Having childcare places available is not enough if parents don't know about it. That's where Parent Champions come in.
Since 2007, Parent Champions have been filling information gaps between parents and the support services available to them.
How a pregnant mother went from volunteering to landing a paid job.
For vulnerable families, access to information, advice and support can make the difference between flourishing or falling through the net.
Parent Champions Tower Hamlets are diversifying how they use the Parent Champions model to reach more parents.
As part of the Family and Childcare Trust's on going support to local Parent Champions schemes, we deliver a range of free workshops to members of the Parent Champions National Network. We post our upcoming workshops here.
Resources and tools
Members of the Parent Champions National Network get free access to the latest resources and tools developed by the Family and Childcare Trust.
You must be logged in with your Parent Champions scheme's user account to access these. Learn more about setting up a Parent Champions scheme.
Setting up your scheme
Setting up your Parent Champions scheme flyer
A flyer about the benefits of setting up a local Parent Champions scheme.
Initiating your scheme
A certificate to personalise and give to Parent Champions volunteers upon completion of the Parent Champions volunteer training.
Volunteer start form
A data monitoring form to help track the progress of Parent Champions volunteers.
Delivering your scheme
Event sign up sheet
Parent Champions can use this sheet at events to collect details of parents who request further information.
Volunteer journal template
A sample journal entry for coordinators to use when tracking the progress of their volunteers.
Sustaining your scheme
Monthly monitoring report template
An excel spreadsheet for coordinators to use to record the data collected by Parent Champions on a monthly basis. This helps to complete the quarterly surveys.