Welcome

 

Dealing with divorce? Struggling with separation?

Worried about how it’s affecting your children? 


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Kids Come First is an adult learning program supporting separated parents.

We offer professional, affordable support and guidance that focuses on the needs of children during the divorce & separation process and helps parents work towards more collaborative & positive co-parenting. 

 


What’s it all about?
Kids Come First is a community interest company delivering specialist support workshops for separated parents to encourage the sharing of information and experiences within a caring, confidential forum.
We offer professional, affordable training, guidance & advice for parents who are experiencing separation, divorce or relationship breakdown focusing on the needs of their children during this difficult time.
Our workshops are presented by two qualified Adult Teacher Trainers experienced in the fields of family mediation; family therapy and child counselling.
Noticing the lack of specialised support services available to parents during this emotional and stressful time, the project was founded to address the vital need to provide separated parents structured, customised support for themselves and (indirectly) their children.
How will it help me?
Becoming a separated parent can be a dramatic change that takes time to adapt to. Whilst dealing with the emotional impact and numerous challenges, many parents find themselves struggling to maintain an effective co-parenting relationship with their ex-partner. This situation invariably has a negative impact on children.
By  providing the right support & guidance when you need it most, we aim to help you cope – so your children can too!
How do I join a group or make an enquiry? 
Email kidscomefirstuk@mail.com or call Nicola on 0778 9497275 for a confidential chat.
Where & when do we meet?
Workshops are currently running in Hampton (TW12), easily accessible for parents based in Richmond; Kingston; Hounslow; Merton; Wandsworth; Ealing; Elmbridge or Hillingdon Boroughs.*
Sessions are usually scheduled on Wednesday/Thursday evenings  6-8pm or Saturdays 10-12am to accommodate the needs of working parents. The 4-hour programme is completed over 2 sessions (usually in consecutive weeks for continuity purposes).
* Alternative locations by arrangement and subject to group numbers & suitable venue. Contact us to discuss how we can facilitate a workshop in your area.
What is the cost of the course?
The course fee is £95 (total for 2 sessions) payable on booking.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, get in touch to discuss how you may be able to apply for a free place on one of our courses.
What if I am already involved in Family Court proceedings?
Our aim is to help parents keep family matters out of the courts wherever possible. However we recognise that everyone’s situation is unique so even if you are currently in the court process, the learning material we offer will be equally relevant and valuable in understanding the needs of your children.
What if I need help but can’t join a group session?
Talk to us about private teaching sessions to suit your schedule. Course fees will be quoted according to location & requirements.

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What parents say…

“Great course, great value, great presenters. Thank you!” – Lisa R. (Nov 2015)
“The two great presenters made a great team – easy to listen and talk to. Would love to do it again in a few years.” – Andy G. (Oct 2015)
“The course helped me refocus and is a great touchstone in an emotionally loaded and complicated situation” – Charlotte T. (April 2016)

Listen to a recent interview with Nicola (KCF founder) on Brooklands Radio ‘Just Women’ programme here

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