Parenting Track

Parenting track train

All parents who live in York and are registered with the children’s centres will be invited to come to six Parenting Track stops in their child’s first two years. Starting in pregnancy, and every few months after your baby is born, you will be sent a letter, text or e-mail asking you to come to a children’s centre and find out what to expect at the key ages and stages of your child’s first two years.

Each “stop” will be delivered on a monthly basis and you will receive advice and information specifically relevant to the development of your child, in a fun and interactive session.

There will be Health Visitors or Early Years staff on site to give you Information; advice and support, as well as a chance for you to meet other parents and for your child to play with other children.

If you have recently changed your email address or mobile number please let us know so that we can ensure we have your up-to-date contact details.

Antenatal parenting stop

This session provides information for all expectant parents about what to expect when you’re baby arrives. A short film gives you tips on how to cope, as well as how to enjoy your baby from the very beginning. Parents will find out what happens in a Children’s Centre and meet the staff as well as other expectant parents.

3 month parenting stop

A practical session offered by the health visiting and children’s centre teams for parents with three month old babies which offers advice and support about parenting and child health information including preparing for weaning your baby at six months.

6 month parenting stop

A session to offer advice, support and information about making your home a safe place for your child.

9 month parenting stop

A fun interactive session exploring how you can support and understand your child's speech, language and communication development.

15 month parenting stop

Come to find out about ‘Five-a-day for learning & development’. This will include ideas for simple, practical activities to enjoy with your child each day, which will support their learning and development.

2 year health review

An exciting play session with the opportunity to discuss your child’s health and development with a heath visitor and children’s centre staff.

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