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! Would you like to join a virtual group of invited parents and parenting facilitators talking about some of the issues faced whilst in lock down and maybe some ideas on how to overcome these. 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 2 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.

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

10:05am - Let's share a book together - Join Bentley Family Hub and see which book we are sharing. Join Amy as she reads 'Summer is Here'. Find the video here.

2:05pm - Let's get creative together - Join Central Family Hub and see what they are making! Join Kay as she shows us how to make play dough! Find the video here.

Tuesdays

10:05am - Baby Sensory - Take part in sensory activities at Denaby Family Hub with your baby. Join Jodie and Rachel here.

2:05pm - Let's get messy together - Join Stainforth Family Hub for some creative fun. Join Ben as we do some vehicle themed mark making. Find the video here.

2-3pm - Parenting children “Virtual Parenting Session” - 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).

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

East Area Virtual First Friends - Tuesday 10:00-11:00am

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

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

Wednesdays

10:05am - Let's sing together  - Come over to Central Family Hub and join in with your favourite songs and rhymes! Join Chloe for today's songs. Find the video here.


2:05pm - Let's get active together - Join in with Bentley Family Hub and let's get active. Join Helen and Sarah for today's activities. Find the video here.

2-3pm - Parenting teenagers “Virtual Parenting Session” - 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 listoning 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).

6:30pm - Let's Share a Book Together - Join us at Central Family Hub for a bedtime story.

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

East Area Virtual First Friends - Wednesday 10:00-11:00am

Thursdays

10:05am - Let's share a book together - Come and join in at Stainforth Family Hub and see which book we are sharing. Join Ben for today's story. Find the video here.

2:05pm - Let's get cooking together - Join Mexborough Family Hub and see what's cooking! Today Jill from 'Kids Can Cook' is showing us how to make a healthy fried egg. Find the video here.

Denaby & Conisbrough Virtual First Friends - Thursday 10:00-11:00am

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

East Area Virtual First Friends - Thursday 1:00-2:00pm

Fridays

10:05am - Let's get messy together - Join in with Bentley Family Hub and see what we are doing! Join Helen today were we will be exploring mud kitchens! Find the video here.

2:05pm - Let's share a book together - Join in with Wheatley Family Hub and see which book we are sharing! 

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

Saturdays

10:05am - Let's sing together - Join in with songs and rhymes with Denaby Family Hub. 

2:05pm - Let's get active together - Join in with Stainforth Family Hub and see what we are doing today.

Sundays

6:30pm - Bedtime Story - Join us at Denaby & Conisbrough Family Hub for a bedtime story.
Last updated: 03 July 2020 10:21:15