Virtual Storytime at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Join Wokingham Borough Libraries online for storytime.   Suitable for families and settings with children aged 7 and under. To sign up or for more information just email with the name of your setting and you will be sent details of how to join.  This session will be hosted on Microsoft TEAMS Live (you do

April 23rd, 2021|

Learn Something New this spring

Fancy doing an online course?  We thought we'd share with you details of Wokingham Adult Education courses starting in April and May.  All courses are currently online, via Zoom, tutor led and interactive with small groups of learners and free (eligibility details below) – more details and application instructions can be found on the WBC 

April 19th, 2021|


Our fabulous Teresa is hosting three FREE singalong sessions for babies up to a year old on 11, 18 and 25 March at 10-10.30am on Zoom. She would love you to join her with you little ones and enjoy the many developmental and wellbeing benefits of music. Toddlers are welcome too! Places are limited so

March 4th, 2021|


The 25 Day Challenge is over!  To celebrate Home-Start Wokingham District's 25th anniversary, 16 year old Liv Fennell and her 24 mates have worked out together over zoom for 25 minutes a day for 25 days. They have done a variety of exercise ranging from HIT sessions to walks, ab workouts to body conditioning.  And

March 4th, 2021|

Calling all budding photographers!

MAYOR OF WOKINGHAM BOROUGH’S PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION In support of Home-Start Wokingham District and in celebration of our 25th anniversary, Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Malcolm Richards, is calling on all budding photographers living in the Borough to enter an amateur digital Photography Competition. The theme for the competition is "Out of HOME - STARTs". It’s all

March 1st, 2021|

Competition Time!!

In celebration of Home-Start Wokingham District's 25th anniversary, The Mayor of Wokingham Borough invites all primary school aged children in the Borough to enter an Art Competition. The theme for the competition is “My Family”. The artwork must be a drawing, colouring or painting on plain paper no bigger than A3 in size. The entries

February 4th, 2021|


Thanks to Alison at Relax Kids Wokingham we have these wonderful resources to share with you to help your children learn to talk about how they are feeling - which is so important for their mental wellbeing. Express Yourself Cards for Children Express Yourself Activities for Children Feel Good February Calendar Frighteningly, one in six

February 3rd, 2021|

The 25 Day Challenge!!

We all know exercise is good for us - good for our physical health and our metal wellbeing.  We all feel better for it.  But it can be really hard to motivate ourselves to actually do it. So to help get you going, here are our top tips for motivating yourself to exercise: Make it

February 1st, 2021|


Back again with more Top Tips for parents with under five year olds!!  Are you running out of ideas of things to do that are both fun and will teach your little ones something new? Hopefully this leaflet will inspire you to get your hands mucky making your own play dough. Top Tips Physical Play

January 27th, 2021|


We wanted to share with you the story of just one of the families we have supported during lockdown. This family has six children aged 3, 5, 7, 11, 14 and 17. They live in a small house with the four girls (aged 6-14) all sharing one bedroom. The dad has a low paid job

January 22nd, 2021|

Top Tips for Lockdown

Running out of ideas of ways to teach your little ones this lockdown? We are here to help! The key to learning for under fives is to make the lesson as fun as possible – children learn best through play. Continuing with our #TopTips for parents, here is the first in a series of leaflets

January 14th, 2021|

A Reason to Celebrate!!!

And don't we all need one?!! Well 2021 is a big year for Home-Start Wokingham - we are celebrating our 25th anniversary!! We are thrilled and proud to have been supporting families for 25 years and are planning a number of events throughout the year to mark this momentous milestone - Covid-19 permitting! One such

January 7th, 2021|