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Support Services

Groups for families

Do you need support?

Our groups are a great way to give your child the opportunity to meet other children, and for you to meet other parents.

We also offer remote activities and support for when you cannot leave the house but would still like the feel of a group setting.

Home from Home Barnet

Located in Barnet

This twice-weekly family drop-in has been running successfully for more than 10 years. Perfect for families with children under 5.

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Location:

The Community Centre, The Concourse, Grahame Park, NW9 5XB

Time:

Thursdays, 10:00 – 12:00

Suitable for:

Families with pre-school age children.

What to expect:

  • Your children to be provided with a wide variety of fun and educational toys, and the opportunity to socialise with other children in a friendly environment. 
  • Arts and crafts for you to make with your children.
  • The opportunity to meet other parents and to chat over a (free) tea/coffee. 
  • An opportunity for you to discuss concerns confidentially.
  • A varied programme of events, including special holiday events, visitor talks and trips. 

    Covid-19 safety measures:

    • Adults are required to wear a face covering whilst inside and use hand sanitiser upon entry to the community centre building.
    • Adults are required to maintain social distancing whilst attending sessions.
    • All equipment will be cleaned and sanitised after each session.
    • Families will be required to book their attendance to sessions online via our booking system. Click the pink button to book!

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    Kid’s Kitchen

    Located in Barnet – RESTART DATE TBC

    After 12 months of Zoom cook-alongs, we will now be offering Kid’s Kitchen as a bookable in-person class with Chef Samina! Read on to find out how to book your place. 

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    Location:

    The Community Centre, The Concourse, Grahame Park, NW9 5XB

    Time:

    Friday 21st May 11.15am

    Friday 11th June 11.15am

    Friday 25th June 11.15am 

    Friday 9th July 11.15am

    Friday 23rd July 11.15am

    Suitable for:

    Families with pre-school age children.

    What to expect:

    • You will be able to cook along with our chef Samina, who will guide you through a step by step recipe.
    • All ingredients and equipment will be provided.
    • You will learn new skills and recipes whilst introducing your child to new flavours and kitchen skills.

    Covid-19 safety measures:

    • Adults are required to wear face covering whilst inside and use hand sanitiser upon entry to the community centre building.
    • Adults are required to maintain social distancing whilst attending sessions.
    • All equipment will be cleaned and sanitised after each session.
    • Families will be required to book their attendance to sessions online via our booking system. Click the pink button to book!

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      Stretch-n-Grow

      Located in Barnet – RESTART DATE TBC

      Our Stretch-n-Grow classes are a fun-filled way for your little one to get to know the many ways their body can move and stretch. Book in now to join us for this interactive class.

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      Location:

      The Community Centre, The Concourse, Grahame Park, NW9 5XB

      Time:

      Friday 14th May 11.15am

      Friday 28th May 11.15am

      Friday 18th June 11.15am 

      Friday 2nd July 11.15am

      Friday 16th July 11.15am

      Suitable for:

      Families with pre-school age children.

      What to expect:

      • A fun-filled session with a Stretch-N-Grow teacher who will guide you through movement stretches, games and dances.
      • Children will gain awareness of their body parts and the impact that physical movement has on their muscles and heart rate.
      • Sessions bring in children’s interests and a narrative to help children engage with the activities.

      Covid-19 safety measures:

      • Adults are required to wear a face covering whilst inside and use hand sanitiser upon entry to the community centre building.
      • Adults are required to maintain social distancing whilst attending sessions.
      • All equipment will be cleaned and sanitised after each session.
      • Families will be required to book their attendance to sessions online via our booking system. Click the pink button to book!

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      Mum and Baby Support Group

      Online group

      Having a baby is exciting, but it can also be a time of anxiety. Join other parents to share your feelings with parents who are going through the same things at the same time.

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      Location:

      Your home via Zoom!

      Time:

      Thursdays, 11:00 – 12:00 

      Suitable for:

      Parents-to-be and new parents with babies under 1-year old.

      What to expect:

      This group is led by Caroline, an Antenatal Teacher, and Helen, our Perinatal Co-ordinator.

      In this group, you can share your experiences of pregnancy labour, birth and the early months of living with your baby. You can ask questions, found out information, and share your feelings with parents who are going through the same things at the same time.

      Healthy Starts Group

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      Healthy Starts is a project that aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of children under the age of 5. The project will change as lockdown restrictions are relaxed, so sign-up to hear about changes to the project here.

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      Suitable for:

      Healthy Starts is a project that aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of children under the age of 5, who live in the borough of Barnet.

      What to expect:

      The Healthy Starts project will offer support for families to promote healthy lifestyles as well as targeted support where children have underlying health concerns that impact on their wellbeing.

      At this time, the project is offering this support remotely via a monthly newsletter.

        Additional information:

        The focus will be on healthy eating, movement, and strength in their bodies; education around correct nutrition; and the importance of eating whole foods.

        Come back for more…

        More groups and opportunities to get involved with Home-Start Barnet, Brent, Enfield and Harrow will be posted here as they become available. Check back regularly to see what new activities we have lined up!