Professor Lynn Kemp, Director of Translational Research and Social Innovation (TReSI) Group Lynn Kemp is Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University and is recognised as an international leader in the field of early childhood interventions in primary and community health and translational research. Her local, national and international research in early childhood is bringing quality evidence-based early intervention programs to families with young children in need of extra support. Lynn’s work with the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) program is leading translation of research findings into population scale programs.
Infant 2 School delivers a structured programme based on the MECSH design, with a focus on the identified goals of the child and family. Evidence shows that Infant 2 School in the 2 to School years reduces potentially harmful behaviours (for example household smoking, amount of screen time) and increases positive outcomes (for example daily book reading and child development).
Infant 2 School employs a paraprofessional (for example nursery nurses) as the core contact for families. They provide a constant point of contact for the family supported by a multi-disciplinary care and learning team (health visitor, speech and language therapist, psychologist, counselor, support worker).
By London Underground:
– The nearest stations are Vauxhall and Oval. Vauxhall is on the Victoria line and is also an overground station with direct lines from Waterloo Station. Oval in on the Northern line. The Foundry is a 10 minute walk from both stations.
– Routes 2, 36, 77, 87, 88, 156, 185, 196, 344, 360, 436 and Night Routes N2, N87 and N136 serve Vauxhall bus station which is a short walk from The Foundry.