We are The Parenting Collective CIC. We were started by three friends who have all had lived experience of the challenges of conceiving, pregnancy, birth, feeding and parenting. We know it's not easy! Using that knowledge and experience, we decided that providing parenting support in Manchester to families, from pregnancy through birth and beyond, was our life's calling and, now, we love getting to work every day! We're so passionate about inclusion and we know that diversity is our strength. The beauty of pregnancy and birth is something that crosses all borders, boundaries and cultures, so we're all working together to help new families have the best start to their new lives that they can.
We support our local communities around the city, by running Sling library support sessions, Baby wearing dance classes, Fourth Trimester support groups, private consultation, workshops, fundraising and signposting for new/vulnerable families, whilst working closely with local health authorities and groups. We also offer training for professionals who are learning how to provide parenting support, in Manchester and beyond.
In the past, parental support for new families has been reserved for only the privileged few. We're here to change that, as a majority black-owned business, providing our parenting support in Manchester for people from all backgrounds. Caring for your new child is something that everyone needs a helping hand with, and we're so excited to help you on your journey! It's always scary, starting something so new and so strange, but we're here to take your hand and guide you along the way.
Come along and learn about how to safely and comfortably carry your child. We'll equip you with the skills to keep your little one close and help deepen the bond between you.
Private 1:1 Consultation
Peer Supporter Training
A FREE-to-attend support group for new parents/carers, babies and families as a whole, for the first six weeks after your special new one has joined the family. You're probably wondering about the name – of course, yes there's plenty of cake too!
Signposting and support
We have a unique opportunity to support the Wythenshawe Mother and Baby unit. They've welcomed us to bring our empowering initiatives, The Cake For Breakfast Club and Mama and Me Mindful Babywearing Dance classes, to their unit. However, we need your support to make this happen.
Why is this important to us? We're passionate about creating a warm, welcoming, and safe space for these mums. Our team, including qualified Infant feeding support, peer supporters, Carrying Consultants, a Registered Midwife, and professional instructors, will provide valuable guidance and support.
Your donation will help us offer:
- Expert infant feeding advice from our Breastfeeding Counsellor and Peer supporters.
- A taste of the world 'outside' with our Mama and Me dance and mindfulness classes.
- Access to our sling library, along with babywearing advice and support.
- Sling hire for free or pay as you feel.
- Peer-to-peer listening and engagement, which helps offer reassurance that recovery is possible.
- Reduces feelings of shame, self-stigma, guilt, and isolation related to engaging in meaningful occupations.
- Empowers individuals to feel more confident when participating in activities that matter to them.
And, of course, there will be plenty of Cake! Your contribution will play a vital role in making these resources available to these mums during their time at the unit. Thank you for helping us make a positive impact on their lives
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We're always in need of funding for the vital work that we do and really appreciate any kind of financial support you can afford to give! Help us provide parenting support in Manchester by donating, using the button below:
For more information email us at TheParentingCollective@Gmail.com
Having a baby is such a beautiful thing, but it can also be a bit scary without a support network. If you've just given birth and need guidance on the next steps to make, or if you're looking to take us up on our parenting support in Manchester, then get in touch through our contact form below and we'll be in touch soon!