Top Tips for Parents – Music & Movement

We are delighted to share our latest Top Tip for parents leaflet with you, which is all about the enormous value of music and movement for children under 5.  We hope you find it helpful and it inspires you to try some of the suggested activities. Thanks to Wokingham Children's Centres and our very own Tools for

December 9th, 2020|

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) (

November 25th, 2020|

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

November 25th, 2020|

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

November 18th, 2020|

#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

November 17th, 2020|

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

November 11th, 2020|

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

November 9th, 2020|

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

November 6th, 2020|

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,

November 6th, 2020|


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

October 28th, 2020|

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

October 28th, 2020|