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Parenting Special Children Events


Thought we'd share this newsletter from which lists all the online events they've got going on in the next few weeks and how to contact them. Parenting Special Children Events Update (Nov-Dec 2020) (

Parenting Special Children Events2020-11-25T16:50:08+00:00

Top Tips for parents – The importance of sensory play


It's time for another Top Tip for parents brought to you by our very own Tools for Life and Wokingham Children's Centres. This one is all about the importance of sensory play and how to make "Gloop". Warning: it's messy!! For the pdf click on the link below. Feel free to share. #toptipsforparents #playdoughfun #toolsforlife

Top Tips for parents – The importance of sensory play2020-11-25T16:07:41+00:00

Welcome Kerry!!


Hi, my name is Kerry and I have just joined the Home-Start team as a group worker to run a support toddler group for Home-Start families. I have a background working in care as a support worker to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. I also have experience in managing my own family with

Welcome Kerry!!2020-11-18T14:42:01+00:00

#Give A Little Love


We have some very exciting news - until 25 December, John Lewis & Partners will donate £1 to us for every new person who signs up to support us via fundraising website #easyfundraising. All donations will help families who need us this Christmas. To raise £1 for us, please visit our easyfundraising page and click

#Give A Little Love2020-11-17T12:48:04+00:00

Our latest Top Tip for parents – Sensory Play


Wokingham Children’s Centres and Tools for Life at Home-Start Wokingham, bring to you Top Tip leaflets to support you and your child in preparing for their next stage of learning. This week’s top tip looks at Sensory Play. Develop confidence to try new things and communicate about what they’re doing. Try making some goop! Click

Our latest Top Tip for parents – Sensory Play2020-11-11T17:26:22+00:00

New Volunteers Graduate!!


Congratulations to all of our newly trained volunteers who have successfully completed the Volunteer Preparation Course.  What a fantastic group you are!!  We are so thrilled that more families will benefit from their support during this extremely difficult time. And we are so grateful to all our volunteers for their time, commitment and kindness. If

New Volunteers Graduate!!2020-11-11T17:41:56+00:00

New Recruit!!


We are thrilled to introduce Leanne, our new Scheme Co-ordinator.  Leanne comes with a wealth of experience in safeguarding and working with children. She is also a trained Home-Start volunteer and a mum of twin girls so has a real understanding of the kinds of challenges parents face.  She will be training volunteers so that

New Recruit!!2020-11-06T15:47:23+00:00

Exciting new partnership!!


A new partnership has launched between Home-Start, FareShare, John Lewis and Waitrose and aims to create an outpouring of kindness to help Britain’s struggling families this Christmas. This festive season is sure to be one like no other. Parenthood is challenging enough in normal times but the current pandemic has added additional layers of anxiety,

Exciting new partnership!!2020-11-12T16:32:17+00:00



There's no time to waste!!  From now until 10:00 Monday 3rd November, every single donation made to us via up to £75 will be matched by Localgiving, DOUBLING the total amount donated. But WAIT!! Incredibly, between 10:00 on 3rd November and 12:00 on the 9th November they will match every single donation made up to £5,000!!! This


Today’s Top Tip for parents – Communication & Language


This week's Top Tip for parents is on Communication & Language. This leaflet has loads of really helpful information about the importance of helping 2-4 year olds how to listen and communicate before they go to nursery or school.  Huge thanks to Teresa, our Tools for Life Project Coordinator and the team at Wokingham Children’s

Today’s Top Tip for parents – Communication & Language2020-10-28T10:27:03+00:00