Activities and services - Ham Children's Centre
April - July 2013
25 April - 23 May 6 June - 4 July
Focusing on the early language and communication skills babies need as they get to know the people and the world around them. Includes how to use signs to support early communication and developing first words. For babies 3-18 months.
Course 1: Wednesdays 5 June to 3 July
Course 2: Fridays 7 June to 5 July
A unique way of spending time and bonding with your baby.
Being in Rhythm
The sessions include a variety of music activities, tailored to meet the needs of the group. Helps build positive and sensitive bonds between you and your baby and teach confidence, security and love.
An opportunity to relax and meet other parents with children aged 0 to 5 years in a warm and friendly environment. Occasional activities and drop-ins by professionals.
15 April - 30 May
A group activity where parents and carers help their children create easy-to-make recipes and then join in with music, games and activities based around preparing and enjoying food. These classes promote healthy eating and food awareness whilst building confidence and encouraging independence. Different recipes give the kids a chance to explore their senses and express their creativity and they get to take home what they’ve made. For children aged 2-5 years.
Funky dancing and exercises for toddlers and their parents from walking onwards.
Domestic Violence Support
Refuge Community Outreach Service offers support and advice around domestic abuse, staying safe, managing harassment and safe child contact.
Homestart Universal Group
Offering parents, carers and children a safe, nuturing and creative environment tht will foster children’s development and confidence through playing, exploring and experimenting. Experienced staff are available to answer questions on child development and accessing other services. Learning activities and a healthy snack are provided.
9 May - 18 July (excluding 30 May)
The programme offers simple techniques to support and nurture the development of your little one, whilst having fun and enhancing your confidence as a parent. The programme will equip you with a useful toolkit of approaches which promotes positive nurturing skills helping children to learn and grow emotionally and socially.
7 June - 26 July (Vineyard Church)
Fun and enjoyable session for children and parents to play together and to try different sports and games.
19 April - 24 May (Vineyard Church)
Join in the fun with lots of different messy play activities.
All day pre-natal checks to be carried out by midwives from Kingston Hospital for local women in varying stages of pregnancy. By appointment only through Kingston Hospital, 020 8546 7711 (x2626).
Move with Me
Do you have concerns about your attachment with your child? Are you finding it diffiuclt to understand what your child is communicating? Come and chate with the dance movement therapist and support your attachment and attunement. Contact reception for more details.
Paediatric First Aid and Child Safety
Course 1: 22 April - 3 June (excluding 6 and 27 May)
Course 2: 17 June - 15 July
An accredited course for parents and carers with children under 5 years.
Relate Family Counselling
Confidential, free counselling support for families with a range of concerns and issues. To book, please speak to a member of Children’s Centre staff. Other times also available if needed.
If you have a concern about your child’s language, concentration, behaviour or physical skills, join this fun and interactive drop-in for the under-5’s; a child friendly structure with focused time together. There is also time for parents to work safely on their anxieties and worries and ask for specialist advice.
Stay and Play
Mums and dads, carers and childminders to meet and share with their children two hours of play and singing.