What's On for Families

Family Support

Family Support are part of the Early Help and Family Engagement Service and work with children and their families when they are in need of support. The service recognises the crucial role that parents and carers play in their children's lives and we are here to provide support when problems first start so that they don't get worse.

We are able to offer advice and guidance, and can support families that are experiencing difficulties in a wide variety of situations. These can include:

. Parenting and challenging behaviour

. Domestic abuse

. Mental Health and well-being

. Finances and housing

For more information please contact the Centre and ask to speak to a member of the Family Support Team.

Below are some quotes from parents/carers who have accessed the Family Support service:

"It feels great that I can sleep knowing that my child is safe."

Mum reported that she "feels more able to interact with the children now, as this was an area she previously struggled with."

"She has assisted with things which I struggle with such as dealing with letters and phone calls and has been present when I have attended social environments which can be a bit daunting for me."

"Since having these meetings my confidence has really grown. Now I have time to read and do homework and spend quality time with family."

"The process is helpful. Meetings help me to relax and share my worries."


Groups, Events and Activities

Click here to view our 'What's On For Families' leaflet

. Bumps and Babes with Self-Weigh facilities available

(Every Tuesday 9.30 - 11.30am and Thursday 1.00 - 3.00pm)

Babies and parents/carers have the opportunity to socialise with others, with a range of equipment available to explore. Self weigh facilities are available (supported by the Outreach Team) so that you can monitor your baby's weight and growth.

. Baby Massage - £5.00

A 4 week course which helps babies with sleep, colic, constipation and relaxation. It is also a wonderful way of communicating with your baby. Places must be pre-booked.

. Baby Yoga - £5.00

A 4 week course which focuses on combining movement and relaxation, inspired by traditional yoga ideas and poses. Places must be pre-booked.

. Sensory Play - £1.00 per family

Sensory Play is a monthly session for parents/carers and children up to 1 year old. These sessions are designed to promote learning and development for babies through a range of themed activities, as well as providing opportunities to socialise. Places must be pre-booked.

. Baby's First Year

A range of sessions including Treasure Baskets, Reach, Roll and Play and Talking Tots, all aimed at exploring how our babies learn and develop during their first 12 months, and what we can do to support this.

. Buggy Walk

This monthly session takes place in Rosehill Park. It's a good chance to meet other parents/carers and babies in the community whilst getting some fresh air and boosting those steps.

. Sensory Tots - (Alternate Thursdays, 10.00 - 11.00am) £1.00 per family

Sensory Tots is ideal for children aged 1-2 years. Children can explore a range of activities designed to promote their learning through sensory experiences.

. Little Learners (Every Friday, 1.30 - 3.00pm) £1.00 per family

A weekly session for children aged 1+. Little Learners encourages children to play, explore and learn through a range of activities including arts and crafts, small world, role play and much more. Snack is included.

. Boogie Tots - £1.00 per family

Boogie Tots  is a monthly session for parents/carers and children aged over 1 year. This group encourages singing, dancing and movement to music - let's get active! Children will also enjoy a healthy snack.

. Dump the Dummy

This session offers support, information and guidance for parents/carers who are wanting to start toilet training their child.

. SEND in the Centre

This fortnightly session is designed to offer support and information for parents/carers who are starting or going through the SEND referral process.

. Family Theme Days

Explore our amazing outdoor area throughout the year at our Family Theme Days. There is lots of fun, games and activities.

. Trips - prices vary

We offer a range of opportunities throughout the year to join us during the school holidays. Please ask for more information.


Volunteering Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering your time at Rawmarsh Children's Centre?

We have 3 different types of volunteer activities for you to become involved in, provided you have time to spare each week to be part of our team.

Volunteers will be given a full induction and an enhanced DBS check will be undertaken as this role involves working with children.

Child Focus Groups:

Main duties:

. To work as part of the Children's Centre team with emphasis on supporting activities for children and their families.

. To participate in providing age appropriate activities that allow parent and child interaction within a community environment, whilst providing support and encouragement to parents.

. To participate in developing session plans with the contribution of ideas.

. To help with the setting up and clearing away of equipment and resources.


Children's Centre Advisory Group

Main duties:

. To promote high quality service delivery which is in line with the Children's Centre Core Offer.

. To promote quality and best practice in Children's Centre services.

. To ensure that Children's Centre services are not hard to reach and are accessible to all, particularly to the most vulnerable and excluded families.


Breast Feeding Support

Main duties:
. Offer breastfeeding information to pregnant women.

Befriend and support breastfeeding women within the groups.

Promote breastfeeding in the community.

Please contact our Outreach Team on 01709 430420 to find out more information about our volunteering opportunities.