Children's Centre Newsletter - 26th edition

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London Borough of Hounslow

       November Edition 2022

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What's on?

Welcome to the November edition of our Children's Centres' Newsletter!

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter.  We hope that you are enjoying the autumn colours during this unusual period of warm weather. We are looking forward to running a session in partnership with Kew Gardens that looks at the colours and patterns of nature at this time of year. 

Over the past few months, we have been working with West Middlesex Hospital, so that they are providing more services from our centres.  We are really pleased that they are now able to provide two new drop-in sessions for parents who need support with breast feeding.  These are at South Isleworth and Brentford Children's Centres. 

We are planning lots of exciting activities within our centres in the lead-up to the festive period and hope that you will join us.  As you may have noticed on our timetables, there will be no sessions on Friday 11 November, as we will be having a staff inset day. The booking lines will also be closed on this day. Bookings for Wednesday 16 November will therefore open on Thursday 10 November at 10.30am.

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Arts & Crafts session in partnership with Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens are running a session on 21 Nov at Brentford Children's Centre. This session is by booking (opens on 16 November at 10.30am). 

Everywhere you look, nature is full of patterns. Create your own through nature-based crafts including collage, flower prints, and clay leaf imprints with Kew Gardens’. 

For further details please see the East Area Timetable.

Are you a 'Hounslow registered' Foster Carer?

Crane Park have begun a stay and play session for Foster carers, running fortnightly. Please see the West area timetable or email for further information. 


Children's Centre Timetables  

Autumn Timetable - Monday 5 September to Friday 15 December 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 5 September to Friday 15 December 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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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.

You Said We Did...

Here is some feedback we have received:

Central Area Children's Centres:

'Toddler and baby group very satisfied with the teachers'

Thank you to all families that gave us feedback on our services, last month. This helps us to know what we are doing well and what we could be doing better.

Information on Childcare and Education

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Reconfirming your 30-hour free childcare code

If you get 30 hours of free childcare and education and you don’t renew your code and give it to your childcare provider every three months, you won’t be able to claim your 30 hours free childcare for the whole of the next term.  This could lead to you missing out on months of free childcare, so make sure you set up a reminder. The Government should send you a text or email before your personal deadline, but it’s always a good idea to put another reminder on your phone and calendar. Sign into your childcare account here to get your HMRC renewal code.

It not too soon to start thinking about your childcare options from January 2023 – visit for help with childcare costs.

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

COVID-19 Information

Covid Vaccination Information

For the most current information concerning vaccinations and boosters, please go to the London Borough of Hounslow's  dedicated web page.