Steps Ahead

A new Project for babies and children born between March 2020 and March 2022

A new project to be launched by the county council in April 2022 will target the county’s most disadvantaged areas, to provide additional support for families with babies and toddlers born during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project aims to reduce the impact and consequences of lockdown on babies and toddlers born between March 2020 and March 2022 and their families/carers, by providing enhanced opportunities across the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Gloucestershire. Services will run primarily in and around children and family centres across the county, offering focused programmes, tailored group and individual support for families who have been impacted by the COVID – 19 pandemic.

Cotswolds information and timetable to follow shortly

First Steps Group – For babies born between March 2020 and March 31st 2022
Toddler Time – For toddlers who are confidently walking
Stay and Play – For children under 5 and their siblings
Targeted Family Time – By invitation only. For families with support needs and children under 5

Many of these sessions will be supported by the Health Visiting Team will be on hand to give advice and offer development checks.
More information about their role in the Steps Ahead project can be found here: Learn More

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Rolling Programme of groups will include:

Best Start Groups

Workshops on topics such as tantrums, play, routines and separation

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Steps Ahead support in other areas

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Gardners Lane Children and Family Centre, Gardners Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 9JW