St Chad’s Cathedral, Grimshaw Room, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham B4 6EU
Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 10.30 – 3.00pm.
ENTRY FREE but booking essential
This year’s FAMILIAS Friends’ Event is a must for anyone interested in supporting families during the early years, engaging with young families in a toddler group setting, or with a passion for encouraging, enriching and supporting family life. Guest speaker Dr Samantha Callan is a researcher and policy expert in early years and early intervention and Chairman in Residence at the Centre for Social Justice. Also speaking will be Joanna Gordon teacher and Founder Director of the inspirational church-based parent and toddler organisation Daniel’s Den; and Katja Babei, former M&FL Adviser for Portsmouth Diocese, who helped to set up a toddler group in her local Catholic parish, now in its ninth successful year.
Community based toddler groups are one of a number of proven services which help parents to provide their children with the essential social and emotional security they will need for the rest of their lives.