aged 0-18 months. Cost £49.50, payable per term/half term. Pls call to book a place

10.00-11.00

07584 327280

Play Rangers

For families with pre-school children. Starts 1 Feb

1.00-2.30

01493 688940

1.00-3.00

01493 849260

Pathway to Parenting

Tuesday

Wednesday

Baby Clinic (Drop-in) For parents with babies aged 0-1 years

Thursday Bridge 2 Music

For children from walking to age 5 years. Runs 16 Jan to 31 Mar. Booking essential

9.30-10.15

07762 972032

Bridge 2 Music

For children from walking to age 5 years. Runs 16 Jan to 31 Mar. Booking essential

10.30-11.15

07762 972032

Bridge 2 Music

For babies aged 0-1 yrs. Runs 16 Jan to 31 Mar. Booking essential

11.30-12.15

07762 972032

Little Explorers

For families with babies to walking age

1.00-2.00

01493 688940

11.30-12.45

01493 660090

Friday Breastfeeding Workshop

For expectant mums, partners & supporters. 1st Friday of each month

Baby Café

For breastfeeding and expectant mothers

1.00-3.00

01493 660090

Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-5.00

07983 959975

Hopton Village Hall, Station Road, Hopton-on-Sea, NR31 9BE Tuesday Bridge to Music

For families with children aged 0-5 years. Booking essential

1.30-2.15

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Great Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH Monday Bounce & Rhyme

For families with pre-school children

10.30-11.00

01493 842279

Toddle Talk

For families with babies aged 5 mths to 3 yrs. Cost: £4.50 per session or £24 for 6 weeks

11.15-12.15

07584 251208

For families with children aged 0-5 years

10.00-11.00

01493 688940

1.30-2.00

01493 662156

10.00-11.00

01493 688940

Friday Story Café

Gorleston Library, 1 Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6SG Monday Bounce & Rhyme

For families with pre-school children

Wednesday Story Café

For families with 0-5 year olds

Cobholm & Lichfield Resource Centre, Pasteur Road, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0DW Thursday Baby Clinic (Drop-in)

1st Thur of the month. For parents with babies aged 0-1 years

1.00-2.30

01493 849260

Our Venues

Seagulls Children’s Centre Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP

Priory Children’s Centre Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 1NW

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Gordon Road Resource Centre 119-120 Gordon Road, Gt Yarmouth NR31 0EW

Priory Centre Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 1NW

Gorleston Library 1 Lowestoft Road, Gorleston NR31 6SG

Peggotty Road Community Centre Peggotty Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3EF

Hopton Village Hall Station Road, Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9BE

Great Yarmouth Library Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH

Hopton CE Primary School Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9BT 19


Specialist Services

Welcome to PIMHS

Contact: 01493 743004

The Parent Infant Mental Health Support (PIMHS) team is based at the Priory and offers support to parents who would like to build a strong relationship with their children, but may be struggling with low mood, anxiety or depression. Children love to socialise, but it is often difficult to join busy Children’s Centre groups. The PIMHS Team offers a variety of ways to help parents to develop a strong bond with their baby, which is essential for a baby’s emotional wellbeing. Being in tune with your child’s needs creates a safe and secure world for them to explore and grow. If you feel you could benefit from one of the services offered by the PIMHS Team please speak with your Midwife or Health Visitor, who can make a referral for you.

PIMHS One to One Support Contact: 01493 743004 Sometimes it can be hard to join a new group. We can give you one-to-one support on your own or with your baby at home or in the Children’s Centre. If you would like to arrange an appointment please ask your Health Visitor to refer you. If you would like to speak to a member of the team call us at the number above.

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Baby in Mind

Contact: 01493 743004

A 7-week programme for new mums. Tuesdays at the Priory Children’s Centre.

A safe space for mums to think about their baby’s social and emotional needs. The group is a 7-week programme, aiming to provide mums with space to talk about their experiences of being a parent, while learning more about their baby’s growing needs. Brain development, interaction, baby states and crying are explored within the programme.

Baby Massage

Contact: 01493 743004

For babies aged 0-1 year. Sessions run weekly on a Tuesday at the Priory Children’s Centre. Bring along changing mat and towel.

Baby massage can benefit your baby in so many ways: * enhances parent/baby communication * helps parents/babies to relax * may help to improve your baby’s sleep pattern * aids your baby’s digestion and relieves wind and colic * strengthens your baby’s immune system * helps develop muscle tone and coordination.

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Baby Yoga

Contact: 01493 743004

For babies aged 12 weeks to pre-mobile. Runs half termly on a Tuesday at the Priory Children’s Centre. It is beneficial to attend every session and comfortable clothing is recommended.

Baby yoga is done with baby, not to baby, supporting to recognise baby’s cues. Moves are introduced for baby and mum, along with fun songs to aid the release of tension and stress in the body and to calm the mind. Benefits of Baby Yoga: * Promotes relaxation and enhances the bond between baby and parent in a relaxed, calm environment * Helps to settle babies and may enhance sleep patterns * Supports baby’s digestion and relief for colic * Strengthens the physical body and stimulates the senses * Balance and harmony of the body systems

Bump2Baby

Contact: 01493 743004

Weekly group for expectant and new mums with their babies. Takes place on a Tuesday at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Having a new baby can be an emotional time. Bump2Baby is a space for you to think about you and your baby and your future together. You will have the opportunity to talk to other new mums, and mums to be, about your feelings in those first months in a supportive and confidential way.

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Circle of Security

Contact: 01493 743061

A 9-week programme for parents. Starts Tues 17 Jan at the Priory Children’s Centre. A crèche is provided.

Research shows that children are happier, more sociable and have higher self esteem if they have a secure attachment with their parents. As parents, we can help our children to develop this emotional security by understanding what they need at different times. Circle of Security Parenting is an established course that helps parents to better understand how to create a secure attachment with their children.

Exploring Play

Contact: 01493 743004

For children with additional needs aged 0-5. Wednesdays at Gordon Road Resource Centre.

A fun and engaging group which encourages social skill development through play alongside other children. The group is designed to help prepare children for the transition to nursery or school. The sessions focus on social skill development and communication development through planned and varied play sessions.

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Counselling

Contact: 01493 743066

Our counselling service is available for parents at both Priory and Seagulls Children’s Centres.

This service is FREE to parents of 0-8 year olds and delivered by trained counsellors, who have experience and expertise in working with a variety of clients, from diverse backgrounds and with complex needs. The counselling service will provide an initial assessment and, if appropriate, offer 6 sessions, with an option of a further 3-6 sessions in cases of real need. There are a number of ways you can refer into the service: * Pick up a referral form from Priory Children’s Centre * Call our counsellor direct: 01493 743066 * Email: lesley-houghton@gyctrust.co.uk

Just 4 Dads

Contact: 01493 743004

Takes place on a Monday at the Priory Chldren’s Centre. Please book for this group through your Midwife or contact our team directly at the number above.

What does it mean to be a dad? What sort of a dad do you want to be? Ideas about how best to support your partner, your child and yourself in this new chapter of your life.

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Music Nest

Contact: 07762 972032

Music Nest is held in the Priory Music Room. Groups run on Wednesdays for babies aged 0-1 year and children aged 1-5 years.

Music Nest is a small supportive environment and a good starting point for families to gain confidence in attending groups with little ones. The group gives time and space to notice, follow and explore children’s interests in musical/sensory play, delighting in achievements. Some activities are repeated each week, becoming familiar to both parents and child/baby.

Music Therapy

Contact: 01493 743004

For children with additional needs aged 0-5. Weekly sessions available for individuals or groups at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Individual and group sessions are run weekly during term time by a qualified music therapist. Music Therapy helps to improve and develop emotional expression and social interaction through the use of improvised music and song. It focuses on the spontaneous musical communication between children and their parent and adapts to their social needs.

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Play Nest

Contact: 01493 743004

A small group for families with children under 5. Fridays at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Sometimes joining a group can be hard. Play Nest offers a small, friendly, nurturing space for families to gain confidence and build independence. Designed to help with the transition to larger groups, nursery or school.

Treasure Baskets

Contact: 01493 743004

For mums with babies who can sit unsupported. Weekly group takes place on a Thursday at the Priory Children’s Centre .

A small nurturing group which gives you time to enjoy with your baby. Babies love exploring! Treasure baskets are full of interesting natural objects with different feels and textures. Baskets also teach babies about making choices, as it is they who choose which item they would like to play with and we follow their lead.

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NurturePlay Family Sessions (based on Early Attachment & Theraplay® Principles)

Individual sessions for families at the Priory Children’s Centre. Sessions are offered weekly over a set period of time.

Contact: 01493 743004

NurturePlay is based on Early Attachment & Theraplay® Principles. The sessions provide quality time to enjoy and try new experiences together, in a nurturing and safe space. NurturePlay can benefit children with ASD/ ADHD or additional needs. We aim to enhance the relationship between the adult and child, by offering weekly fun sessions, on a set day and time. Theraplay® is a registered service mark of the Theraplay® Institute, Evanson, IL, USA.

Video Interaction Guidance Individual sessions for parents of pre-school children at the Priory Centre.

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is a tool through which we are able to improve the communication within relationships. It works by engaging parents/carers actively in a process of change towards realising their own hopes for a better future in their relationships with their children.

Contact: 01493 743004

Parents are guided to reflect on video clips of their own successful interactions. Looking at what works well can help you to understand each other and build a stronger relationship. 27


If you would like to make a Comment, Suggestion or Complaint The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Children’s Centres work in partnership with local agencies to provide services for children and their families. Some services are provided directly by the Children’s Centre teams. If you have any concerns about these services you should: * First talk to the person who is in charge of the group. He/she will listen carefully and take any action needed straight away. * If you are still not happy you must send your complaint in writing, giving as much detail as possible, to: Andrew Forrest, Executive Director, Great Yarmouth Community Trust, Calthorpe House, 8 Alexandra Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2HW. * The Executive Director’s decision on any complaint is final and is given after consultation with the Trustees. You will be notified of any proposed action within 14 days. Your legal rights: None of the above affects your legal rights and, if you are still unhappy, you can seek advice from a solicitor or the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. 28


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Children's Centre Programme Spring 2017  
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