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February 27 2015

PROVIDING free support for families with children under the age of five is Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children's Centre.

PROVIDING free support for families with children under the age of five is Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children's Centre.

The service, based in Horfield, reaches families living in the Bishopston area and beyond and helps helps parents through difficult times, providing one-to-one support and training sessions on a wide range of topics.

Parents are able to meet other families with children of a similar age, and pick up ideas on how to improve the health and happiness of their own family.

Staff members are also on hand to speak with - in confidentially - about particular issues.

Different activities are held every day at the centre, such as baby clinics, 'Stay and Play' toddler sessions, and groups for parents with English as a second language.

The team also works in partnership with several groups already operating in Bishopston, including Noah's Ark in Cairns Road, where they run a termly Saturday morning dad's club.

They also visit and support local toddler groups and are available at the Brynland Avenue Baby Clinic for advice and help.

Trained staff can give baby massages and breast feeding support, as well as visit the family's home.

The centre has two lead teachers who support and provide free training for all the nurseries, pre-schools and reception class teachers in Bishopston.

Despite the service being free of charge, the support team are calling on parents to fill out a registration form in order for them to continue to receive funding.

Register online at www.bristol.gov.uk/form/register-childrens-centre. For more information contact 0117 377 2680, filtonaveuen@bristol.gov.uk, or visit www.filtonavenue.org.


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