Central Family Hub - Thatcham

Due to Covid-19 the building is currently closed, however staff are still working and are available for phone support. Details as follows:

 

Sharon Pearce 07824 408 456

Debbie Waters 07826 510 172

Charlotte Hardie-Bigwood 07788 916 559

Elizabeth Breakspear-Jones 07770 282 155

Jo Herbert 07584 271 355

Rhys Lewis (Please contact any of the above team members)

 

The Family Hub provides services, activities, support and information for families who have children aged 0 - 19.

Provide experiences which take account of, and  respond to, the child’s developmental needs and which allow each child to make progress related to his/her own abilities.
The centre is committed to the inclusion of all children and has regard for the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). 

 

Provision for children with special educational needs is a matter for everyone in the setting.  The staff will work in order to enable each child to meet their full potential and endeavour to give each family the support they need.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sharon Pearce
Contact Position
Family Hub Manager
Telephone
01635865318
E-mail
familyhubs@westberks.gov.uk
Website
Central Family Hub
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Stay Play and Learn - Thatcham Park Lane
Baby Group - Thatcham Family Hub
Breastfeeding Drop-in - Thatcham Family Hub
Little Stars Sensory Fun - Thatcham Family Hub
Stay Play and Learn - Compton
Stay Play and Learn - Crabtree
Post Natal Group (Booking Required)

Where to go

Name
Central Family Hub
Address
Central Family Hub
Park Lane
Thatcham
Postcode
RG18 3PG

Local Offer

Description

The Family Hub provides services, activities, support and information for families who have children aged 0 - 19.

Provide experiences which take account of, and  respond to, the child’s developmental needs and which allow each child to make progress related to his/her own abilities.
The centre is committed to the inclusion of all children and has regard for the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). 

 

Provision for children with special educational needs is a matter for everyone in the setting.  The staff will work in order to enable each child to meet their full potential and endeavour to give each family the support they need.

SEN Provision Type
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4

General Provider

Is your service accessible? (consider in general terms how you make your service accessible, in addition to any specific premises issues)

The centre is accessible to wheelchair users and to those who have mobility issues, and our outreach services are similarly accessible (please contact us about outreach). Please feel free to contact us in advance to discuss your / your child’s specific needs and we will do our best to work with you to resolve any access issues.

What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)

The centre’s services are open to all.

How are referrals/applications made to your service? (include details of who can refer/apply and referral and application process)

Many sessions are drop-ins and don’t need booking onto; parents, carers and other professionals may refer.

What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services? (include timescales for responding to referrals and accessing services)

Some special services including support from the centre’s family support workers are accessed by referrals from health visitors and other professionals.

Who provides / funds your service?
Local Authority
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Yes
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs

Many groups are free and any other charges are minimal – e.g. £1 for Stay, Play & Learn sessions.

Inspection outcomes/quality awards

The centre is registered and inspected by Ofsted.

Feedback and complaints procedure

The centre will provide the best possible service for the children in their care and for parents/carers. We therefore will provide parents/carers with a means of making a complaint. Our complaints procedures will follow the West Berkshire Council protocol. Please contact the Centre on 01635 865318.

How will I know my child will be safe using this service?

The centre recognises it has a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children . The centre ensures we practice safe recruitment in checking suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children including full DBS checks on all staff and volunteers. Health and Safety is a major priority and both buildings and equipment are regularly cleaned and maintained.

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