Family Support Services –
The Family Centre and SPAN provide Free services to families and children in Barton Hill and the surrounding areas.
We are open all year round the programme changes during school holidays. The holiday programme can be found on this page during school closures.
What to expect at the Family Centre –
Lots of messy play, including paint, dough, stories, singing, and outside activities in our large secure garden. We take lots of photos and record the children having a lovely time, enjoying the learning experiences on offer to them. There’s tea/coffee for the adults, and snack time for the children – donations of fruit always welcome.
The people you will see at the Family Centre –
Click on the link to view the staff team –
This week – Information, Advice and Guidance visit –
Click on link for more details –
Times and days of all parent/child family drop in sessions during school term times –
Click on the links below for more details
Supportive Parents family drop in for children with any additional needs Wednesday morning –
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SPAN – Somali women & children drop in session Wednesdays –
Other Family Services
If you would like a home visit –
The Family Centre has an Outreach Worker, Joy Skinner. Joy can visit new families, either in your home or at a place convenient to you. Joy will explain the services we offer across the Barton Hill Children’s Centre and wider area.
If you know anyone with children who would benefit from a visit, please contact Joy, on 0117 955 6971, ext. 167, for further information.
Special Educational Needs & Disability support worker visits to your home
1:1 support working with children under three and their families in their home. Click on the link for more information and how to book a visit
Outreach support service
Activities for adults with free bookable creche places –
Click on the link for more details –
SPAN – Parenting Programme Tuesday mornings
Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Parenting Programme – Starting April 2018
Click on the link for more details and how to register
Our Rooms and Outdoor space –
The Family Centre garden. A delightful oasis in a built up inner city space.
Family Centre rooms.
Room 1 -Safe baby area
Room 2 – View of role play area
Room 2 – View of room leading to our secure garden
A snapshot of activities available –
Exploring colour making volcano explosions – tactile play
Early mark making using shaving foam activity
Family Services Newsletter term 4.
Click on the link to view
Recent Events held in the Family Centre –
World Book Day – March 1st
We all had a lovely time on World Book Day. We listened to the story of The Hungry Caterpillar acted out by Fran. We enjoyed eating caterpillar cakes
Caterpillar eating the leaf
Changing into a Butterfly
The Very Hungry Caterpillar display
Chinese New Year Celebration
The parents/carers and children took part in a celebration of Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dog. We enjoyed Chinese food, a Chinese story and songs led by our Chinese parents and the children’s dragon dance.
Chinese New Year decorations
Our partners –
Barton Hill Academy School is our local Nursery and Primary School for more information follow the link or speak to a family worker.
The Family Centre is proud to have been awarded the “Bristol Standard Quality Improvement for Birth to Five” certificate.
Other useful information –
Findability is a website where you can search for information about services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.
Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.
National Accreditation of Contact Centres
NACC is a website where you will find local contact centres near you
Wellaware is a local information database for health, wellbeing and community services in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset. Freephone 0808 808 5252
Website – www.wellaware.org.uk