Small Steps is an early intervention service with weekly group sessions, plus 1:1 support, giving early parenting help and advice to families with preschool children.
Offers support on a 1:1 basis or at weekly groups.
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 11am at Key Centre and Thursdays, 12.30pm – 2pm at Vallis First School. Thursday groups needs to be pre-booked and can be by self-referral.
The group offers support with meeting other parents, parenting skills and advice, setting boundaries and routines, school readiness, housing, budgeting and debt advice and getting to the group.
Small Steps is run by local charity Purple Elephant who run charitable services for children and families in Frome and the local area. As well as Small Steps they also run a befriending service for children aged 5 – 12yrs; the Frome Toy Library; Family Holiday Fun – family activities for all ages during each school holiday period; Small Steps – early intervention service; and Frome Children’s Festival – a one day, free event for children of all ages offering loads of different activities, which doubles as a training project for teenagers.
Some of Purple Elephant’s services are open to all and others are for referred families only; all are either free or very low cost. The charity’s primary aim is to support social inclusion and integration, supporting those who are most vulnerable in our community.