Parenting Support

At Bushy Leaze we are committed to offering a unique blend of courses and parenting programmes aimed at meeting the needs of the area and of individual families.  The Children’s Centre has a programme of parent-baby or parent-toddler groups and can offer 1:1 family support. Please see their calendar of activities.

Courses / Adult Learning

We run a wide range of courses for adults, from cooking to managing your finances.  The programmes vary from term to term.  If you are interested, just ask what is on at the moment and see notice boards and the calendar of events (LINK)

Early Support

Early Support is a service for families with  children under 5 who have disabilities or complex additional needs.  If you are juggling lots of appointments and meetings and have involvement from at least four different agencies, an Early Support Co-ordinator can help you to identify and liaise with the key people involved with your family, to best meet your needs.  Please contact Sarah Hunt for more information on 01420 545691 or email:

The THOMAS Outreach Programme (TOP)

TOP is a flexible Early Intervention service for young children with impaired social communication/autistic spectrum difficulties and supports these children in their homes and pre-school settings. It is a supportive package delivered by qualified, experienced and friendly staff  who work in local TOP teams. The TOP team in East Hampshire are Sarah Brown and Audrey Murch.

Alton Buckle Parenting Support

Alton Buckle Local Children’s Partnership employs two family support workers who support families with children who are of school age.  They offer all sorts of support, such as parenting programmes, one to one support, home visits and support with transition – such as starting school or changing school.  If you would like to find out more about this service – contact us and ask to be put in touch with Sarah or Barbara, or contact them directly on 01420 542873.

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

We have good links with the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Alton.  If you would like help in contacting them, please ask.

To find out more about any of these avenues of support please contact the Centre or ask on your next visit.