Bristol Early Years is committed to establishing equal partnerships with parents and carers, recognising that respectful, sustained relationships with families promote the well-being and life chances of children.
The core purpose of our Children Centre services
To improve outcomes for young children and their families with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged families, in order to :
- reduce inequalities in child development
- improve parenting aspirations, self-esteem and parenting skills
- improve child and family health and life chances.
The principles and beliefs underpinning our work recognize the developmental nature of partnerships with families, where both parent and practitioner contribute their own expertise and knowledge of the child. The NQIN ‘Principles for Engaging with Families’ documen (see below) provides a guiding framework to improve and evaluate our work.
This section of the website will focus on the development and quality improvement of practice relating to engagement with families, highlighting current research activity and capturing examples of outstanding practice.