Early Years Programme

Our Aim

The Early Years Programme aims to help parents identify the safety concerns that may arise with young children and learn how to overcome them.

How it Works

Lifeskills' realistic scenarios provide a unique and interesting environment in which to discuss relevant safety issues and share each other’s experiences. This could be deciding which types of food they should be buying for their children at the supermarket, how to how teach their family road safety skills or how to react in a house fire.

Who Can Use the Centre

Children’s Centre staff must train to use the Centre before visiting with groups of parents. This allows each visit to be tailored to specific needs and tackle the health or safety issues that are most relevant to each group.

Training to Use the Centre

If you work for a Children’s Centre and would like more information on our training courses, please call 0117 9224511.

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Bookings to use the Centre must be made by calling Lifeskills on 0117 9224511

All visits are free of charge but you will need to arrange your own transport to and from the Centre. Groups should be no larger than 5 or 6 people (due to limited space on some scenarios) and can only attend if they are accompanied by a member of staff who has trained to use the Centre.

Where possible we would suggest that children are not brought on the visit as it may be distracting for parents. In particular, we would ask that children of around 9-11yrs old are not brought on the visit as it will detract from their Year 6 school trip. If you need to bring children with you, please note that you will be responsible for looking after them. We have no additional staff, facilities or resources within Lifeskills to cater for children.

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