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Here's what some of our parents say
Time Out has been very helpful for me. I first met Julie when I was at a very low point in my life. I'd forced myself to a local stay and play group but felt uncomfy and when Julie mentioned Time Out I was nervous but went along. Now 5 months later I'm so glad I did. I really enjoy Time Out meetings and feel as though I've made new friends and it helps me to get out of the house. I'm very grateful Julie asked me to come along."
Time Out has given me an opportunity to meet other Mum’s whilst not just being a mum. Without Time Out I wouldn't have the chance on a Monday of adult conversation other than preschool drop off which helps to reduce my low moods and keeps me feeling positive. Time Out also gives me opportunities to do things I wouldn't necessarily do at home building up my skills. Thank you!”
Stay and Play made for a very smooth progression into playgroup. My children have learnt to share and try new experiences that as a mum I didn't have the skills or knowledge to teach them. - Mum (attending Stay and Play)
Allow me to thank you sincerely for all your wonderful work and support!!! I honestly hope that we will use what we have learned to equip us in dealing better with future challenges!! With a positive attitude and willingness to do what is best for my daughter. I am hoping that I will grow to better fulfil my role as parent! So thank you for all that you have done and contributing to my life.” - Dad (after using the Contact Centre)
I believe C attending crèche from an early age and being socialized with other children and adults has had a long term impact on her development. I feel if she was not provided with this opportunity to be away from me then history could have repeated itself and I would have seen her become really shy and struggled to talk to others just like I did as a child. C is naturally shy but this has not stopped her confidence and independence from growing which can only benefit her later in life. I would like to thank all the crèche staff who have looked after C for what they have done as not only have they looked after her needs and made her happy, they have also made a difference to her future." - Mum
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