One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland

Lesley Tait - Flexible Childcare Services Manager

One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland is a flexible childcare service in Dundee which aims to give parents and carers a flexible childcare service which runs from 7 am to 10 pm. This includes a day care, home-based care, creches and out of school services.

Helm has worked with One Parent Families Scotland for 7 years now and the purpose of this partnership is to work together to enable young people to have a positive start with their careers. When Lesley first arrived at One Parent Families Scotland there was little in place for giving young people the opportunity within the childcare sector.

“We had ups and downs with the young people that came to me, but I always felt that we had fantastic support from Helm.” – Lesley Tait

One Parent Families Scotland has supported Helm with more than just work placements and has offered many of our students the opportunity to complete their SVQ training with them, the most recent student being Shannon who will begin her SVQ Level 3 training in June. Lesley and her team look at each students individual needs to ensure they can bring the best out of each and everyone of them.

“We want to give each of them a chance in life and if we can do this by giving them a positive start in their career choice then our job is done. Underpinning all of what we do at Families House, we have Helm cheering on them and supporting them and us. Working together with Helm has been a privilege and long may this very successful working partnership continue.” – Lesley Tait