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.
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.
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
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.or
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.
We have things planned online all through the week, click on the days of the week below to see what's planned.
2:05pm - Let's get creative together - Join Central Family Hub and see what they are making! Join Kay as she shows you how to make your very own superhero hat, mask and cuffs! Find the video here.
Edlington Virtual First Friends - Monday 1:00-2:00pm
10:05am - Baby Sensory - Take part in sensory activities at Denaby Family Hub with your baby. Join Mo as she talks about sensory bottles. Find the video here.
2:05pm - Let's get messy together - Join Stainforth Family Hub for some creative fun. Join Kerry this afternoon for some Superhero themed messy play! 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
10:05am - Let's sing together - Come over to Central Family Hub and join in with your favourite songs and rhymes! Join Becky, Eden, Marian, Chloe, Kay and Kodi and sing along with the Early Years Team in 'Let's Sing Together'. 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 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).
6:30pm - Let's Share a Book Together - Join us at Central Family Hub for a bedtime story.
Mexborough Virtual First Friends - Wednesday 10:00-11:00am
Rossington Virtual First Friends - Wednesday 10:00-11:00am
East Area Virtual First Friends - Wednesday 10:00-11:00am
2:05pm - Let's get cooking together - Join Mexborough Family Hub and see what's cooking!
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
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
2:05pm - Let's get active together - Join in with Stainforth Family Hub and see what we are doing today.