01303 244836


One Stop Shop

  • October 11th, 2017

Every Wednesday from 12.30 – 2.30pm at Folkestone Early Years Children’s Centre Dover Road CT20 1QF 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.

Supporting Fathers’ Involvement

  • October 7th, 2017

Free therapeutic groups – strengthen your relationship for the benefit of your children.   New groups starting soon: Tuesday 7 November 2017 to Tuesday 20 March 2018 and Saturday 11 November 2017 to Saturday 24 March 2018 For more information, please call us on 01303 244836.

Crafty Behaviour Group

  • October 1st, 2017

Come along and join in this friendly group for parents! From Wednesday 1st November to Wednesday 6th December 2017 from 1.00 to 2.30 pm at Hawkinge 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 to meet your… Read More

Music, Movement and Dance

  • October 1st, 2017

Tuesday 31st October to Tuesday 12th December 2017 From 9.30 to 11.30 am at Folkestone Early Years Children’s Centre. To book a place for you and your pre-school children please contact Home-Start Shepway on 01303 244836.   Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sanjoselibrary/25318325565/    

Gemini – Drop-In Group for Parents with Pre-School Twins

  • September 30th, 2017

Every Friday from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at Home-Start Shepway. For parents who are expecting or already have multiple births. Come along and meet other parents in a safe and friendly environment. Healthy snacks provided. We look forward to meeting you. For further information, please call 01303 244836.

Young Active Parents (YAPs)

  • September 30th, 2017

YAPs is a free support group for pregnant mums and young parents under 20 Young dads welcome too A welcoming, friendly and non-judgemental environment where young parents feel supported and valued! We offer free crèche facilities and a free healthy lunch every week! Emotional support and time out for you Have fun with cooking Information on accessing nursery, returning to… Read More

Play and Learn Sessions (PALS)

  • September 13th, 2017

Have lots of fun at our free sessions with your pre-school children in the community area and messy play room. Structured play activity, lots of toys and space to explore! A 12-week rolling programme on Wednesdays from 13th September 2017 from  9.00 to 11.00 am (term-time only) at The Village Children’s Centre, Denmark Street, Folkestone CT19 6EQ. For more information,… Read More

Shorncliffe Community Centre Parent and Toddler Group

  • September 11th, 2017

Come along to our free parent and toddler group for pre-school children! Mondays from 11th September 2017 from 1.00 to 3.00 pm (term-time only). Lots of toys, activities and the chance to meet other parents. For more information please contact Home-Start Shepway on 01303 244836.            


  • September 7th, 2017

Enhanced New Beginnings Women’s Support Group Thursdays from 7th September 2017 from 9.30am to 11.30am. A relaxed and welcoming group for women who have experienced domestic abuse Make new friends and get peer support Learn a new skill – for example, glitter glass or decoupage Bring your own ideas for art and craft projects Make smoothies Drink tea or coffee… Read More

Reading for Wellbeing

  • September 6th, 2017

Improve mental well-being, confidence, literacy and discover reading for fun!   Home-Start Shepway and Reading for Wellbeing are working together to deliver reading groups for women who have children under the age of eight. The groups, run by Zena Cooper, involve the group being read to and supported to discuss the text and to develop personal reflection, explore thoughts and… Read More

Home-Start Shepway Calls for Votes to Bag a Share of Bag Fund

  • September 1st, 2017

Home-Start Shepway’s EPTA project is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects. Three groups in every Tesco region… Read More

Volunteers Newsletter September 2017

  • September 1st, 2017

Timetable September – December 2017

  • September 1st, 2017

Fundraising Clairvoyant Evening

  • August 5th, 2017

A fundraising clairvoyant evening was held on Saturday 5th August 2017 at Hawkinge Village Hall. The majority of the audience of 46 received readings from mediums Matt and Kirsty Grogan, and the evening was enlightening and entertaining. Matt and Kirsty and Hawkinge Village Hall generously provided their services free of charge.  The total amount raised by ticket sales and a… 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