Bump-Start Free Online Antenatal Classes

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, our Bump-Start Antenatal Classes have moved online!

Our friendly co-ordinators have been trained to deliver The Real Birth Company’s workshops, which help to empower pregnant women and their birth partners by encouraging a positive birth experience.

We inspire women with the normal, natural beauty of pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond.

To find out how to be involved in the online classes, please contact Debbie Roger on [email protected], 01643 707304 or 07342 237876

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Home-Start West Somerset Volunteer Preparation Course – May & June 2020

Venue: Home-Start office Time; 9.30am to 2.30pm

Refreshments: We will provide refreshments and lunch at each session. 

Special requirements: If you have any special requirements regarding diet, access or anything else, please let us know in advance and we will do all we can to help.

Parking: There is usually some on-road parking space available nearby (Blenheim Road) and there is a pay and display car park (co-op supermarket) next door.

 Week one: Tuesday 28th April
Introduction to the course and to Home-Start. Role of a Home-Start volunteer.

Week two: Tuesday 5th May 
How Home-Start helps families. Getting started as a home visitor.

Week three: Tuesday 12th May
Being a volunteer. Values and attitudes.  

Week four: Tuesday 19th May
4. Community resources

Half-term break

Week five: Tuesday 2nd June
5.Family life and supporting parents. Parents and their children.

Week six: Tuesday 9th June
Confidentiality. Child Protection/Safeguarding Children

Week seven: Tuesday 16th June
Listening. Saying goodbye. Bringing the course to a close 

It is the expectation of Home-Start that preparation course participants will attend every session of the course. If however you have to miss a session due to unforeseen circumstances or a pre-booked event that you have discussed with one of the family Support Co-ordinators you will need to make contact with the office before the next session so we can catch you up with what you missed.  

Home-Start West Somerset Volunteer Preparation Course Nov & Dec 2019

Venue: to be confirmed
Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm
Refreshments: We will provide refreshments and lunch at each session.

Special requirements: If you have any special requirements regarding diet, access or anything else, please let us know in advance and we will do all we can to help.

Week one: Tuesday 5th November
Introduction to the course and to Home-Start. Role of a Home-Start volunteer.

Week two: Tuesday 12th November
How Home-Start helps families. Getting started as a home visitor.

Week three: Tuesday 19th November
Being a volunteer. Values and attitudes.

Week four: Tuesday 26th November
Community resources

Week five: Tuesday 3rd December
Family life and supporting parents. Parents and their children.

Week six: Wednesday 10th December
Confidentiality. Child Protection/Safeguarding Children

Week seven: Tuesday 17th December
Listening. Saying goodbye. Bringing the course to a close

It is the expectation of Home-Start that preparation course participants will attend every session of the course.

If, however, you have to miss a session due to unforeseen circumstances or a pre-booked event that you have discussed with one of the family Support Co-ordinators you will need to make contact with the office before the next session so we can catch you up with what you missed.

Please Contact Us for more information.

Find out more about volunteering at HSWS…