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Monday, 1 July, 2024
Summer of Fun 2024 - Come and join us this summer!
Wednesday, 19 June, 2024
Parent Survey - Early Years and Wraparound Childcare Expansion

With the recent expansion of Early Years childcare funding and out-of-school care availability (breakfast and after-school clubs for school-aged children, 8am-6pm), we are seeking parental feedback to understand the demand for these services.

To effectively implement the expansion programme for both Early Years childcare and out-of-school care, we need to assess the needs and preferences of our working families. It is essential for us to understand what parents require when returning to the workplace.

What type of Early Years care you are seeking, nursery, preschool, or childminder for example? Please take a moment to complete survey via the link below if you need childcare for any children aged from birth to 5 years old (before starting primary school). For out-of-school care, do you require breakfast and after-school clubs five days a week, or a combination of these on specific days?

Even if you do not currently need either type of childcare but may in the future, we encourage you to complete the questionnaire and share your potential plans.

Your insights as a local parent are crucial will help shape the future of our childcare offerings across Bracknell Forest.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and share your childcare needs with us.

Early years and childcare needs survey | Bracknell Forest Council (bracknell-forest.gov.uk)

Tuesday, 18 June, 2024
Home-Start Bracknell Forest - Volunteering opportunities

Home-Start are looking for new family support Volunteers with parenting experience who can spare 2-3 hours each week to help a local family.

We would be very grateful if you could help us reach more local people and share with your wider community and network.

Who is Home-Start

Home-Start Bracknell Forest is an early year’s family support charity, providing regular volunteer-led 1-2-1 support to local families in their own homes. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if they have little support from family and friends, just when they need it most.

Home-Start Bracknell Forest recruits and trains volunteers from within Bracknell Forest. They carefully match the volunteer with a family in need of support.
Home-Start support Bracknell Forest parents with at least one child aged under 5 years old who are dealing with challenges like isolation and loneliness, poor mental health, sickness and disability, domestic abuse, multiple birth and difficult relationships.

https://hsbf.org.uk/

Who are our Volunteers?

Volunteers are from all walks of life and are people who understand the pressures and challenges of raising young children (each and every one a parent, grandparent or carer), and someone with a little free time available each week to help provide emotional and practical help to local families.

How to become a Home-Start Volunteer

Home-Start volunteers are the heart of Home-Start.
Home-Start are now recruiting for new Volunteers to join the team and help make lasting change for a child's future.

  • The 4-week training course starts September 2024
  • Taking place Tuesdays
  • 9:30am-2:30pm
  • At the Home-Start HQ at the Bracknell Open Learning Centre
  • Contact office@hsbf.org.uk to find out how to apply.

Find out more about Home-Start and how we support families in the local community here: https://hsbf.org.uk/

If you would no longer like to receive promotional information from our service, please could you email us at office@hsbf.org.uk & we will remove you from our distribution list.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2024
Home-Start Bracknell Forest one-to-one support for parents & Home-visiting Volunteers
Saturday, 4 May, 2024
Cllr McKenzie-Boyle attended the Firefighter’s Memorial Day...

Cllr McKenzie-Boyle attended the Firefighter’s Memorial Day at Crowthorne Fire Station on Saturday 4 May, as a Fire Authority Member. This event included a minute’s silence at mid-day as a mark of respect to all those who are serving, who have served or who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their communities.

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