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Sat November 18th

There are still some (free!) tickets left for this event on Monday. If you have an interest in making sure our young children grow up in the best place Jersey can be, come along and add your opinions. Please share with anyone who may be interested 😊

A magical event: Turning Ideas into OpportunitiesNov 20, 1:00pmSt Paul's JerseyA magical event: Turning Ideas to Opportunities

In 2016 the Early Years and Childhood Partnership (EYCP) ran a highly successful Festival of Ideas.
You are now invited to come along to an event which will engage you in turning ideas into opportunities for children and families in Jersey.

There are 2 identical events to accomodate your schedule, please choose tickets for either 1:00pm - 3:30pm or 6:00pm - 8:30pm.
In advance the EYCP is asking prospective parents, parents and family members connected with young children 3 quick questions to help see what their priorities are. It would be brilliant if you could complete the survey and circulate this link as widely as possible.

I look forwards to seeing you.

Dr Cathy Hamer
Chair - Early Years and Childhood Partnership
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A magical event: Turning Ideas into Opportunities

Thu November 16th

Do you fancy being a running Santa? 🎅🏻

Santa Fun RunDec 3, 10:00amWaterfront
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Santa Fun Run

Wed November 15th

Meet our new Family Support Workers, a team of people who can help parents with everyday family problems. They are now now up and running and welcoming queries.

They have been recruited by the Education Department to support mums, dads and carers who need advice on a range of challenges. The team are part of a new drive by the States to make sure families get advice as early as possible so that problems do not get worse.

Debbie Key, head of the parenting, family support and participation service, said: “We know that being a parent can be rewarding and enjoyable, but it is not always easy and sometimes the challenges of parenting can feel overwhelming. The chances are we will all need support at some point in our lives, whether this comes from family, friends or professionals. Our Family Support Workers can provide advice and support to families when it is needed.”

The team can support with parents before birth, with children and teenagers up to the age of 19, assisting with a wide range of issues from disrupted sleep, morning and evening routines or managing behaviour better, reducing family conflict, to coping with bereavement, job loss or parents’ separation.

Family Support Worker Christine Papworth explained: “We understand how difficult family life can sometimes be and we’re here to help people through it. Parents often have concerns about their child and need someone to turn to who isn’t a teacher or part of their child’s school. They can now come to us. We work with parents to help them understand their child’s needs and make positive changes to their family lives.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s a large or small concern, we welcome all parents. Our door is open. We aim help them provide a home environment where children and young people feel safe so that they can overcome challenges together.”

The Family Support Workers have been funded from the money set aside to respond to the recommendations of the Jersey Independent Care Inquiry.

Education Minister Deputy Rod Bryans said: “Supporting families has been one of the four priorities in education because we know that if children feel secure and happy at home they will come to school ready to learn and engage. This is an important new service for families because it has been a missing link and will help solve home problems at an early stage so that children can get the most from their education.”

• Parents can contact Family Support Workers through their child’s schools in the first instance or can contact the team through the Education Department on 449399.
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Sun November 12th

The search is on for Variety - the Children's Charity of Jersey Young Star of the Year. The categories are Courage, Community, Carer, Sports, Arts and Academia. Forms available online at www.varietystar.org.je. Autism Jersey have had some amazing young people win over the years. Get nominating! ... See MoreSee Less

Sun November 12th

Our first Earsay Xmas signing choir practice session is this Wednesday! Hope to see lots of you.

St Patrick’s Church Hall, St Clements Inner Road (parking at FB fields, then walk next door) from 7.30 – 8.30pm
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Sun November 12th


It's all go at the Mont a L'abbe School Christmas Bazaar! Gingerbread men and Stocking Sweets selling fast - almost all our coasters have gone too! Here until 3.30pm!

See you soon!!
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Sun November 12th

It's today 😃Support the Mont a l'abbe school Christmas fayre today from 11.30am. Lots of Genuine Jersey gifts & produce throughout the school. Jersey Mencap have a stand in the sports hall & we're selling art merchandise designed by artists from Taking Part Making Art. Proceeds from sales will go directly back into this creative project which has been supporting adults with a learning disability for 10 years in Jersey. ... See MoreSee Less

Its today 😃