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Oakley Vale Primary school

Strong Start

Click here to access help and support from Strong Start if you have a young child under 5

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Advice and support

The Strong Start Team can provide group or individual advice and support for families. ‚Äč

They can work with families on the following subjects:

  • Safe sleep and sleep routines
  • Introducing solids
  • Toileting
  • Behaviour linked to ages and stages
  • School readiness
  • Speech development
  • Oral health
  • Keeping active and healthy eating
  • Safety
  • Dumping the dummy
  • Anxiety and social isolation

Parent Testimonial:

"I was referred to Strong Start as I wanted some guidance on encouraging my little boy to talk more. Via weekly calls I was given tips and tricks, play ideas and signposting to local services. On the first day, my son put 2 words together for the first time, because I changed how I phrased my questions. Within 4 weeks, he has started counting to 5. The service was exactly the support I needed to trigger an avalanche of words from my son! Thank you so much"


How will they support you?

They can support families virtually through the following mediums:

  • Phone
  • WhatsApp
  • Zoom
  • Text
  • Email