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South Worcestershire Parenting & Community Development

WANDS (Droitwich)

WANDS (Droitwich)

Welcome to WANDS where you can discover more about the activities, services and information we offer including links to useful websites.

We offer the following services at WANDS Centre. Please choose from one of the following selections:

 

Adult Learning Courses

South Worcestershire Parenting & Community Development work closely with Worcestershire County Council who provide Adult learning courses around the County.

You can find more information on their courses here.

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Antenatal clinics


Antenatal clinics are held at your local children's centre for advice and support throughout your pregnancy.

For further information please contact WANDS on 01905 827391.

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Child Health clinics

Free and informal drop-in health clinics run by health visitors, supported by your children's centre team and local volunteers. For parents and carers of children aged 0 to 3 years old.

  • Make it easy for you to access health advice and information
  • Help you to meet other local parents and make friends
  • Provide opportunities for your baby/toddler to explore and socialise with others.

For further information please contact WANDS on 01905 827391.

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Dads and Male Carers

Our aim is for dads and other male carers to feel comfortable attending all of our centre groups and services. Our Centres provide a warm welcome to all dads and male carers.

For further information please contact WANDS on 01905 827391..

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Family Support 

We work very closely with Worcestershire County Councils Targetted Family Support team. Family Support Workers can be allocated to your family to support with a number of difficulties you may experiencing at home with your child or young person. If you think you would benefit from a support worker, please call the Family Front Door on 01905 822666.

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Groups for Parents

We know that being a Parent isn't always easy and unfortunately our children and young people don't arrive with a handbook. Our FREE groups for Parents can help with providing advice and support on; Behaviour management strategies, developing closer relationship with your child / teenager, Consequences and boundaries, exploring feelings and emotions, building confidences and self esteem and Play & stimulation. You can find out more about our groups for parents here

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Parenting Support

Action for Children are joining the dots for parents with easy to access advice from our under-fives team. We'll also signpost you to local services, and the best parenting apps and websites.

dots.actionforchildren.org.uk

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Birth & Beyond

Birth & Beyond is a 4 week transition to parenthood session for parents to be and their partners. Relaxed, informal group providing activity based learning and information.

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Speech and Language

Speech and Language Therapists work in our Centres to offer advice and information on all aspects of children's communication to parents, carers and Centre staff. They can be available to chat informally to parents and carers who are concerned about their child's talking and if necessary can discuss referring a child for speech and language therapy. A Communication Support Worker may also be available to assist the Therapists.

For further information please contact WANDS on 01905 827391.

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 WANDS Nursery

  

Childcare is available on site through WANDS Day Nursery who are an independent day nursery where 15 and 30 hours free funding is available. Please note WANDS Day Nursery is not affiliated to Action for Children.

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