Roots of Empathy - Parent and Baby Volunteer

Roots of Empathy 

Roots of Empathy is a programme for primary school children. The programme’s aim is to increase empathy - the ability to understand how another person feels.

Children learn to care for and respect each other, which leads to a reduction in bullying and aggression.

At the heart of the programme are a neighbourhood baby and parent who visit the classroom every three weeks over the full school year.

Roots of Empathy currently needs parent and baby volunteers to take part in our programme starting September/October 2023, nationally.

Here's how it works:

  • Babies must be between 2 and 4 months old between September and November 2023 to take part in the programme.
  • In other words - Babies born between May and September 2023 are the perfect age to do the programme!
  • Our programmes will be starting between September and November 2023, and will continue through to the end of the school year - we ask families to commit to the entire programme.
  • The programme helps children to learn about a baby’s needs and how babies develop, and lets children observe the loving relationship between a parent and baby.


For More Information:

Read full details of the Roots of Empathy Programme in this information leaflet.

Please fill in the form below to sign up you and your baby as volunteers on the Roots of Empathy programme.

Email [email protected] if you would like more information. Holly, Claire or Sylvia would be delighted to hear from you!

Applications are currently open for Roots of Empathy nationally! 

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