About Cardiff Flying Start Parenting Services
Being a parent can bring joy and happiness as well as challenges, at times. The aim of Cardiff Flying Start Parenting Services is to work in partnership with families living in Cardiff to improve parenting confidence and skills, strengthen relationships and nurture well-being and resilience.
Through parenting positively and building meaningful relationships, parents can help raise healthy children, develop a more calm and peaceful household, with fewer arguments and conflicts. Research tells us that children who grow up with positive parenting are more likely to:
- Do better at school
- Have better relationships with family members and friends
- Have higher self-esteem and confidence
- Have fewer behavioural issues
- Be able to manage their emotions better
Cardiff Flying Start will work with your family individually or in a group with other families. Some programmes can work with you individually in your home or in a local meeting place. Groups are run across Cardiff in venues such as schools and hubs. Our team work to ensure these are inviting and welcoming environments,which are accessible to all. Our team are happy to work in schools and community venues in your area. Groups usually run during term-time. If you have any concerns about being able to access a venue, please talk to us. We are happy to make adjustments to meet your access needs.
All our group programmes are led by members of the Cardiff Flying Start Team who are fully trained in all the programmes we deliver and experienced in working with parents, children and young people.
Within groups there will be other parents/carers. If our team are working with you individually in your home or in a community setting, you will be working with one or two members of our team.
Wherever possible,we provide an on-site crèche for children under the age of 8. These are staffed by qualified staff and are also fully funded (no cost to you). Please make sure you contact us in advance to reserve your place. If you have a baby attending the crèche and you would like to breastfeed during the group,we can support you.
We also provide drinks & healthy snacks.