Families Matter Bitesize E-bulletin: June 2023 - Latest Families Matter magazine and summer fun

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Welcome to your monthly Families Matter E-bulletin from the Parent and Family Support Service.

Each month we share information, advice and opportunities for you to join our networks, support groups or parenting sessions.

Read on to find out how you can connect with other parents and carers, participate in family activities, share your experiences and learn together.

To find out more about the Parent and Family Support Service and access our termly Families Matter magazine, visit our website.

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Families Matter Magazine: Summer 2023

Read the latest edition of the borough’s Families Matter magazine which features local and national information on services and news to support families.

This edition includes information on the positive experiences of parent volunteers and fun family activities to take part in over the summer.


Summer edition here >

Previous editions here >


Childcare for the summer holidays

The Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare Scheme provides quality childcare for children aged 3 - 13 years old. The summer scheme will be at:

St Mary and St Michael Primary School, Sutton Street, E1 0BD

Monday 24 July – Friday 18 August

Places are limited.  Bookings for the scheme are now open for working parents. Bookings for non-working parents will open on Tuesday 11 July at 12 noon.

Find out if you can get help with childcare costs by visiting the government’s Childcare Choices website.

More information >

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Young V&A - Summer Festival

Young V&A opens on Saturday 1 July.  It is a free museum where children, young people and families can imagine, play and design.

Families are also invited to attend a summer festival to celebrate the launch on the following weekend, with a programme of free, family friendly creative activities.

Young V&A Summer Festival

Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PA

Saturday 8 July - Sunday 9 July, 11am - 4pm

More information >

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Platform to Talk - Good Start at Secondary School

Help your child get off to the best possible start at secondary school by attending this online Platform to Talk session.

You will learn how to help your child manage any anxiety they may feeling about their new school and pick up some practical tips so that everything goes as smoothly as possible in September.

Platform to Talk - Good Start at Secondary School

Friday 14 July, 10am - 11am

Delivered online through Zoom

Book here >

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