We have recently updated the St Edmund’s Timetable on groups and courses, please make sure you have the correct copy.
Please take a look at our display boards in the corridor. The board is packed full of information on groups and activities we have here at the Centre, also information on local events and health information.
Please don’t forget about the awareness sessions that run every Monday. The sessions are “Toddlers and toilets”, “Weaning and fussy eaters”, “Look who’s talking”, “Well child and strong child”. Some of the sessions are delivered by health visitors. Crèche is provided for all the sessions.
Dad’s engagement and sharing good practice
As part of an area wide initiative to improve children’s centre’s engagement with dads, we have been involved in a steering group with other local children’s centres to share good practice and resources to run events and activities for dads across Bradford West.
Saturday 10th of November marked the first in a series of road show events which will be going around 8 local children’s centres and offering a range of activities for dads and children to get involved in. Imran went along to help out at the event which took place at Farnham and was joined by Mo and Zakaria who also took their children along. The event was well attended and purposeful in two ways. Firstly for the dads and children who really enjoyed making paper aeroplanes and kites, to playing games with parachutes etc. They were also offered a free swim at Richard Dunns for sharing some suggestions on how to improve the services to cater for dads. Secondly for the children’s centres to be able to come together and ask dads how we can better engage with them. We found ourselves often being asked for advice and suggestions on how the day should run and this was nice because people appreciated the effort that has happened for dads at St Edmund’s over the past few years. When asked for the secret ingredient to engaging with dads, our response was that we don’t really have one and in fact this is an ongoing learning process and more importantly that we are lucky to have committed fathers at St Edmund’s who have driven this vision forward and continue to do so.read more