Parent Champions for Home Learning
How does it work?
Parent Champions are parent volunteers who give a few hours a week to talk to other local parents about the services you offer to families. Parent Champions for Home Learning support parents to find out more about the benefits of home learning, how they can learn at home with their child and how to engage with local services that can support them. Parent Champions are often out and about in the local community, reaching parents in playgrounds, markets, libraries, community events and local play groups.
Why Parent Champions?
Parent Champions can have some of the same experiences and backgrounds as the parents that you would like to engage. Being parents themselves, they are able to share their own positive experiences in a relatable, trusted and informal way. They can use their own positive experience of learning at home with their child to support other parents to do the same, and give simple ideas of activities that can help children’s learning.
Parent Champions for Community Connections focusses on reducing isolation and loneliness among parents of children under 5.
Parent Champions for the two-year-old free childcare offer supports parents eligible for free childcare to find out about, engage with and access this service to improve outcomes for themselves and their children.
Parent Champions for SEND focus on what specialist support is available locally and nationally, understand the barriers families often face in accessing services, and are able to offer practical solutions.
Parent Champions for Resilient Families focuses on supporting families less likely to access early education and local services due to complex and multiple needs.