The Kings Hedges Family Support Project

Confident Parenting

Happier Children

COVID-19 UPDATE

After a period of closing our groups in line with Government guidance we are now looking forward to inviting some of our families back to our Thursdays Together group from the 24th September. Mondays and Wednesdays Together remain closed at the moment.

We have made some changes to ensure we are able to keep families and staff safe including putting a limit on the number of families that are able to attend at any one time. We hope you understand the reasons for these changes and remember that this is all new to us too – thank you for your patience!

In addition we continue to run our WhatsApp support group – please text 07809 727222 with your name to be added.

You can speak individually to Jo, Karen or Marie our Family Support Workers either through;

Facebook messenger

Call 07951 955371

Call 07809 727222

Email [email protected]

Please be aware we may not be able to immediately respond but will do as and when we can

 

Guidelines for attending Thursdays Together

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to group!

As we’re sure you understand, we’ve had to make some changes to stay in line with guidance on using community buildings, running groups and working with children in the early years. With this in mind, if you’re planning on coming to group, we ask that you take note of the following:

 

If you or someone you live with has had Covid symptoms (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of taste or smell) within the last 14 days before attending group please DO NOT attend. If you appear to be experiencing those symptoms or your temperature tests high on arrival you will be asked to return home.

 

BOOKING

At this stage we are allowing up to 8 families into the group at any one time. Groups will be 10.30am-12pm and 1pm-2.30pm. If you would like to come along, we ask that you reserve a spot by sending a message to Jo on 07809 727222. If you haven’t managed to do this, please call this same number or 07951 955371 on the day to find out if we have space and save you a wasted journey!

 

If your child attends another early years setting it’s advisable for you to limit them attending other groups to reduce the likelihood of transmitting the virus between more people. We ask also that you do not bring any of your children’s own toys into group.

 

In line with Track and Trace we will be collecting your name and contact details on arrival -we do this anyway so this is something you will be used to! A member of staff will be at the door to welcome you back and talk through the new procedures in the building, including social distancing measures and safe routes through the building.

 

It is mandatory for all adults to wear a face covering when they enter the building and when they are inside. Children under the age of 11 do not have to wear a face covering.

 

Hand washing and sanitising will be encouraged on entering and exiting and regularly during group. Please don’t be offended if we approach you with a bottle of sanitiser! We also have our own cleaning procedures in place but will be encouraging you to be aware of cleaning any toys or equipment that your child uses, particularly if it has been near their mouth.

 

Unfortunately, at this stage we are unable to offer soft play, parachute play or lunches/food. Please bring a water bottle for your child and a travel cup if you wish to make yourself a hot drink when you visit. We will of course still be offering some fun craft activities and toys and our lovely staff will be available for chats and support and can’t wait to see you!

 

Finally – we will all be responding to this new way of doing things in different ways and with different feelings. Please respect each other’s views and remember that children will be children! They will naturally want to play together, and we want to encourage this whilst also reducing the risk of spreading the virus in the best way possible.

 

Thursdays Together Infection Related Procedures

Whilst we are putting everything in place to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, we are unable to completely mitigate any risk.

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

High temperature

New continuous cough

Loss of taste or smell

If you or someone you live with has had these symptoms within the last 14 days before attending group, please DO NOT attend. If you appear to be experiencing those symptoms or your temperature tests high on arrival you will be asked to return home.

If you or your child experience Coronavirus symptoms in the 7 days following attending our group, please contact our project manager Jo on 07809 727222.

If you or your child have had a Coronavirus test which has come back positive, again please contact our project manager Jo on 07809 727222. We will then contact all families that have attended the group at the same time as you and advise them to be tested. We will never disclose the name or other personal details of the person that has tested positive.

The Kings Hedges Family Support Project

The Kings Hedges Family Support Project runs drop-in sessions for local families with children up to 3 years old in Cambridge. Sometimes we all just need a friendly face and at Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Together you’ll definitely find that!

You’ll also find creative activities for you and your child to enjoy, lots of other parents to talk to and share experiences, along with an opportunity to talk to Family Support Workers in a safe and comfortable space.

We primarily work with families who live in the Abbey, East Chesterton, Kings Hedges and Arbury areas of Cambridge. For further details of where we hold our sessions see below.

We work alongside many other organisations in the local community and often invite them in to groups, making community resources much more accessible to families that attend.

As a registered Charity we run on a combination of donations, grants and sponsorship. If you would like to donate directly to us then you can do so here. The Paypal Giving Fund allows charities to collect donations through PayPal and 100% of all donations come directly to us.

For a copy of our most recent AGM Report (2018-2019) please click here.

Mondays Together

The Fields Child and Family Centre
Galfrid Rd CB5 8ND

10am-12.30pm For Families with Children up to 3 Years Old
1-3pm For Families with Babies up to 1 Year

Wednesdays Together

North Cambridge Child and Family Centre
Campkin Rd CB4 2LD

10am-12.30pm For Families with Children up to 3 Years Old
1-3pm For Families with Babies up to 1 Year

Thursdays Together

Browns Field Youth and Community Centre
Green End Rd CB4 1RU

For Families with Children up to 3 Years Old
10am-1pm Term Time
10am-2pm School Holidays

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What our families say...

“This group is a great opportunity to find friends and it really helped me to integrate here in Cambridge. It is great to have a place where you can meet other families in the same situation, to share happy moments as well as talking about worries, development, the future – everything!”

What our families say...

“I suffer with quite bad anxiety and having somewhere friendly and relaxed to take my son to is so important. My son has gained in confidence. This group and it’s staff are absolutely brilliant.”

What our families say...

“We’ve been coming to Thursdays Together now for six years – now with my third son. It gets better every year – many activities, committed and friendly staff, and the shared meal-times are a real aid to socialising my pre-school boy. Keep up the good work!”

Get in touch

If you would like any further information about KHFSP and what we do then please don’t hesitate to contact the Project Manager Jo Hunt in the following ways;

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01223 778600
  • Mobile: 07809 727222
  • Address:
  • c/o Browns Field Youth and Community Centre
  • 31a Green End Rd
  • Cambridge
  • CB4 1RU

Alternatively fill out the quick contact form on this page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible