"'Sleep tight' and '1,2,3 magic' course delivered by Sure Start, Kilton, Worksop"

About: Prospect Kilton Children's Centre

(as a parent/guardian),

As a course wasn't due to start for some time and due to the age of my youngest both courses were delivered in the home. As we have 2 children, our youngest has had problems sleeping since birth as is under the hospital for this. His consultant advised we needed to do the sleep tight course. This was so beneficial and has given us the tools to address his lack of sleeping, wind down time etc.. From there it was recommended by our family support worked that I now did the '1, 2, 3 Magic' course (again delivered in my home) as my eldest had behaviour issues (only when at home).

This course has improved our relationship so much (although we both have blips from time to time) and how to handle it and not get drawn into an argument etc. I would definitely recommend both these courses to anyone who has either issues with their children. Don't be put off by the term 'family support worker' as I was initially and refused help. If the consultant hadn't insisted we do the 'Sleep Tight' course I would never have sought the help from Sure Start as I saw the title as being associated with Social Services. It was only when I started doing the course and got to know the Family Support Worker that this was not the case. They are there to help all people with children whatever their backgrounds (we both work full time).

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

Being signposted to the right advice at the right time can make all the difference. It is great to hear that the support is benefitting you and your children. It is also really important to us that parents share their experiences. We are aware that many families need to hear from others who have been supported to truly trust that the support is there to help them. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and others.

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