See the World through a Child's Eyes
See the World through a Child's Eyes

Welcome to ChildsSide!

ChildsSide is a Community Interest Company, a partnership invested in sparking emotional connectivity in families and communities.


ChildsSide is a creation of Liz Ranson and Judith Shalkowski, a consultancy service with a vision for wellbeing and positive relationships in families.


ChildsSide’s approach is influenced by recent developments in neurobiology and the application to emotional development. Programmes will aim to promote community and connection for children and families through awareness and understanding of brain development and its impact on social and emotional wellbeing. Information and tools on topics such as attachment, communication, behaviour and dysfunction will enhance the context of positive parenting with accessible and up to date information.


ChildsSide is a new and dynamic service provision targeting health and wellbeing in families and communities with programmes for parents, carers and professionals.



Better Start Bradford and ChildsSide

Older Yet Wiser©

For grandparents with caring responsibilities for grandchildren under 4 in BSB, BD3 and BD5

With URDU interpreter.


BSB OYW Booking Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [334.3 KB]

Facebook Link from ChildsSideCIC page



Baby Week Leeds Monday 11th-16th September 2017




'Strengthening Emotional Connections'




1. Foster Carers

Free Seminar


    Foster Carers--caring for 0-8s


Build confidence, self-esteem & resilience with tools and approaches to support healthy family relationships


Join us for a practical skill-building seminar


Date:      Thursday 7 September 2017, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Venue:    Public Room 3, Kernal House, Killingbeck Drive, Leeds LS14 6UF


ChildsSide will provide an informal session with: brief informative talks, short video clips, handouts, and fun activities, based on a free take-home information booklet.


  • Discover the power of the brain
  • Explore feelings
  • Consider the value of play
  • Reflect on positive relationships
  • Build resilience and emotional wellbeing

                    Limited places - bookings only.




2. For New Mum or Mum to be and the Relative involved in Childcare

Free Seminar   

Chapeltown Children's Centre 62 Leopold St Leeds LS7 4 AW

Thursday, 14 September 2017

  12 Noon - 2:30 PM


Inviting new or expectant mums and a relative

Are you considering arrangements for childcare?


The Strengthening Emotional Connections seminar will bring you both together to consider the essential emotional wellbeing of the child. You’ll receive information, tools and approaches on the topics of: communication, engaging cooperation, stress management, emotional resilience, and play.


  • An interactive session with videos, brief talks, and fun activities
  • Discuss and plan your childcare arrangements together
  • Following on from the Children’s Centre coffee morning
  • Light refreshments at 12 Noon
  • Book through Eventbrite    




3. Grandparents in Kinship arrangements

Free Seminar

Date:      Monday, 16 October 2017

Time:      10 AM – 12:30 PM

Venue:    Rooms 3 & 4, Kernel House, Killingbeck Drive,   Leeds LS14 6UF


Inviting Kinship grandparents - with any caring responsibilities - For children 0-8, living in Leeds


An interactive group seminar with videos, brief talks, and fun activities.

Join us to consider the essential emotional wellbeing of a kinship grandchild.


You’ll receive:

  • An information booklet
  • Tools and new approaches on the topics of:
    • communication
    • engaging cooperation
    • stress management
    • emotional resilience
    • child-led play



Limited places - Contact the Kinship Duty team to register a place

0113 378 3537


A ChildsSide and Leeds Kinship Care

Partnered event



Contact us: +447519860089

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If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


Or use our contact form.


ChildsSide is a Child Friendly Ambassador and will be actively involved in



Baby Week Leeds Monday 11th-16th September 2017

ChildsSide is proud to be supported by Leeds Childrens Services and Kinship care teams. We invested in working for a Child Friendly Leeds.

Leeds Fund Anchor Partner

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