"Huge thanks to Manton sure start centre and staff"

About: Manton Children's Centre

(as a service user),

I needed some help and advice with me having two small children they was running rings round me there behaviour was getting out of control and no night time routine

. every Thursday we went to playgroup and the conversation started they as I dint know they did parent groups and courses as the ladies was explained to me I thought that would be a great idea.. So started the ball rolling and feeling more positive. I had a phone call few days later of a lovley ladie called Michelle.. Michelle explained to me they course had already started this term so I either could wait for next 1 which was few months away or I could self refer my self and she would come out to me and work with me at home... Best thing I ever did.. With the help and advice from Michelle and all the girls at the centre I wouldn't b able to tell u this! My children have improved on behaviour I now have them in a bed time routine self settling in there own beds at night and sleeping all nights most of the time.. They help me do some some chores example putting washing in washer /dryer

Picking there own toys up and putting away.. It's the little things like that makes me feel proud even more. Also my daughter is out of nappies throughout the day

. and my son and daughter get on together alot beta now days.. There not angels but with sure start Mantons help and advice our life's have change for the better within a few months and I'm really appreciated they help advice and support from all of you x

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Response from Sally Penn, District Manager (Bassetlaw), Children's Centres, County Health Partnerships

What a fantastic story of how having the right support and guidance can make a big difference. Thank you for the positive feedback on the support you received and I know Michelle will be thrilled to hear that the support has made such a difference to you and your family life. However congratulations should also go to you, as being given advice is one thing, the difference actually comes about when YOU implement the strategies and are able to be consistent, so well done to you also.

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