TESTIMONIALS

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FEEDBACK FROM PAFT PROGRAMME LEADERS

PAFT is 100% emebedded into every group provision the team deliver. The one to work with at home is exceptionally good, especially our ante-natal programmes, and the parents and health visitors really appreciate it.
— FLYING START MANAGER, SOUTH WALES - SEPTEMBER 2018
One of the great things about PAFT is how it brings parenting and child development together!
— DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF A THIRD SECTOR ORGANISATION - JUNE 2018
It’s a fabulous family-engagement tool. Non-threatening and non-invasive.
— SERVICE MANAGER, SOUTH WALES - JULY 2019
Health Visitors are delighted with us. PAFT is their parenting programme of choice. We’re full to capacity.
— ASSISTANT SERVICE MANAGER - JULY 2019
The outcome for this family has been amazing. It just shows how powerful the programme is.
— BUCKINGHAMSHIRE FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
We use the programme to engage the most challenging of families.
— ACTION FOR CHILDREN CHILDREN'S CENTRE SERVICE CO-ORDINATOR - JUNE 2015
The Family Support Workers love it. Every visit is a complete piece of work. It gives the workers such satisfaction.
— CHILDREN'S CENTRE MANAGER NORFOLK - 2014
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FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS

We loved our time learning/playing with our project worker as part of the local PAFT programme. It wasn’t just about parents, children and teaching or learning... It was also about community, support, confidence and friendship. The internet can’t replace those things!
As a recipient of services from PAFT, it’s invaluable talking with someone face to face in how to put ideas into practice within your own family unit.
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IF THERE ARE PLENTY OF PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION IDEAS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET, WHY DO WE NEED PARENTS AS FIRST TEACHERS?

You make me think about things I haven’t thought of before.
— 25-YEAR-OLD PARENT - MARCH 2019
We are loving doing PAFT with you. It’s a fab springboard for playing with the children, which I do sometimes struggle with!
— MUM OF A 2 AND 4-YEAR-OLD - OCTOBER 2018
Parents As First Teachers made me realise that everything I say or do with my child is a learning experience.
— PARENT OF THREE YOUNG CHILDREN - MAY 2018
My PAFT worker listens to what I say, which a lot of other professionals don’t.
— PARENT - 2017
I wouldn’t have left the house without my Parent Educator.
— PARENT - 2017
I don’t have wider family help and it has been a real encouragement to be able to share my concerns and questions with someone who is knowledgeable and not judgmental.
— OLDER MOTHER OF 5-YEAR-OLD AND 2-YEAR-OLD - JULY 2016
So glad we had you - we have learnt so much and feel more confident as parents.
— MOTHER AND FATHER - 2016