Eagerly awaited open nursery school – Familjehuset complete again
Familjehuset is run in co-operation between Region Skåne and Kristianstad municipality, the only one of its kind in the municipality. Here there are maternal health services and a child welfare centre (bvc) in one part of the building, and an open nursery school with a social advisor in the other.
”I'm very glad I chose to come to this centre”Lovisa Montan, from Österäng
– There isn't any open nursery school at Österäng now. And the whole municipality is our catchment area. . When I speak to people in the municipality, not all of them know that we have a family centre here, that it is run in co-operation between Region Skåne and the municipality, says Ing-Marie Nilsson.
Parents come from all around, for example from Viby, Österslöv, Österäng and Näsby.
Today there is a baby café. Lovisa Montan comes along with her son Eddi, aged almost ten months. They live at Österäng.
– The baby café has just started up again, says Lovisa happily.
She feels very much at home at the child welfare centre.
– I'm very glad I chose to come to this centre.
”Familjehuset is still here, we are still here, we are open as usual”Carina Jörnrud, nurse at the child welfare centre
A lot of people go to the maternal welfare services, then on to the child welfare centre and the open nursery school.If there's anything you wonder about, it's secure to have everything here in one place, and you recognise us, says Ing-Marie Nilsson.
Three of the staff have been there from the start in 2004. Now a lot of the normal routines have been restored. The pandemic has subsided and some time has passed since the shootings in August.
”A lot of parents have been sitting at home now for a year and a half”Ing-Marie Nilsson, at the open nursery school
– This is a secure place. Familjehuset is still here, we are still here, we are open as usual. People must feel that it is all right to come here, says Carina Jörnrud, a nurse at the child welfare centre.
If a parent at the nursery school has any questions about covid-19 the child welfare centre staff can give them an answer. If a parent at the child welfare centre talks about being lonely and needing support, all we have to do is to refer them to the open nursery school.
– A lot of parents have been sitting at home now for a year and a half, says Ing-Marie Nilsson, who hopes and believes that parents will find their way back.
– It's a real bright spot that we have all four activities going again.