Dear Parent & Carers,
Following the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday 18th March 2020, it has become necessary to close schools and limit gatherings of people. To ensure the safety of parents, children and members of staff we will not be delivering any group sessions. We are aware that this is a difficult time for families and our teams are committed to offer support and guidance where we can.
Below are some links that offer guidance to parents on how to talk to your children about COVID 19 and some useful learning sites that you might find helpful in the coming days of self-isolation.
We will be updated by the Department of Education and Southwark as to how best to support families in this unprecedented time. Please look at our website for information regarding services that might be available to you. Alternatively look at https://www.southwark.gov.uk/
https://www.southwark.gov.uk/engagement-and-consultations/covid-support/covid-19-what-can-you-do-to-help or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for information.
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Amaze – information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/
The Youth Sport Trust (Healthy Movers) has also made resources available to support teachers, parents and carers to continue with Physical Education and Active Play while children are at home instead of school – https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources- https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0
In an emergency please call 07887499910 or 07484081877 or 07741631755.
Interim Strategic Hub Lead
At Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Children’s Centre, you’ll find a wide range of activities and information on childcare, family support and family health, training opportunities and other support for families with children under five.
We offer a variety of interactive activities, advice and services across several sites throughout the Bermondsey & Rotherhithe area, enabling parents and parents-to-be to provide the best possible start in life for their children. Come and join out FREE play sessions to aid your child’s development, meet other parents and have fun!
Maybe you are interested in our adult learning programme which includes functional skills classes. A crèche is available for some courses. Please contact our team to find out more.
So come along and join us!
We look forward to seeing you soon.
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