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Fun Activities for parents and little ones.


Did you know that the Children's Centres in Wokingham Borough have an amazing array of fun activities on offer for little ones? Check out their timetable and book your child a place on to Baby Play, Play & Learn, Wiggly Worms or whatever takes your fancy! To book an activity you need to telephone the

Fun Activities for parents and little ones.2021-10-25T11:37:10+01:00

Welcome to the Team!!


We were thrilled to present this lovely lot with their Volunteer Preparation Course Certificates last week and officially welcome them into the Home-Start family!! It’s been great getting to know all nine of them over the three weekly sessions at Shinfield Grange. We know that they all have the skills and personalities they need to

Welcome to the Team!!2021-10-19T11:29:10+01:00

Jennie’s Story


Jennie is one of our wonderful home-visiting volunteers who has kindly agreed to share her experience ... "I’ve regularly spoken with one mum for at least a year now, offering friendship and support and sometimes being able to find out information for her when things have been overwhelming.  She has phoned a couple of times

Jennie’s Story2021-10-25T10:18:41+01:00

Home-Start Photography Exhibition


It’s up!! Our fantastic “Out of Home-Starts” Photography Exhibition at Wokingham Library. We are so proud to showcase the very best of the many entries to the Major of Wokingham Borough’s competition held to mark Home-Start’s 25th anniversary. The photographs were taken by children as young as 11 and adults living in the Wokingham Borough

Home-Start Photography Exhibition2021-09-28T16:10:56+01:00

25km for 25 years!!


In order to mark our 25th anniversary of supporting families in the Wokingham Borough,  a team of Home-Start Hikers will be attempting to complete the Thames Bridges 25km Trek through London from Putney to Tower Bridge on Saturday 11th September. A mixture of staff, volunteers and supporters have been in training throughout the summer in

25km for 25 years!!2021-08-31T17:06:20+01:00

Top Tips for Fussy Eaters


Do you have a fussy eater in the house?  Don't we all?  Here are some fantastic ways to encourage your children to try different foods.  These  Top Tips for parents are part of our our series brought to you by Home-Start Wokingham in partnership with Wokingham Early Years team and Wokingham Children's Centres. Top Tips

Top Tips for Fussy Eaters2021-08-25T15:07:26+01:00

24 hour Rowathon


Last week Ben Fennell rowed 100km in 24 hours with only two half an hour sleeps to mark his 50th birthday, raising almost £9,000 for Home-Start Wokingham!! Ben was overwhelmed by the support of friends and family joining him throughout the row via zoom or in person, either rowing, cycling or running with him or

24 hour Rowathon2021-08-06T12:41:35+01:00

Summer Fun for kids


Reading Family Aid are looking to provide some fun for children 0-16 who might otherwise not get any holiday or treats this summer.  They are offering a number of one-off events – please see the attached flyers: Canoe Flier Flier for Climbing Playrangers Flier If you are currently being supported by a Home-Start volunteer or

Summer Fun for kids2021-07-30T10:05:39+01:00

Read-a-long and draw-a-long with Bethan Woollvin


Looking for a fun, interactive and creative summer holiday activity for your little ones? Join award-winning author and illustrator Bethan Woollvin as she reads from her picture book, Three Little Vikings and teaches children how to draw one of the characters! Three Little Vikings is a bold and funny adventure story for little rebels, by the creator of

Read-a-long and draw-a-long with Bethan Woollvin2021-07-14T14:00:30+01:00

Jurassic Coast Challenge


Congratulations to Amy and her team of hikers who completed the 100km Jurassic Park Challenge recently in horrific rain and gale force winds. The combination of terrible weather, steep cliffs, mud, aching muscles and blistered feet meant that they very nearly gave up after 94km. But the thought of all the families who struggle every day with

Jurassic Coast Challenge2021-06-24T17:16:50+01:00