"How Harworth and Bircotes Children's Centre helped me and my son"

About: Harworth & Bircotes Children's centre

(as a parent/guardian),

I started going to our children's centre in 2011 with my son, going to stay n play. Once I got to know the staff I started doing courses, at one point I was doing 3 a week because I trusted the workers to take care of my son in creche. This helped prepare my son to go to school, he has lots of confidence and socialises well with other children. Then I started volunteering in creche and other sessions. I then was asked if I wanted to do childcare level 2, when I completed that 5 month later I started my level 3, the staff were amazing to me, supported me when I was struggling n ready to quit. I carried on and completed it, when job opportunities came up they are always there to help whether its practice interviews or just someone to talk to. They have always had so much faith in me and believed in me. I am so grateful to each member of their team, thankyou 😊

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Response from Sally Penn, District Manager (Bassetlaw), Children's Centres, County Health Partnerships

What a fabulous story! You have obviously taken advantage of the opportunities offered to you and both you and your son are going from strength to strength.

Its great to hear that the support you have received from the Centre has been just what you needed when you needed it. It can be difficult to study when raising a little one, so well done on persevering, you should be proud of your achievements. We wish you every success for the future.

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