Baby Groups

Baby Groups

St Joseph’s works in partnership with Home-Start Croydon and Croydon Council, to host a free bi-weekly, baby groups in our newly refurbished Library and adjoining outdoor learning areas. Parents, carers and childcare professionals are all welcome.

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age.

Home-Start has a community network of trained volunteers called Parent Champions for families, offering practical and confidential support on early learning and childcare, providing information about Best Start and community services, signposting to local services and running parent-led peer groups.

We understand the importance of providing support to new families, particularly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our partnership with Home-Start aims at providing families and their children a safe place to seek support and advice, as well and to build a network of contacts and friends.

Find out about St Joseph's Nursery

What we offer and how to take part

Venue

Our baby group meets in our new school library and outdoor areas, including our own Forest School.

We have plenty of space for learning, singing, ‘messy-play’ and provide free tea, coffee and fruit snacks for parents. Baby-changing facilities and undercover storage for buggies are also provided.

Please enter via the Junior School entrance on Woodend, SE19 3NU and register with the main office as you come in. Note that Woodend is a designated ‘School Street’ between 08:00 – 09:30 a.m. and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. which means that it is cyclist and pedestrian-only during those times.

Click here for pictures of our new Library

Meeting times

Our baby group meets every other week on a Tuesday morning, from 09:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Meeting dates for 2021 are:

  • 14 September 2021
  • 28 September 2021
  • 12 October 2021
  • 9 November 2021
  • 23 November 2021
  • 7 December 2021

If you would like to attend, please click on this link to register your interest


Contacts

For further information regarding the baby groups at St Joseph’s please contact:

Mr D Navarro, School Business Manager
0208 670 2385
[email protected]

Ms L Fuentes, Parent Champion Co-ordinator
[email protected]
https://croydon-homestart.co.uk/