Children's Centre Newsletter - 23rd edition

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London Borough of Hounslow

       August Edition 2022

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Welcome to the Twenty Third Edition of our Children's Centres' Newsletter!

We hope that you are enjoying the summer holidays and that you managed to cope with last week's hot weather.  We are now on our summer timetable and as you will have seen, these include meet-ups in local parks and places of interest.  You can attend any of these activities, irrespective of where you live in the borough, so do take advantage of this to discover something outside of your local area.

Unfortunately, a number of our staff have been off with Covid and as other staff are on summer leave, we have had to cancel some sessions.  Please be assured that we only do this as a last resort and that we will always make every effort to contact you if you have booked for a session.  

Enjoy the month of August and all that it brings.

What's on?


Children's Centre Timetables  

Summer Timetable - Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September 2022

East Area Timetable - Chiswick, Brentford and Isleworth

West Area Timetable - Feltham, Bedfont, Hanworth

Central Area Timetable - Heston, Cranford, Hounslow and Beavers

These timetables include activities from Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September 2022. We do sometimes have to make changes to our timetables, so it's always a good idea to check our most up to date copies. These can be found in the 'What's on' section of the Children's Centre pages, on the Family Services Directory. 

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Antenatal Breastfeeding Classes @ South Isleworth Children's Centre 

Preparing for feeding, caring and understanding your new baby before birth really helps the transition into parenthood.

West Mid are running Face to face Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshops, at South Isleworth Children’s Centre. These workshops run for 2 hours. Families who are booked to have their baby at West Middlesex or Chelsea and Westminster hospital can use the following link to secure a space:

Follow our Facebook page ‘Chelwest Infant Feeding’ where we share the latest updates, guidance and information. Our 2 hour face to face ‘Early days’ Antenatal workshop are coming soon, in the meantime this can be accessed via video on our Chelwest Infant Feeding Padlet - this can be accessed via the Facebook page or the following link: Feeding and Nurturing your Baby (

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Special Events, Celebrations and Themes in August

  • 1-7 Aug - World Breastfeeding Week
  • 6 -7 Aug - Fast of Tisha B'av (end of the three weeks of mourning - Jewish Observance)
  • 7 - 8 Aug - Ashura
  • 11  - Raksha Bandhan (Hindu Holiday)
  • 12  - International Youth day
  • 12 - Red Nose Day
  • 19  - Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu Festival)
  • 29  - Summer Bank Holiday
  • 31 - Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu Holiday)


You Said We Did...

Have you attended any of our sessions? Do you have any suggestions or ideas on our future services? If yes, please complete our online feedback form.

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Follow us on Facebook 

The London Borough of Hounslow has got a Children and Families Information Facebook Page! 

We post videos of different activities including song time, story time and activities for you to try at home.

If you would like to follow this page, search 'London Borough of Hounslow - Children and Families Information'.

Look After Yourselves...


Monthly Mindfulness Activity


For this activity you will need a sunny day with plenty of white fluffy clouds.  Ask your child to look at the clouds (but not directly at the sun) and ask them what shapes they can see.  Are the clouds moving or are they still?  Can you make up a story about the clouds and the sky?

Quote of the Month

"Obeying from love is better than to obey from fear".



Recipe of the Month

Apple Pie Overnight Oats 


40g oats 

200g yogurt 

Splash of milk 

1 tsp Cinnamon 

1 apple  

  1. Grate the apple 
  2. Add your oats, cinnamon, yogurt and apple to a bowl, followed by a splash of milk and mix altogether. 
  3. Put in a bowl/container and leave in the fridge overnight 
  4. Before eating sprinkle some cinnamon on top and decorate with fruit.

Do you have a favourite or special recipe you would like to share? Please email it to for it be featured as the 'Recipe of the Month'.

Information on Childcare and Education

Are you a working parent, or a parent starting or re-starting work in September 2022 and you have a 3 or 4 year old child?

You may be eligible to receive up to 30 hours of free childcare and early education.  You can apply for your 30 hour free childcare entitlement code now.  If you are starting or re-starting work in September you can apply 31 days before your confirmed start date, but no later than 31st August 2022.  

Visit to apply.

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It only takes 20 minutes to apply, watch this short video to find out how

Other Community Information

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Kew Gardens

Fancy exploring the beautiful grounds of Kew gardens this summer?

For families on universal credits, tickets cost only £1! For further details, please visit their website: Kew Gardens | Kew

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Angel Exit Theatre toooB

toooB is an enchanting wordless performance for 6-24 month olds and their grown ups. A gentle sensory adventure where a performer is costumed inside a giant caterpillar-like tunnel creation, magically manipulating it before playfully emerging from the tunnel and inviting the audience to play. toooB has an original soundtrack, captivating movement and is designed to be a perfect introduction to theatre and dance for the very young encouraging empathy and playful interaction. There is a stay and play session with the performer after the show.

Tuesday 9 August 2022, 11am (£9) - Watermans Art Centre, 40 High St Brentford, TW8 0DS. To book please visit:

Wednesday 10 August 2022, 11am & 2pm (£Free). Beavers Children's Centre, The Hub Salisbury Road, Hounslow, TW4 7NW. No booking required.

For further information, please visit: toooB – Dance Umbrella

COVID-19 Information

Get Boosted Now

Anyone aged 16+ can get their booster 3 months after their second vaccine dose.

How: You can book appointments online and attend a walk-in clinic.

For more information on when and how to get your booster jab, please go to the London Borough of Hounslow's dedicated web pages

First and Second Doses - Get Vaccinated Now

If you have not had your vaccine yet, you're still eligible and can book anytime. How you get a COVID vaccine and how many doses you receive depends on your age and the following conditions:

People aged 12 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of a vaccine.

Children aged 5 and over will soon be offered a first dose of the vaccine.

People aged 16 and over

If you're aged 16 or over you can:

  • book appointments online.
  • attend a walk-in clinic to get a vaccine without an appointment

Children aged 12 to 15

Most children aged 12 to 15 can:

  • get their COVID-19 vaccine at school
  • book appointments online
  • attend a specific 12-15 year old walk in clinic.

People with a weakened immune system

A third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a weakened immune system when they had their first two doses.  

How: If you're eligible for a third dose, the NHS will let you know when and where to have the vaccine.

Information:  A third dose is different from the booster as this is administered with a shorter gap (min. 8 weeks post second dose) to give a better immune response from those who are immunocompromised.