Bump-Start Antenatal Classes in March 2020

Our friendly coordinators have been trained to deliver The Real Birth Company’s workshops which help to empower pregnant women and their birth partners during the time leading up to birth and dramatically reduce the fear that women can feel at the prospect of having a baby.

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

Topics Covered…

  • Stages of labour
  • Positive attitudes in pregnancy
  • How to be a birth partner and advocate
  • Hormones in pregnancy and birth
  • Positions for birthing
  • Understanding the pelvis
  • Skin to skin with your baby
  • Stress reduction in labour
  • Baby’s adjustment in their new world

Antenatal Classes will be on Monday, 2nd March and Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 10am to 3pm at the Sanctuary in Watchet. Please book your place or a place on another antenatal course via the Home-Start WS Office: 01643 707304

Find out more about Bump-Start…

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…

Story-Start – Wednesday 26th June

At Watchet Community Centre, Doniford Road, Watchet TA23 0TE.

Story-Start promotes the importance of reading to young children and babies. We provide a friendly nurturing environment where parents and children can meet, make friends, borrow books and listen to stories.

There is also an opportunity to find out more about becoming a trained Story Start volunteer, supporting local families to share and read stories. Refreshments will be available.

Story-Start Sessions (10.30am to 11.30am 2pm to 3pm)

Story-Start Volunteer Training Session (12.00 noon to 1.30pm)

Story-Start Poster