Have you heard of Approved Family Friendly? It’s a new scheme which assesses holiday parks, restaurants, soft play areas, hotels and party providers to make sure they really are ‘family friendly’. Once they have been thoroughly checked out by one of the Family Friendly assessors – me included now! – they will be awarded the AFF mark, seen above. It means that these organisations and service providers really will have to live up to their claims, giving parents and families peace of mind.
You can search their website for specific services in your area and discover exactly what makes a provider family friendly. All members of AFF are independently assessed by parents/bloggers. so you know that you are getting an honest and impartial view of the provider you would like to use. Each provider has a full listing on the AFF website which includes a detailed review from the assessor plus a full list of family friendly facilities offered by each provider.
I am really passionate about this new scheme and am proud to be a part of it. I think it is going to be invaluable for parents. In order to receive accreditation, providers must prove that they provide facilities such as baby changing, equipment must be accessible and safe for children, accommodation must be appropriate and comfortable, they must be breastfeeding friendly (something I am a particular supporter of), they must meet certain health and safety standards and lots more….
I shall be doing my first assessment tomorrow and am really looking forward to it.
Have you any good recommendations for family friendly providers? Do please leave a comment below to let me know about them.