Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20Middlesbrough Parenting Approach Even though school readiness can be influenced by a number of environmental, social and economic factors, the largest contributor to school readiness is parenting. The majority of parents have aspirations for their child and want to give them the best start in life. Having responsibility for nurturing a child to become independent and fulfil their potential can be a daunting but life changing experience for the child, parents and carers. The parenting approach in Middlesbrough sets out to provide supportive and effective communities and services with a well trained workforce enabling parents to feel confident and capable in their role. The 1001 days, cross party manifesto (2014) states that ‘the early years of life are a crucial period of change: alongside adolescents this is a key moment for brain development, therefore positive nurturing parenting supports the hard wiring of babies brains impacting on later life outcomes. • Access information and support from a variety of sources • The right support in the right place at the right time • Flexible, timely and solution-focused services • To be listened to and not judged • Opportunities to develop their skills to enable them to offer peer support • Opportunities to influence the direction of parenting services • Appropriate training and support • Induction pack for all new staff in relation to parenting support strategy • Core competency framework training • Information sharing protocols • Commitment from all sectors to work in partnership towards the same vision and outcomes • Improved co-ordination between services • To be recognised as part of the solution not the problem • Appropriate training, support and co- ordination • To be consulted on and the ability to engage in service development and improvement • Receive regular information and updates • Opportunities to influence the direction of parenting service development Parents as Partners Our Offer to Parents Our Offer Our Offer Workforce as Partners in Parenting High quality services leading to improved outcomes for parents and their children The Community as Partners in Parenting Middlesbrough Incremental School Readiness Model April 2016 | 17