LEAP NEWS - OXPIP trainees learn about parent / infant relationships
LEAP would like to say a big congratulations to the fantastic trainees who have completed their OXPIP (Oxford Parent Infant Project) training!
12 trainees completed a 12-session training course with OXPIP between October and January, where they learnt about the importance of early childhood experiences and how to support parents in bonding with their young babies.
The trainees came from a wide range of professions within the sector, and included social workers, young parent practitioners, early years educators and health visitors. The trainees will use the training to plan 'Watch Wait and Wonder' groups in the LEAP areas, which will provide space for children and parents to work through developmental and relational struggles through play.
One of the trainees, Helen Wroe, Deputy Operational Manager / Outreach Coordinator said:
“On Halloween we had our first taste of Watch Wait and Wonder training; a day long session focusing on attachment. Although several of us had studied this topic in the past, the facilitators, Becky and Jake from OXPIP, enabled us to look at the relevant theory afresh and apply it to the work we do with families on a daily basis. This has given us a firm foundation on which to build over the next three months as we learn more about parent infant relationships and how LEAP can support them, both in one-to-one work and in a group environment. Thank you to Stockwell Children's Centre for providing the venue and refreshments.”
To find out more about OXPIP, visit www.oxpip.org.uk or for information on future training workshops, contact the LEAP team LEAPadmin@ncb.org.uk.