Little Stars Children’s Centre

Child Dynamix is contracted to deliver Little Stars Children’s Centre as part of Hull’s Early Help offer. We work in partnership with a range of other organisations, including our own on-site day nursery to provide services and opportunities for local children and their families.

Working together – family support

We work closely with health colleagues such as local Health Visitors and Midwives, as well as Early Help social workers, schools, Preston Rd Women’s Centre, EMS – anyone can make a referral or ask for help for themselves or someone they know or work with. We offer support around a range of themes such as – managing children’s behaviour, understanding children’s emotional well-being and development, support with housing applications, ante-natal support, home safety, managing money, and managing your home. This is achieved though one-to-ones, small group work, courses and sessions.

Request help for yourself

If you would like to discuss a problem, or request some support, please get in touch. You can call us on 01482 790277. As Little Stars Children’s Centre is part of Hull’s Early Help offer you can also make a request using this link: https://childrensportallive.hullcc.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/home 

Request help for someone you work with

As Little Stars Children’s Centre is part of Hull’s Early Help offer please use the portal (link below) to request support for someone you work with.

https://childrensportallive.hullcc.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/professional

Sessions and courses

We also offer a range of on-line and face to face parenting courses.  Solihull is an online parenting course, which can be accessed by parents living in Hull using this link: https://inourplace.heiapply.com/online-learning/courses and password: FREEDOM. Family Links Nurturing and Incredible Years are usually delivered in a small group, across a range of venues in the city. Feel free to get in touch to find out more and understand which might better suit you and your circumstances. You can also find family and parenting courses through Adult Education.

Stay and play!

Usually we provide two weekly stay and play sessions Stories for Talking and Splatter Chatter, which are currently on hold. All our sessions are aimed at the age and stage of development of the children who attend, they are also perfect opportunities for you to meet other local families.

Currently we have an online stay and play session each Thursday, 10 – 11am for children up to 12 months. 

Cooking on a Budget and HENRY courses are perfect for families with young children. Cooking on a Budget helps to improve cooking skills and meals made from nutritious ingredients. Our HENRY course covers family meals, physical activity and enjoying family life.

For any questions about sessions and courses feel free to get in touch with the centre 01482 790277 or aimee.mellor@childdynamix.co.uk

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Nicki Kirby

My name is Nicki, I have worked for Child Dynamix for 10 and a half years. I started working within our Preston Road nursery as a supply member of staff, during my time there I had some great opportunities to progress to Assistant Manager. In my role I have worked as Assistant Manager across all three of our nursery settings until last year when I joined the Family Support Team at Little Stars Children’s Centre. I have loved working with children and seeing them progress over the time I spent working in the nurseries and now I find it very rewarding to be able to help, advise and support the families I work with.

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Sophie Garner

My name is Sophie, I have worked for Child Dynamix for 12 Years. I always knew my passion was to work with children and to provide the best care to them. I studied Childcare at College and when I left started working at the Preston Road Nursery. I was part of the team for 7 years where I gained lots of knowledge and experience.

Lucky for me, a fantastic opportunity came up as a Family Support Worker in Little Stars Children’s Centre, which I successfully applied for. I am currently working within the Family Support team and my role is still a Family Support Worker however I now lead my own project called Bump to Baby and Beyond. I have led the project since July 2018. I am very lucky to help change the lives of children and families within the community, this is my passion.

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Aimee Mellor

Hi my name is Aimee. After leaving school I decided to study Child Care at Hull College, after which I decided to mix my two passions together and became a children’s holiday rep….. I love to see children having fun and of course love a sunny holiday! Upon my return I was employed by Child Dynamix and spent 12 years within Preston Road Nursery becoming Assistant Manager before moving into the Children’s Centre team as a Family Support Worker. I have now worked for Child Dynamix for 14 years. I love my job, I get to meet and support lots of different families and I work in a great team.

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Janette Silburn

I’m Janette and I’ve worked in the Family Support Team for almost 2 years.  I was born in a house on Marfleet lane and spent my childhood playing in the area and going to Flinton Primary (now Woodland School) so I know the area well.  I am a mum of three and a grandma of three.  When my children were young I became a registered childminder and I also set up a local playgroup.  I went on to support children and families in various roles and now have 30 years’ experience.  

As the Senior Family Support Worker there is nothing better than being invited into your home to support you in managing the challenges that parenting can bring, and giving you skills and confidence to build the family life you’d like. Every family and every day is different and that’s why I love what I do.

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