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

Big Lottery Funded - Older Yet Wiser Project for Leeds

Better Start Bradford & Older Yet Wiser©

The greatest moments with Older Yet Wiser Grandparents

Older Yet Wiser Workshop Series 1

See what we've achieved - to share with our wonderful grandchildren






Practical workshops giving grandparents new skills and resources. Our first series of workshops is drawing to a close and the response has been superb. We've been having fun and learning new information.





'Grandshare' from series 1 using a Dreamcatcher to help my grandaughter with a family trauma.



COMPLETED SERIES 1, some grandparents proudly displaying Certificates

Older Yet Wiser Workshop Series 2 What did we say and feel?

We talk a lot more to our grandchild. The whole course was about the child and how we can interact with her. I still look back at the notes.”



“I have less stress in the house because I am using different words. It works for the whole family. I say ‘I see’ instead of being sarcastic. It works! Now my daughter does it – they notice!”

MARCH 2017


Over £18,800 distributed in grants to community projects

The latest round of #GiveLoveLeeds grants has supported eight community projects with up to £2,500, totaling over £18,800, to help them engage with local people to strengthen existing relationships and provide the tools to create healthy family relationships.


ChildsSide, Community Central Café and Kidz Klub are three of the projects which have received grants to run activities to build confidence, self-esteem, and resilience for young people and their families.




'Strengthening Emotional Connections'

 Foster Carers

Free Seminar

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


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


A ChildsSide and Leeds Kinship Care

Partnered event

K.A. won the Book Prize Raffle

Foster carers quotes from Seminar Feedback:

"I have really benefited from the seminar. You provided such helpful  information.  I have been 'raving' about the training and keep telling everyone about the helpful information on child behaviour, what happens in-utero and increased depth of understanding of the child." I cannot wait to read the book!                                                      K.A.



Foster carers said----


Anita N: Enjoyable and interesting seminar, interesting insight into new baby’s behaviour.



Dawn E: I gained tools and information, confidence and learned more about trauma, and layering good experiences.


Ann K: ‘I learned more about how to develop relationships, and communication with practical tools.’

 Grandparents in Kinship arrangements

Free Seminar


Grandparents and Special Guardians joined ChildsSide for a free seminar supporting the essential emotional wellbeing of a kinship grandchild.

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

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

They said......

Susan B: I now Listen more, ask open questions, focus on the child and let her talk…we now have a more confident child.

We are all more engaged and our family, is happier and we have quality time together…’we’re flowing’.


Jo H: Informative love the Brain and learning about what development happens in the womb.


Trevor: Interesting seminar helped me to understand what is going on inside child’s head. Prepared me for possible future issues with younger child.




Free 2 hour workshop for grandparents.


Your Brain is Amazing -- Older Yet Wiser Workshop for Grandparents. Friday 16/3/2018 1pm to 3pm Oatlands Community Centre HG2 8DZ


Partner of Dana Foundation.Org - Brain Awareness Week

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