Virtual Family Hub

Hello online world! We're still available to offer a wide variety of free, fun and structured support services and activities for families with children - just for now we're having to do it virtually.

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Keep in touch

The best way to keep in touch with us is to become a Family Hub member - it's free to join and you'll be the first to know about all of the things we have available.

Family Hub Membership Form

What is a Virtual Hub?

Because we can't meet in person for awhile we wanted to keep in touch online - this is our virtual hub! Take a look through our weekly timetable below, this week you can watch the videos that have been filmed all over Doncaster and from the 4th May we will be adding new, exciting videos and resources for you to enjoy. Here are a few highlights:

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt! Join Helen our Early Years Worker for a Book Chatter, Book Play story-time, in which we will be following the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!’ by Michael Rosen.
  • Messy Play! Join Kerry in making some play dough at home, all you need is Flour, Salt and Water! Enjoy!
  • Baby Session – Join in with your baby – in this session we're looking at sensory activities!
  • Mark Making – Janine is doing some mark making with you. All you need to join in is, a paintbrush or twig, a piece of chalk and a little bit of water!

Virtual Parenting Sessions

Parenting is tough! It’s even harder during COVID-19! If you would like to join the virtual group for top tips, support or even just a listening ear, please email FamilyHubManagementTeam@doncaster.gov.uk or ring 01302 737350 to arrange an invite to the session via Microsoft Teams (Limited to 8 parents per session).

  • Parenting children - Tuesdays, 2-3pm
  • Parenting teenagers - Wednesdays, 2-3pm

Relationship Matters

It’s normal for families to argue at home (especially when we’ve hardly left the house for months!)...BUT if they are becoming a problem then help is at hand.

A new website called Relationship Matters is here for you and your family if you think you’re struggling.

Whether couples are together or separated, disagreements are completely normal but evidence shows that regular conflict can have a big impact on children.

The website is full of useful advice and how you can access support. It can help you see how your behaviour might be making things worse in your home. Stay calm and work it out.

Visit the website: www.relationshipmatters.org.uk

Virtual First Friends with Family Hubs and Doncaster Health Visitors

Join our Early Years Development Workers and Community Nursery Nurses in the Family Hubs for our Virtual First Friends sessions. Within these sessions we will be available for any health support needed and the opportunity for mums to share their experiences and learn about their baby's development. To join please message Doncaster Health Visitors Facebook page or call Doncaster Health Visiting Team on 01302 566766.

Please see the timetable below to find out when Virtual First Friends is in your area.

Virtual Intro to 2 Year Funding

Part of the role of the Doncaster Family Hubs is to provide support to families accessing two-year-old funding. We are inviting parents/carers to our Virtual sessions around the two-year-old funding offer. This will give you the opportunity to gain more information and ask any questions, for example; do I have to use the full 15 hours?

The Family Hubs have been working closely with Early Years settings to ensure that we have the appropriate information for you around how these settings are moving forward in the current situation to ensure safe and fun learning experiences for your children. If you would like any more information on the 2-year-old funding offer, please contact your local Family Hub.

Please see the timetable below to find out when a Virtual Intro to 2 Year Funding is happening in your area.

Weekly sessions - come and join us online!

We have things planned online all through the week, click on the days of the week below to see what's planned.

Mondays

East Family Hubs - Virtual Baby Fun 10:00 - 11:00am - More info to follow.

North Family Hubs - Virtual Book Chatter Book Play 10:00 – 10:30am

Let's Dance Together - 11:00am - Head over to Stainforth Family Hub and see what we're dancing to today! Join Nic and Ben here for today's video!

East Family Hubs - Virtual Sing and Shake 1:00-2:00pm

East Family Hubs would like to invite you along to our virtual Sing and Shake session! Sing and Shake is an excellent way to encourage early language, communication and literacy development.  The session will support children’s learning through music, singing and story time with various activities that can be easily completed virtually from home.


Edlington Virtual First Friends - 1:00 - 2:00pm

East Family Hubs Virtual Young Parents  1:00 - 2:00pm - More info to follow.

Tuesdays

Carcroft Virtual First Friends -  9:30 - 10:30am

East Family Hubs Virtual First Friends - 10:00 - 11:00am

North Family Hubs - Virtual Messy Play 10:00 – 10:30am

Let's Sing Together 11:00am - Head over to Denaby & Conisbrough Family Hub and see what songs we're singing today! Join Emma here as she sings' Hickory Dickory Dock'.

Parenting Children Virtual Parenting Session - 2:00 - 3:00pm - Parenting is tough! It’s even harder during COVID-19 If you would like to join the virtual group for top tips, support or even just a listening ear, please email FamilyHubManagementTeam@doncaster.gov.uk or ring 01302 737350 to arrange an invite to the session via Microsoft Teams (Limited to 8 parents per session).

Adwick Virtual First Friends - 1:00 - 2:00pm

Central Area Virtual First Friends - 1:00 - 2:00pm

Wednesdays

Mexborough Virtual First Friends - 10:00 - 11:00am

Rossington Virtual First Friends - 10:00 - 11:00am

East Family Hubs Virtual First Friends - 10:00 - 11:00am

North Family Hubs - Virtual Book Chatter Book Play - 10:00 - 10.30am

North Family Hubs - Virtual Messy Play - 1:00 - 1.30pm

Let's Move Together (A Virtual Walk) - 11:00am - Head over to Bentley Family Hub and see how we're keeping active! Find today's video here.

Join us each week to explore our local areas and the environment around us from the comfort of your home. Our virtual walks will give you fun ideas of where to go and what to explore when out on walks with your family. Learning in an outdoor environment allows children to interact with the elements around us and helps them to gain an understanding of the world we live in. The sense of freedom playing outdoors brings is fantastic for a child’s development, both physically and mentally. 

Parenting Teenagers Virtual Parenting Session - 2:00 - 3:00pm - Parenting is tough! It’s even harder during COVID-19! If you would like to join the virtual group for top tips, support or even just a listening ear, please email FamilyHubManagementTeam@doncaster.gov.uk or ring 01302 737350 to arrange an invite to the session via Microsoft Teams (Limited to 8 parents per session).

Thursdays

Denaby & Conisbrough Virtual First Friends -  10:00 - 11:00amLet's Share A Story - 11:00am - Head over to Denaby & Conisbrough Family Hub and see what story we're sharing today! Find today's video here.

Askern Virtual First Friends – 1:00-2:00pm

East Family Hubs Virtual First Friends - 1:00-2:00pm

East Family Hubs - Expectant Mums - 10:00 - 11:00am - More info to follow.

Fridays

East Family Hubs - Virtual Book Chatter Book Play - 10:00 - 11:00am

East Family Hubs would like to invite you along to our Virtual Book Chatter, Book Play sessions.

Book Chatter, Book Play is an excellent way to encourage early language, communication and literacy development.  The session will support children’s learning through music, singing and story time with various activities that can be easily completed virtually from home. (Each family will be provided with resources to use during these story-telling sessions).

Let's Create Together - 11:00am - Head over to Central Family Hub as we get creative! Join Eden here as she shows you how to create an autumn tree picture using paint.
 
 
 
 
East Family Hubs - Virtual Let's Dance Together - 1:00 - 2:00pm - More info to follow.

Bentley Virtual First Friends - 1:30 - 2:30pm

Head over to Denaby & Conisbrough Family Hub at 6:30pm for this week's bed time story.

 

 

Last updated: 19 October 2020 11:02:41