Best Start Communities Count is a project here to support families of all shapes and sizes. We aim to strengthen communities and build resilience by implementing a whole family approach in everything we do.
We run 15 parent and toddler groups sessions every week during term-time, serving approximately 1,000 children each year for families in
• Norfolk Park/Arbourthorne
• Darnall/Tinsley, Shiregreen/Brightside
• We are also expanding into Gleadless Valley and Southey.
During the school holidays we provide activities for the whole family which also include a healthy free meal. We also have craft groups and family daytrips.
We provide training for volunteers and employ qualified Early Years Practitioners who are present at all our groups. We are there to nurture the development of both the children and adults attending.
We firmly believe that developing positive relationships between parents/carers and their children is a priority for enabling children to reach their fullest potential. Parental mental health and wellbeing is important to us and we know it can impact of the quality of those relationships which is why we focus on them.
We don’t want parents/carers to feel lonely. Anyone is welcome, always.
You can find out more about on the below Facebook pages;
• Manor Castle Norfolk Park Arbourthorne Communities Count
• Darnall Tinsley Communities Count
• Shiregreen Brightside Communities Count