My name is Nicola Collinson, I like to be known as Nicky.
Just to give you a little information about myself.
I am married and have 3 children.
I have been working in childcare and education for the past 16 years.
I started working in a local primary school where I set up a breakfast club for children and families, I also supported lunch time cover and support in the classrooms. I then moved on to Early Years Education and have worked in 3 nursery settings as a manager since 2006.
I am looking forward to meeting parents/carers and children to support you throughout your time at St Stephens Junior School.
Telephone: 01454 867175
Some examples of areas in which I can support parents are:
https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net (NSPCC Encouraging Better Behaviour)
www.nspcc.org.uk/services (Listening to Children)
www.familylives.org.uk/advice/primary/behaviour/positive-discipline/ (Family Lives – Discipline)
Divorce and Separation
Health and Well-being
www.otrbristol.org.uk (Off the record – mental health for 11-25 year olds)
iapt-sglos.awp.nhs.uk/ (Talking Therapies for adults)
sites.southglos.gov.uk/mind-you/ (Mental Health and wellbeing for young people)
www.mind.org.uk/ (Mental Health Charity)
youngminds.org.uk (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)
www.southglos.gov.uk/mental-wellbeing/anxiety-toolkit/ (South Gloucestershire anxiety toolkit)
www.eric.org.uk/ (Children’s bowel and bladder charity)
www.macmillan.org.uk (Support for dealing with cancer)
www.nhs.uk/change4life (fun ideas to help children to eat well and keep healthy)
www.cruse.org.uk/ (Bereavement care and advice)
www.winstonswish.org/ (Help for grieving children)
rainbowcentre.org.uk/ (Help for children and their families suffering from the effects of a life threatening illness or death)
www.carerssupport.org.uk (Help for carers of any age)
www.supportiveparents.org.uk (Support with SEND for parents, children and young people)
www.resoundbristol.co.uk (Foodbank, parent Buddies, parental Support)
www.bournefamilyproject.org (Foodbank, parenting advice, play therapies)
kingsmeadowflat.org.uk/ (Local support services for parents and play schemes)