Family support keeps families connected
Charity Mwanza is a Family Support Worker for Save the Children. She works alongside an Early Childhood Educator to deliver the Play2Learn playgroups every week. “When we can grow that connection between a parent and a child, they are more motivated to take part in the activities, to play and learn,” she says. “You can see children wanting to show their mum or dad new things they’ve learnt and share it with them. The playgroups help children play and learn, and get ready for school, but so much of that foundation lies in a supportive family environment.”
With many of the families taking part being from refugee or migrant families, Charity says building connections between families is also important.