Early years and education directory for professionals
If you are a professional worker and you support children or young people in Plymouth, then you may find the following early years links and resources useful.
To help under-fives get ready for school our services include: child and family health services; parenting programmes and antenatal support; early year's education services, such as 'stay and play' sessions; speech and language support and family learning.
In addition we offer support for parents with adult learning and employment support. This may include language, literacy and numeracy support, family learning, access to apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities as steps toward employment and links to Jobcentre Plus. This is supported by good quality, inclusive childcare.
25 Manor Street, Stonehouse, PL1 1TL
Fore Street, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4DW
07921 491876 and 07971 094826
Barnardo's Plymouth are a group of Children and Young People Services that are operated by Barnardo's within Plymouth. This includes Children's Centres, Independent Visiting and Advocacy Services, and a Young Carers Service.
Our children's centres provide a fun, friendly safe space where mums, dads, parents-to-be, carers and children can learn and develop in a supportive environment.
Every centre is different because we listen to the needs of the families in each community we serve. But all offer the opportunity to meet other parents and access a range of information and classes in areas such as:
- antenatal and postnatal care
- parenting advice
- parent/child bonding
- sensory play for children
Fourwoods Children's Centre - 01752 366795
Nomony Children's Centre - 01752 261844
The Barn Children's Centre - 01752 362320
DELL Children's Centre - 01752 788992
Tamar FOLK Children's Centre - 01752 361052
Plymstock Children's Centre - 01752 407496
Plum Tree (Rees Centre) - 01752 340550
Whitleigh Children's Centre - 01752 875933
LARK Children's Centre is here to support Parents/Carers with children up to the age of 4 years old.
Our team of friendly staff can help and support you with any concerns you may have. Some examples of what we can offer help on include:
- Financial Support / Benefit Take up
- Concerns around child's behaviour/development
- Breastfeeding / Weaning / Healthy Eating / Weight / Dental Health
- Access to Nursery settings for your child and eligibility for free childcare for 2 year olds
- Wanting to go back to work / training / volunteering
- Support to Quit Smoking
- Access to Healthy Start Vitamins
- Access to Ante-Natal Programmes
LARK Children's Centre - 01752 313293
Morice Town Children's Centre - 01752 208600
Popin Children's Centre - 01752 313293
For information on individual schools in Plymouth please view the Plymouth Online Directory schools section.
Post-16 Education and Training
Achievement Training are a training provider offering Courses and Apprenticeships in Plymouth.
Our objective is to develop a quality training company, ensuring stability for staff and learners and provide a professional service delivery at all levels. To promote the love of learning, encourage the pursuit of excellence, and to establish the concept of education as a lifelong process.
We've been helping students to get the skills and qualifications they need since 1887! We're now one of the leading providers of vocational, professional and technical training in the South West.
We can offer you:
- 100s of courses to choose from
- tutors that have real experience in the industry they're teaching
- nationally recognised qualifications
- hands-on experience
- great facilities, from our multi-million-pound Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM, to a day spa and restaurant
- help with funding
- the support you need, from childcare to careers advice
- and a lot more ...
For over 25-years, CSW whilst uncovering learning and work opportunities for thousands of people, has adapted to meet market demand and changing government policies to develop a broad portfolio of provision ranging from intensive support to families, volunteers into the community, non-medical support to universities and inspiration to young people around the STEM curriculum. We are a not-for-profit organisation delivering our services across the South West.
CSW is contracted by the Local Authorities of Devon County Council, Cornwall Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and Somerset County Council to assist them in meeting their Statutory Duties under the Education and Skills Act 2008. These duties relate to the provision of services to encourage, enable or assist young people in effectively participating in education or training.
We're funded to support those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming so. For young parents returning to learning or employment, childcare funding is available whilst they're working with us.
Poseidon House, Neptune Park, Cattedown, Plymouth, PL4 0SJ
0800 97 55 111
CTSW Skills Ltd is a private training organisation located in Plymouth who offer a wide range of qualifications including apprenticeships, NVQs, Diplomas and short courses in Bricklaying, Plastering, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating and Commis Chef for learners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
CTSW Skills offer a range of flexible vocational training courses to young people, many of whom have significant personal and/or educational barriers, which would potentially adversely affect their attendance and achievement in education setting.
Unit 10 Burrington Business Park, Honicknowle, Plymouth, PL5 3LX
All our programmes involve work placements of some sort, and all students are trained in critical graduate-level skills such as presenting with impact, applying for jobs, managing interviews and influencing others. We work very closely with key employers on all programmes, linking our students to a network of contacts to help them in their future careers.
Universities are so much more than degree-awarding seats of learning. They are drivers for economic innovation and advancement, catalysts for social change and champions of cultural development.
- Directory of services for professionals supporting children, young people and their families
- Early years and education
- Parenting and behavioural support
- Mental health support
- Physical health support
- Money and housing support
- Relationship support
- Support group support
- Targeted support
- Work and benefit support
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