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We work with lots of other professionals, so even if we cannot help directly we can often introduce you to someone else who can. 1st Place can also help you gain more skills so that you can support your child as they develop and learn, though our fun play learning activities or sessions run by health services. We help parents prepare for work or higher education though a range of courses and employment advice. We will look after your child in our on-site crèche while you attend training or advice services.
We all know the early years of a child’s life are the most important phase of their development. That’s why 1st Place provides lots of opportunities for you and your child to learn through play, from birth to when they go to nursery or school. There is no need to book for these sessions – just drop in! Keep checking this page because new activities and events are planned every term. And remember, our Chumleigh site has a Sensory Room and a huge covered sandpit (Bananas on the Beach) open for you, free of charge, every Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.
If you are a parent with a child under five years of age, looking for the chance to develop your skills and knowledge, 1st Place can help. From English classes to parenting courses, there are always courses or training opportunities to develop your skills in supporting your child or to help you return to work or education. We also provide free childcare when you attend.
Bringing up children is not easy and all parents struggle at times. Whatever the issue, we will try to help. We know that sometimes all you need is a friendly face and a listening ear while, at other times, you may need some expert help to move forward. As well as having our own Family Support team, at 1st Place we work with a range of local professionals who can provide advice and support.
So if you’re feeling stressed, worried or down call Elena the Family Support Manager on 0207 740 8070 for more information.
During the summer holidays, we have a special programme of activities.
Our term-time timetable for Sept – Dec 2018 can be found below: