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Big Hopes Big Future
Big Hopes Big Future is a programme that recognises the importance of a positive early home learning environment for children’s development.
Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh are excited to announce the start of the Big Hope Big Future (BHBF) project in Edinburgh. Zoe Powell, the newest member of the team, is coordinating the project with the aim of supporting families and their children through the ever-challenging transition between home and formal learning.
Volunteers will receive additional BHBF training as well as the taking part in the volunteer Preparation Course. They will work alongside parents to support children in a home learning environment.
The focus will be on the social, emotional and language development as well as daily living skills that children need to reach their full potential.
Other Home-Start schemes that are bringing BHBF to families have reported a significant improvement in ‘school readiness’ indicators.
If interested, Zoe is currently recruiting new volunteers to take part in this innovative project and is happy to answer any questions about getting involved.
Telephone: 0131 553 7819
Mobile: 07391 701 521
These run weekly at Home-Start Leith & North East (HSLNEE) and are by invitation, after referral
- Stay & Play Family Group in partnership with Dr Bell’s Family Centre
- PEEP ‘Babies’ Group
- Baby Massage
Home-Start Leith is always actively recruiting home-visiting volunteers for the next Volunteer Preparation Course.
People who have parenting experience and are available to support a family for two hours each week are welcome to pop in to our Leith Walk office, phone or e-mail for more information.
Contact Us to find out when our next Preparation Course for home-visiting volunteers will start.