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Local Partners and Organisations

Includes Strood Community Project, Home-Start Medway...

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Medway Sure Start Children's Centres

Sure Start Children's Centres are places that provide information and services for families with young children aged from birth to five years in the local community and are great places to meet new people.

Medway Family Information Service (01634) 335566

Medway Family Information Service provides comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information, advice and guidance on services, facilities or publications that could be of benefit to parents, prospective parents, grandparents, practitioners, children and young people.

Home-Start Medway (01634) 570717

Home-Start Medway provides a unique service for familes, recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. Currently we supervise and support over 65 volunteers, who help support over 120 families. Home-Start Medway opened in 1987, 14 years after the original Home-Start began in Leicester. Across the UK, there are over 250 Home-Start schemes. Home-Start Medway is an independent charity which adopts the Constitution and Standards and Methods of Practice of Home-Start UK. Home-Start Medway is based in Gillingham and covers the whole Medway area.

Medway Libraries (01634) 337799

It is free to join a library. Medway Libraries have thousands of books for all ages to enjoy as well as offering events for all ages from parents and babies to social groups for older people. Follow this link to to find your local library and get more information.

NHS Medway (01634) 335020

NHS Medway Headquarters, Fifty Pembroke Court, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4EL. (Please use the post code ME4 4UF when using your sat nav to find us). Telephone: 01634 335020. As the primary care trust for Medway, we lead the local NHS. Our aim is to improve health outcomes, improve patient experience, and improve value for money.

Parent Champion (01622) 687000

We believe that strong parent child relationships are the key to creating communities that empower, inspire and celebrate it’s members. At the heart of everything we offer is personal empowerment. Our person-centred, positive, holistic programmes are designed to help parents tap more powerfully into their inner resources, learn new skills and explore different ways to nurture their children’s potential and raise the aspirations of the whole family.

Becoming a Childminder in Medway

Childminding is a rewarding career that gives you the ability to work from home and to be self employed. If you are energetic, enthusiastic, and you like looking after children and planning activities for them, then you would enjoy childminding.

Prospects - Working with Medway Childminders

Prospects are delighted to be working with colleagues in Medway to deliver high quality care and learning to our youngest children in the borough.

Using a Childminder in Medway

A childminder is a self-employed person who looks after a small group of children in their own home. All registered childminders are required to undertake a basic training course, including first aid and most go on to do further training and professional development.

Strood Community Project (01634) 298747

Strood Community Project was established in 2006 as an initiative of two neighbouring Parish churches in the town of Strood, Rochester, Kent (St Nicholas with St Mary and St Francis of Assisi). Joined by Strood Gospel Mission Church in 2008 we became a project uniting different church backgrounds. Now a registered charity our work is driven by our Christian values to meet the needs of everyone in our community. Our aims are to empower the local community and help improve fundamental issues such as education, safety, increased employment, life skills and lower crime. Strood Community Project provides a dynamic programme of training courses to Strood residents. Many of these courses are FREE OF CHARGE for those not in work or claiming means tested welfare benefits. If you are working you may still participate but charges will apply.

Strood Sports Centre (01634) 333933

Medway Leisure Centres offer a wide variety of activities, from archery to volleyball, pilates to roller skating. Whether you want to learn to swim, join a fitness class, battle it out on a squash court or just play a round of golf, you can do it in Medway.

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