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Beckton and
Royal Docks

Children's Centre

Families First Award


Beckton & Royal Docks Children's Centre are very pleased to announce that we have recently received another award.

The Families First Quality Award (FFQA) is a national quality assurance process and quality improvement framework designed to help us provide gold standard information to families and keep families at the heart of our work.

The Families First Quality Award recognised that BaRD CC demonstrate excellence in providing information, advice and assistance to local families.

Tim Swithenbank, assessor, ''The centre has excellent links with its local partners and the staff use these to ensure a personal and efficient service is provided.  The knowledgeable team were able to contextualise their support of families demonstrating a real understanding of issues both social and economic.  Feedback from families is reflective of this and a warm welcome was consistently observed by myself on several visits.  Information , advice and assistance was provided in formats enabling access to the centres expertise.  My congratulations go to the team.''

Leena Choi, Children's Centre Lead, "I am extremely proud of our achievement here at BaRD CC, the staff have all worked really hard in a very short period of time to achieve this prestigious award. It has been a really positive experience for the centre and has been a way to celebrate the fantastic work we do with families. This award really shows the value of Children's Centres and the holistic approach we have to supporting families with under 5's. Well done to the BaRD CC team and the parents who were on hand to provide our assessor with feedback about their experiences".‚Äč  

A statement from Ellen Broome, Chief Executive of the Family and Childcare Trust, "By achieving the Award, Beckton and Royal Docks Children's Centre has demonstrated a level of quality in relation to its work with families; successfully engaging parents, carers and children.  I would like to congratulate you and all at your children's centre on the achievement of this Award."