01303 244836


Preparation Course for New Volunteers

  • January 17th, 2018

Wednesdays from 21st February to 28th March 2018 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 01303 244836.

Customer Service Qualification

  • January 13th, 2018

Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th February 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, unemployed, resident in… Read More

Community, Relaxation And Fun Therapy (CRAFT)

  • January 12th, 2018

Weekly art and craft design workshops for women who have experienced domestic abuse, starting Thursday 18th January 2018 from 9.30 to 11.30am.   Limited spaces available, so please call to book.   For more information, contact Emma or Amanda on 01303 244836.      

Volunteers Newsletter January 2018

  • January 12th, 2018

Timetable Jan – March 2018

  • January 4th, 2018

One Stop Shop

  • January 3rd, 2018

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

Play and Learn Sessions (PALS)

  • December 10th, 2017

Have lots of fun at our free sessions with your pre-school children in the community area and creative play room. Structured play activity, lots of toys and space to explore! Our Play and Learn Sessions return on Wednesday 10th January 2018 from 9.00 to 11.00 am at The Village Children’s Centre, Denmark Street, Folkestone CT19 6EQ. We will be doing… Read More

Once Upon A Time

  • December 9th, 2017

Tuesday 9th January 2018 to Tuesday 6th February 2018 9.30—11.30am   Owl Room Folkestone Early Years Children’s Centre   Come and join us for five storytelling sessions based on Peppa and George Pig! All sessions will start with a story followed by an activity and healthy snacks.   To book a place for you and your pre-school child, please call… Read More

Shorncliffe Community Centre Parent and Toddler Group

  • December 8th, 2017

Come along to our free parent and toddler group for pre-school children!   Mondays from 8th January 2018 from 1.00 to 2.30 pm (term-time only).   Lots of toys, activities and the chance to meet other parents.   Monday 8th January 2018 – Shaving Foam Painting Monday 15th January 2018 – Sensory ‘Herb’ Soup Monday 22nd January 2018 – Fruit… 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

Co-Op Local Community Fund

  • November 25th, 2017

Home-Start Shepway was at the Cheriton Co-Op today to receive a cheque for £1,827.12 for our Empowering Parents To Achieve Project – more info. here. A huge thank you to all Co-Op members and staff for supporting us!

Young Active Parents (YAPs)

  • November 1st, 2017

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

Frank Pinnington

  • October 13th, 2017

Frank Pinnington 1944 — 2017 Vice Chair and Treasurer of Home-Start Shepway   The passing of Frank Pinnington has bought great sadness to the scheme. He was a long-standing member of the committee. Frank sadly passed away on 19th September 2017. Four staff members and two committee members attended the funeral, which took place on 12th October 2017. It was… 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