01303 244836


Supporting Fathers’ Involvement

  • April 19th, 2018

Are you worried that stress in your relationship is affecting your children? This free 16-week course for couples and co-parents will give you: * A safe space to think through difficulties * New, more constructive ways of resolving your differences * Support from other parents in similar situations.   “A great way to spend some time focussing on the most… Read More

Paediatric First Aid

  • April 19th, 2018

Thanks to funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, we are able to offer the following training sessions in paediatric first aid: from 1.00 to 3.00pm on Tuesday 15th and Tuesday 22nd May 2018 for parents who have a child under eight at Dymchurch Primary School from 12.45 to 2.45pm on Wednesday 16th and Wednesday 23rd May 2018 parents who… Read More

Customer Service Qualification

  • April 19th, 2018

Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th April 2018 Would you like to earn a recognised qualification in Customer Services? Home-Start Shepway along with SEK Training will be running a three-day course completely free. Participants will gain an Entry Level 3 Qualification in Customer Services. To participate on this course you must be over 19 years old and unemployed. Spaces… Read More

Community, Relaxation And Fun Therapy (CRAFT)

  • April 19th, 2018

Weekly art and craft design workshops for women who have experienced domestic abuse.   Starts again after the Easter break on Thursday 19th April 2018 from 9.30 to 11.30 am.   Limited spaces available, so please call to book.   For more information, contact Emma or Amanda on 01303 244836.      

Newsletter and Timetable April – July 2018

  • April 18th, 2018

Crafty Behaviour Group

  • April 18th, 2018

Come along and join in this friendly group for parents! From Wednesday 18th April to Wednesday 16th May 2018 9.00 to 11.30 am at The Village Children’s Centre. * Learn about positive behaviour techniques. * Have support in setting up new strategies to improve your child’s behaviour. * Get crafty and make a reward chart, worry box or treasure chest… Read More

Shorncliffe Community Centre Parent and Toddler Group

  • April 16th, 2018

Come along to our free parent and toddler group for pre-school children!   Mondays from 1.00 to 2.30 pm. Starts again after the Easter break on 16th April 2018.   Lots of toys, activities and the chance to meet other parents.   For more information, please contact Home-Start Shepway on 01303 244836.  

One Stop Shop

  • April 11th, 2018

Supporting those experiencing domestic abuse. If you are experiencing domestic abuse, receive access to free confidential advice, information and support from different agencies under one roof. No appointment necessary, but please allow sufficient time for your visit. Every Wednesday from 12.30 – 2.30pm Folkestone Early Years Children’s Centre Dover Road CT20 1QF    

Big Hopes Big Future Project Co-ordinator

  • April 5th, 2018

Funded by BBC Children In Need, we are looking for a Co-ordinator for Big Hopes Big Future Project for 26 hours per week. The aim of the 3 year project is to address the issues that prevent children from disadvantaged backgrounds being ready for school. For further details, please see the attached PDF.

Green Token Giving

  • April 4th, 2018

Good news! Home-Start Shepway has been chosen to participate in ASDA’s green token scheme throughout the months of April, May and June 2018. Customers who shop at Asda receive a green token at the checkout to put into the charity box of their choice on their way out of the store. At the end of the period, the tokens are… Read More

Preparation Course for New Volunteers

  • March 7th, 2018

Wednesdays from 7th March to 25th April 2018 (term time only) 9.30am – 2.30pm Come and join our team of enthusiastic and professionally trained volunteers! After completing our six-week course, you could home-visit a family in the local area, or help out in one of our family groups. For more information, please see our Volunteering page or call us on… Read More

Mothers Day Event at Bunnings Folkestone

  • February 25th, 2018

Many thanks to Bunnings Folkestone for hosting an after-hours (4.00 to 6.00 pm) Mothers Day Event for families supported by Home-Start Shepway on Sunday 25th February 2018, including: * crafts for children to make something special for mum * facepainting * refreshments. Everyone who attended had great fun!  

Maths Qualification

  • January 15th, 2018

Monday 15th January to Monday 25th June 2018 (term time only) 12.30 to 2.00pm   In conjunction with East Kent College, we are offering parents/carers the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised certificate in maths. Courses are free to join.   For further information or to book a place, please call us on 01303 244836.

Young Active Parents (YAPs)

  • January 11th, 2018

YAPs is a free support group for pregnant mums and young parents under 20 – young dads welcome too! What we have to offer …   Free crèche facilities and a free healthy lunch every week. An opportunity to meet other parents of a similar age. Practical parenting advice and emotional support Information on accessing local parent and baby/toddler groups…. Read More

Empowering Parents To Achieve

  • November 30th, 2017

Big Lottery Fund Evaluation   Imagine it’s a hot summer’s day but you avoid taking your kids to the beach because you can’t afford an ice cream. In parts of Folkestone, up to 38% of children are living in income deprived households. Find out how EPTA  is helping in this external evaluation by Steve Allman. Click on the link above… Read More

Contact us to find out more...

Metro House

24 Cheriton Gardens

CT20 2AS

Tel: 01303 244836

Fax: 01303 210487

Email: office@homestartshepway.org.uk

Office Hours: 9am - 5pm

Answer phone outside office hours