Parents want the best for their children, to see them thrive and enjoy their childhood, but being a parent isn’t always easy. Around three-quarters of parents say they want information and support so that they can be calm and confident when creating their happy home.
Most parents attend antenatal classes but why stop there? There are some amazing sources of advice and support out there, and we want to help parents find it and enjoy it. That’s why we are giving over 50,000 parents in Camden, Middlesbrough and High Peak in Derbyshire a voucher worth £100 to spend with the CANparent classes and advice network.
Parents can choose from a range of different options to suit them and their lifestyle – from online support to local groups. They can find the time and place to learn about what really matters to them and share advice on what really works.
How will it work?
Mums, dads and other important carers of children aged five and under in the three areas will be offered a voucher worth £100 to pay for support. The vouchers will be available through local Boots stores and people working in local children’s centres, GP surgeries, play associations and other relevant roles.
Parents can redeem their vouchers from an assured list of local providers. To find out more about the providers and the range of parenting classes that are available to them locally, parents can visit www.canparent.org.uk or telephone 0845 601 5833.
Outside the trial area
If you’re outside the trial area and would like to know more about parenting provision in your area visit the Family Strategic Partner website.
What does the trial mean for the early year sector?
All those who come into contact with parents in their work are vital ambassadors for this trial, ensuring as many parents as possible are supported in their job of raising happy and confident children.
Organisations can help by telling parents about the offer and giving them a voucher.
To find out more about the trial and to sign up to become a distribution partner, please visitwww.canparent.org.uk