Our aims are to:

~ Build up the confidence of parents.
~ Provide a welcoming & enjoyable environment for parents and their children.
~ Reduce loneliness by offering friendship & support.
~ Make parents aware of the help that is available.
~ Help parents learn about the health & well-being of themselves & their children.
~ Encourage parents to support each other.
~ Offer a range of courses, some of which lead to a qualification.
~ Provide a safe & stable environment for the children.
~ Promote speech & language development.
~ Welcome individuals without judgement or discrimination but with respect & equality.
~ Continually seek further improvement.
~ Work in co-operation with parents regarding the needs of their children.
~ Develop speech & language with resources including Makaton & regular singing activities.
~ Offer a safe, nurturing environment where children feel happy & secure.
~ Help children by POSITIVELY encouraging & enhancing all their development.
~ Work with children's individual needs.
~ Provide a healthy snack for the children.

~ We are individual.
~ We are interactive.
~ We have fun.
~ We can get messy.
~ We sing & play musical instruments.
~ We use Makaton.
~ We have stories.
~ We are creative
~ We are active.
~ We are constructive.
~ We are respected.

Quotes from families:
· I believe I would not be here today
· I have been able to bond with my child
· I have more confidence
· I am not alone
· I am listened to and not judged
· I am a better parent
· I really struggled before I came her
· I have learnt so much
· Your support has been amazing
"Supporting Families = Flourishing Futures"
The Avenue Centre
Registered Charity No. 800817
The Avenue Centre provides family support for parents with birth to pre-school age children.