Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

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Support for parents and carers

Parent Coffee Mornings

Our wonderful Pastoral Team, Mrs. Kirton and Mrs. Harmer organise termly informal coffee mornings to discuss all things parenting!


If you're not able to attend please do not worry as we share all of the material on this page. 

Session 1 - Friday 13th October: Separation Anxiety

Thank you to everyone who attended the coffee morning. We hope you found the session useful. 

See below the handouts which were shared.

7 ways to support children who are worried

Book recommendations

Separation Difficulties: tips and ideas

What not to say

Zones of regulation


We will write to families after half term to let you know when our next coffee morning will be. 


If you have any requests for what you'd like help with then please do get in touch by emailing 


Session 3 - Friday 26th January: Sleep


Handouts from today's session 


For children with autism, I also found a great website that includes Tips for healthy eating Tips for Healthy Eating - BeyondAutism  and ‘Food Chaining’ amongst other things Food modifications - BeyondAutism


And here is the link to book onto our ‘Anxiety & Worry’ or ‘Transition to Secondary School’ online workshops for parents :


  • Supporting your child with anxiety and worry – Online Thursday 8th February 2024, 6pm to 7:30pm


  • Supporting your child with transition to secondary - Online Wednesday 12th June 2024, 6pm to 7:30pm



  • Books I mentioned today – Helping your child with Sleep Problems- A self help guide for parents- Rachel Hiller Michael Gradisar. The explosive child- Ross W Greene, Ph D


Session 4 - Friday 23rd March: Low mood


Handouts from today's session:

Sleep hygiene tips

5 ways to well-being

Coping with your low mood

Low mood - cbt 

Me & My Mind Information

Online Workshops

You might also be interested in the following workshops - ‘Me & My Mind’

Do you want to learn about children's mental health and how you can support your child with their wellbeing?

If you do, these FREE webinars maybe for you.

Supporting your child with anxiety and worry

Tuesday 31st October 2023, 12pm to 1:30pm

Thursday 8th February 2024, 6pm to 7:30pm

Supporting your child with transition to secondary

Wednesday 12th June 2024, 6pm to 7:30pm

To book a place please visit -

Open for Parents

“Being a parent is not always easy. You are not alone if you find it difficult sometimes.

But it’s OK. You can talk to us.”

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent and we all need a little help and support at times.

Every child is different and at every stage we are faced with new challenges and situations to handle.”


Open for Parents are going to be running some really useful parenting workshops at Meridian over the next few months. You will see that I have added the information into Key Dates above and these will be added to the school website calendar too.

Open for Parents provide information, advice and support for parents and carers who want to support their child’s development and wellbeing, who may be experiencing some difficulty with managing their child’s behaviour or who simply want some tips and strategies for dealing with common childhood and teen issues.

Open for Parents want everyone in a parenting role in East Sussex to feel supported and ensure that East Sussex is a great place to grow up. Open for Parents offers a variety of support through the Triple P programme: talks, one-off groups, longer courses, brief one-to-one support and online courses and this support is going to be available at Meridian in the summer terms. Open for Parents aim to provide practical positive ways to manage some of the challenges you may encounter. They can also signpost parents to other appropriate services and work in partnership with other agencies to support families. Open for parents is funded by East Sussex County Council and the NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group. Triple P delivery is supported by Triple P UK.

If you want to find out more, please do visit