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    Families Programme

    Stepping Forward Together

    Jigsaw Families is an innovative programme supporting children and their caregivers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop healthy, strong, lasting and loving relationships grounded in psychology and attachment theory.
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    About Jigsaw Families

    Jigsaw Families provides an informal, friendly and safe environment to explore the challenges of being a parent and offers strategies to help meet families’ needs while building a richer engagement with the school or community.

    It is a series of six adult and child sessions led by trained and accredited Facilitators from existing school or ‘setting’ staff delivered to Family Pairs.

    Up to 10 Family Pairs can attend the six-week programme at a time, and a set may run as many programmes in a calendar year as necessary.

    Family Pairs participate in mindfulness practice known as Calm Me Time, which they learn through the Jigsaw Friends, Jonty and Jonty Junior.
     
    Each session focuses on a key theme such as communication, managing change, belonging, positive behaviour etc. The issues to be discussed are raised through original child-friendly stories and short video clips.
     
    Jigsaw Families is 'inclusive', enabling all parents, regardless of socioeconomic or academic background, to participate fully and benefit
    from the programme.

    Benefits of the Families Programme:

    For Children:

    Children feel safe, secure, valued and better equipped to manage their own emotions

    Better communication and engagement with their parents & carers

    Improved relationships between parents & carers

    Increased self-worth, resilience and enhanced learning capacity

    For Parents & Carers:

    Informal, friendly and safe space to explore the challenges of parenting

    Adds to parenting knowledge and skills while building a stronger relationship with their child

    Strengthens understanding, co-operation and trust between parent or carer and child

    Friendly support with other parents in the same group

    For Schools:

    Enable better parental engagement

    Develop richer quality relationships between parents and children, and between parents and the school/setting staff

    Open and maintain effective communication between home and school/setting

    Helps reduce possible barriers to learning

    What's in Jigsaw Families?

    • Training for unlimited members of staff to be accredited as Jigsaw Families Facilitators (valid for one calendar year)
    • Access the Jigsaw Families Portal for all the session resources and training modules
    • 1x Jigsaw Jonty and 1x Jigsaw Chime
    • An initial set of 10 Jonty Juniors (to give to your first 10 Family Pairs to take home and keep)
    • Continuous Mentor Support
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    Testimonials from Customers

    • ‘The Families Programme built a closer link between parents and the school – parents who would not speak to staff or each other are now confident to communicate and share.’

      SENCO, Jigsaw School

    • 'The groups have bonded well and there have been some really good discussions. Three parents have repeated the program with
      their children (one has done it three times!)'

      Headteacher, London

    • ‘The relationships between parent and child whilst in the group allowed the child to feel heard and also proud of their achievements, but also to receive praise from their parent.’

      SENCO, Jigsaw School

    Testimonials from Customers

    • ‘The Families Programme built a closer link between parents and the school – parents who would not speak to staff or each other are now confident to communicate and share.’

      SENCO, Jigsaw School

    • 'The groups have bonded well and there have been some really good discussions. Three parents have repeated the program with
      their children (one has done it three times!)'

      Headteacher, London

    • ‘The relationships between parent and child whilst in the group allowed the child to feel heard and also proud of their achievements, but also to receive praise from their parent.’

      SENCO, Jigsaw School

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    +44 (0)3331 882133