The past month has been busy at A Better Start Southend, despite the school holidays. We’ve had over 20 events over the period as well as regular sessions for projects such as our Group-Based Breastfeeding Support.

We’ve had a number of stay and play events at children’s centres, messy play days and sports days, Let’s Talk events such as Speech at the Beach or Magic of Stories as well as Parent Engagement events. One of these Parent Engagement events in August saw Shoebury’s very first ABSS Dad’s Takeover Day at Shoebury Fire Station! The event, organised by Parent Champion Scott, welcomed 45 people to enjoy a day of activities, face painting, games and refreshments with dads being in charge!

The Dad’s Takeover Day was Scott’s first experience at organising an event, with his hard work shining through to help make the event a real success; three new dads signed to the programme as well as one new mum. Feedback was very complimentary too, with comments such as; “There was something for everyone; football, arts and crafts and dressing up. Really great!”

Though the school holidays may be over, we have a range of activities and courses in September and beyond, be sure to check them out on our events page.

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