|To mark the third National Parents Week (21-27 October) Rutland County Councilís Early Years Team will be holding three ĎAdvice Centresí to provide information to parents on what is available for them and their children in Rutland. |
The advice centres will be held outside three Supermarkets in the Oakham area between 11am and 3pm on the following days:
Tuesday 22 October at Somerfield
Wednesday 23 October at Tesco
Thursday 24 October eXtra
Early Years staff will be present at the advice centres to give information on child care, job opportunities and training available in Rutland and to answer any queries parents may have. They will also have copies of leaflets and literature that residents can take away.
In addition, the Mobile Toy Library will be at the eXtra and Tesco venues with toys and membership forms for parents to join.
The colourful Ford Transit Van, sponsored by Colin Easson of Cottesmore, is bursting with toys, games and musical instruments to cater for every stage of the childís development both educationally and socially up to the age of 14, including toys for children with additional needs.
Parents Week is the national awareness week for parents and families, and is co-ordinated by the National Family and Parenting Institute. Its aims are to put family issues on the national agenda, to recognise the value and importance of being a parent, to make Britain more family-friendly, and to provide a public focus for the many groups working with and for parents.
The week will see community events taking place nationally to highlight the needs and concerns of parents and children. And for the first time this year, schools are taking part in Parents Week, encouraging pupils to focus on their own images of families, and organising events to link up with parents and local people.
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start: Thursday 17 October 2002