In The Community

"One Mum (who came to a Pop Up) was so glad to meet me as, that day she had been really struggling …. I was in the right place at the right time, and so was she!"
Sharing Parenting Outreach Worker
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Outreach Worker

Calendar of What’s On

FOR A QUICK REFERENCE PLEASE SEE OUR CALENDAR HERE

Keep update with parenting news and blogs on our News page; here you can find lots of useful tips and strategies including teenage drinking, home alone views and  Sharing Parenting’s A-Z of parenting!

Newsletters

Please sign up to receive our latest newsletter – or download it here:

Sharing Parenting SUMMER newsletter 2022

Please see our NEWS Pages for lots of new ideas, blogs and information HERE.

Please see our Videos and Online courses HERE

Please see our Corona- Super Hero information and book HERE

WHERE TO MEET US 

You will find our Sharing Parenting Outreach Workers Nina, Clare and Hannah in lots of community areas such as Supermarkets, Community spaces, Nurseries and wherever parents and carers will be!

See our What’s Coming up page for more information about our programmes too. You can also see where we are by checking our calendar. 

(Please contact us before setting off as these are subject to change) 

At our drop in’s we provide an informal environment in which you can gain useful tips, strategies and resources to support your positive parenting journey.

Drop in Tesco Community Room Newmarket 

young child female sitting behind a computer Venue: TESCO Community Room, Fordham Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7AH (The Community Room is at the back of the shop just past the bread and cakes!) 

Dates:  EVERY Thursday (term time only) 

*Thursday 16th June join us to Make a Fathers Day Card*

Time: 1.00-3.00pm 

Come and say hello and bring your parenting or getting back to work questions to us.

No need to book – just come along! 

We look forward to meeting you. 

Community Ambitions, Newmarket, including Bilingual International (EAL) Parent’s Support Group

Our new Community Ambitions project worker, Nina invites you to meet her to discuss support, including Bilingual Support for parents and families in Newmarket. 

Bezpłatna grupa, wszyscy mile widzianigrupa, wszystkie, مفت گروپ، سب کا خیر مقدم, Grup gratuit, toate binevenite, Free group, all welcome.

International Families Group 

International Families GroupVenue: Foley house, 52 Wellington Road, Newmarket, Suffolk. CB8 0HY

Dates: Wednesdays (term time only) starting Wednesday 18th May 2022

Time: 3.30-4.30pm 

All welcome to come along for crafts (and a biscuit!) and get together for families who may speak English as a 2nd language. 

For more information please contact nina@sharingparenting.com 

Build Your Rainbow (Support getting back to education, training and work) drop in’s

Come and meet Hannah who can tell you more about how she can support you with ‘Build Your Rainbow‘ and how to get closer to your career goals via self development. 

You can meet Hannah at Ely Baby Bank (a great place to pick up and donate FREE baby clothes and equipment in Fordham, near Ely) on Thursday July 7th from 10:00am – Midday.  

For more information email hannah@sharingparenting.com or contact us.

SEND Parent Support DROP IN Group

Do you have children with SEN? We are creating a social group for you to get together with other parents, chat, coffee, cake. Talking is one of the best way to share help, advice or just get things off your chest.

 

Email clare@sharingparenting.com to book a place.

Telephone Clare: 07519038536

You can find more information about our SEN support on our webpage 

You may also like to add to our SEN resources 

Virtual Drop In (Facebook Live)

 

 

 

 

Tune in once a month (term time only) and bring your parenting questions to us. No question too small (or big!)

Venue: Facebook Live

Date: The LAST WEDNESDAY of every month (Term time only)

Time: 1:00- 1:30pm

29 June – Why “labelling” children can be bad for them

27 July – Tips for Co-Parenting

You can find up coming dates and venues for other drops in’s on our What’s Coming Up page.

Drop In Memorial Gardens Newmarket Family Day 

Picture of houses and Sharing Parenting and Suffolk Library logo Venue: Memorial Gardens Newmarket, Suffolk

Dates: Every Thursday from July 28 – August 25 – (Sharing Parenting will be there Thursday 28th July) 

Times: 1.00-4.00pm 

Looking for some easy and fun summer activities for your kids?

The Earth Arts Festival will return this summer for children aged 0-17 years and their accompanying adults every Thursday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Memorial Gardens.

Whether you need to entertain the children or grandchildren, we have put together a list of free things to do in the Memorial Gardens and it is jam-packed with exceptional creative activities.
A five-day festival where kids can try out arts activities with professional artists and enjoy a wide range of fun free activities, including theatre, music, drama, storytelling, crafts, educational animal encounter, and as always, your favourite free inflatable fun.

See here for more information: www.newmarket.gov.uk/event/memorial-gardens-summer-entertainment/

Sharing Parenting’s FREE Treasure Trails


You can download our FREE Family Treasure trails to be done at anytime in Red Lodge, Newmarket, Mildenhall, Lakenheath, Brandon, Beck Row and West Row and anywhere.  

If you would like to do the Treasure Trails or for more information please see HERE

Find Us On Social Media – Keep Connected

Don’t forget you can also find us (and follow or like us) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin where you can find out about where we are going, what we have been doing and where we share interesting and informative articles for parents, carers and professionals.

We also have lots of quick videos (vlogs)for top parenting tips on our You Tube channel.

Want Us To Come To Your Group?

If you run or visit a local toddler, Nursery, Playgroup or children’s group and you would like us to come along to share our tips and strategies please contact us to discuss this further.

Wellbeing Videos 

Take a look at these great wellbeing videos filmed in Newmarket featuring some of our partners and our Outreach Worker, Amber HERE. 

Online Notice Board

Have you seen our online notice board?

You can add your photo or comment or find out more HERE

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Competition Winners

Our Fathers Day Winner 2021 

Thank you to everyone who entered our Fathers Day competition. All entries were worthy winners and we loved reading your comments.
 
A special thank you to brothers Ethan and Samuel for taking the time to comment too and lucky you have such a great Dad.
 
 
 
 
 
This years winner is Sandra Copping who wrote:
 
“My dad is 82, a grandad and a great grandad and the best thing is, he’s still as playful as ever. We all love that he stills Loves having fun. Last week he started teaching his great grandson how to fence! He’s taught all of us (three generations) to ride bikes, roller skate, play raquet sports and through lock down he rang to find out the rules for hopscotch. Here he is playing Hide and Seek last week!”
 
Well done Sandra and more importantly your Dad – let’s hope the kids found him quickly!

Our Mother’s Day winners 2021 

We asked you to complete this sentence ‘The best thing about being a mum is …
and the winners are …..
 
“…. the fuzzy proud feeling inside you get when watching activities, sports days or just generally every day my Amber makes me smile 💕
 
“…You think you’re too old. Suddenly you become mum/nanny and it’s the most rewarding thing. Especially when she smiles and says you’re the best.”
 
“….hearing the words ‘I love you’ everyday. My son was a special gift who makes my life complete.”

 

Our Father’s Day Competition Winners – June 2020

Post a funny photo of your Dad:

Our Lockdown Competition

Helen RH: My two boys had a clear out of their no longer used toys & books. They gave them to children & grandchildren in our neighbourhood – anti bac’d & left on doorsteps with a little note.
This thank you note was pushed through the letterbox from a friend 🖤”

Tjk W: Spent time making a huge effort with her maths, an area of struggle ❤️👏🏼😍”

Audrey J: My daughter Nahia, 6 years old, has learn how to do her laces up and improved her creative skills”

Rob JJ: Oh so much, but if I had to pick, Dylan, 10, tidied his room, without being asked to do it and George, 12, decided that he wanted to take up a new hobby, and 2 days after our new pets arrived he was brave enough to get hands on.”

Our Mother’s Day competition winners March 2020

The lucky winners to our Mother’s Day competition to our question:

‘What’s the best advice you would share with other Mums’ are:

First prize goes to ….. Simone T – The best advice I would share with other mums is – don’t sweat the small stuff, no parent does everything perfect or even right, we try our hardest and that’s what counts”

Second prize goes to …. Julie B – “The best advice I would share with other mums is – don’t try to be Super Woman – things can wait. Ask for help when you need it – we all deserve a break”

Third prize goes to …..Helen M who NOMINATED Natalie C “The best advice I would like to share with other Mums is – treasure and enjoy each day with your children. As mothers we guide them, protect them and help them build confidence. I’m not entering this competition for me but I would like to nominate a close friend who is one incredible Mum inside and out and that goes to Natalie C who shows her loves for her 4 boys plus my son each and every day, she will go above and beyond and this Mothers’ Day she truly deserves the best. Love you Nat.xx”

Costa Coffee Competition winner

This is a picture of Gemma Bastick, one of our lucky Costa Coffee Competition winners.  Gemma, along with 4 others have won a free small drink kindly donated by Costa Coffee Haverhill!

Look out for more of our competitions on our Facebook page.