A free families Fun Day to celebrate RLK Children’s Centre 5th Anniversary was held on 12 March when families with children aged 0-5 were able to come along to find out more about is on offer and join in the fun and games.
Magical Timmy was there, entertaining through stilt walking, juggling, magic show, music, songs and making balloon hats! Local Neighbourhood Police were there with a Police car and Wiltshire Fire Service with a Fire Engine for children to explore!
Prizes in the free draw included: digital camera, free Children’s Party at Toybox Junction, free Toddler swims at Health Hydro, Milton Road, 50% off Baby Boppers 6-week course, Large talking Peppa Pig, Large Disney bears, Co-op gift voucher, Tesco gift voucher, Starbucks Coffee and more!!!
There were children’s activities running all day with different activities each half hour: Stories, Songs, Magic and Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, making fruit kebabs, baby hand and foot printing and a picture hunt running throughout the day and Barnardo’s shop was selling secondhand children’s and toddler items
Services offered free help and support, practical ideas and signposting for all areas of family life with under 5’s (including RLK Children’s Centre team; Family Information Service; Health Visitors; Speech and Language Advisor; Health Ambassadors; Dental Advisor).
Barnardo’s Robert Le Kyng (RLK) Children’s Centre for families with under 5’s
Barnardo’s Robert Le Kyng Children’s Centre offers a warm welcome and is open and accessible to all. Everyone is welcome in our friendly groups and our team are happy to help families with any queries and concerns they may have about all areas of family life with 0-5yrs. Our services are free, unless otherwise stated. Regular groups include: Dads Saturday Group; Stay and Play sessions; Cooking on a Budget; Parenting with Confidence workshop; Baby Boppers; Toddler Gym; Information mornings; Young Parents group; PEEP course for 0-12 months and 12-24 months; Post Natal Support; Rhyme Time and Creative Fun… come along and see what we can offer you!
Robert Le Kyng Sure Start Children’s Centre, located in Westcott Street, is managed by children’s charity Barnardo’s South West on behalf of Swindon Borough Council.
For dads and their children under 5
Every 3rd Saturday of the month
Just turn up! No need to book (except for Wild Inspired activities, see below)
A chance for dads to spend time with their children. Enjoy a bacon sandwich and cup of tea, with high quality facilities, outdoor play area, indoor crèche space with toys, games, crafts and books for dads to access with their children.
Outdoor Forestry activities led by Wild Inspired taking place on:
Saturday 16 April 2011 10am – 12pm, Den Building and Natural Art session
Saturday 20 November 2011 10am – 12pm, Stories and Games session
If you would like to join us on the Wild Inspired adventures please give us a ring to book a space. The trips are free, but donations are welcome.
Dads Group aims to promote play and outdoor activities along with the chance to meet other dads. The Dads group leader is also available to help with any queries or concerns they may have with all areas of family life with under 5’s.
Forthcoming RLK Children’s Centre Dads Group dates for 2011 are:
Saturdays 19 March, 16 April (den building Wild Inspired session please book), 21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 20 August, 17 Sept, 15 October, 19 November (Wild Inspired session please book) and 10 December.
No booking is necessary for the dads group unless otherwise stated above.
Robert Le Kyng Sure Start Children’s Centre provides free support to all parents and carers of under-5s, including links to local health services and help with training and employment. Call 01793 525830 or visit www.barnardos.org.uk/rlkchildrenscentre
For more details call Emma Jackson, Project Worker Outreach (Tues morning, Wed and Thurs all day)
RLK Barnardo’s Children’s Centre
Westcott Street, Swindon, SN1 5HS.
T: 01793 525830
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