Parents and Children Together


PACT is an exciting project, giving opportunities for local parents/carers to receive training to offer peer support in facilitating early years drop in groups to others. Activities will include play opportunties alongside health and wellbeing support.

Volunteer Peer Support Training
Parent/carers wishing to become involved in their local community can volunteer and access training to become a Peer Support Worker. 
FREE City and Guilds Accredited training will be provided allowing volunteers to facilitate Early Years support sessions alongside a Group Support Worker.
Training will be delivered over 8 sessions and include topics such as; normative child development, parenting styles and communication skills.
Additional training available for those wishing to further develop their skills.

Early Years Support Groups
Easy to access groups delivered from local Centres across Hastings and St Leonards. 
Families can access the support groups with a referral from their Health Visitor, Midwife or Key Worker. (Referral form below.)
Sessions led by trained staff and peer volunteers, providing a safe indoor and outdoor space providing a range of play opportunities to develop children’s physical, social and communication skills.
Sessions are inclusive and designed to meet families’ individual needs.  Signposting and referrals to specific services available within the groups around health and wellbeing.


To refer please complete the referral form here.
PACT Referral Form

or to take part in the volunteer training please complete the volunteer application form here.
Volunteer Application Form

Alternatively, please contact Jess tel: 01424 377109/ 07591 962722 or




We love to play outside. Also painting and playing in the play kitchen. The sessions have helped my child come out of their shell.

- PACT Parent Voice

It has brought me out of my shell. It has made me feel really valued as a person and part of a team. I'm more fulfilled in life.

- FSN Volunteer

Babies have freedom to play and explore. The sessions get us out and about.

- PACT Parent Voice

The girls had a lovely time and were able to try a variety of activities.

- FSN Family Fun Day Attendee

It's made a big difference. My confidence and self-esteem have improved. I've made lots of friends - especially with other volunteers. (Taken from the 2022 volunteer survey)

- FSN Volunteer