Kidlington Community Hub

Life in the Kidlington Hub continues to be busy and we are running a number of well-attended activities! See the timetable for activities, times and places. Please note however we have some limits on numbers attending Little Acorns and St Mary’s Toddler Group in line with our Covid policy.

As most of you will know, the Kidlington Community Hub is a charity which runs a variety of drop-ins and support groups for parents, carers and their children. We have been running since 2016 when Kidlington’s beloved local Children’s centre was closed down, and along with it a range of much-needed family support groups.

The aim of the Kidlington Community Hub was not only to continue those vital family support groups which ordinarily would have been held at the Children’s Centre, but to grow and develop new ones, continuously providing bigger and better for families within our community, and allowing those families to feel supported and cared for.

We are able to continue this amazing work with the help of an army of amazing volunteers, charitable funding and grants from (insert as applicable)

What can you do to help?

Volunteering Would you like to become a volunteer with us? This could be on an ad-hoc basis or as regular as you like! Some of our amazing volunteers like to help out once a week, some once a month, and others in an emergency when we shout for help! If this is something you are interested in, please email Rachel at kidlington.communityhub@gmail.com

Donations From 6th June our voluntary donation prices will be increasing for the first time since 2016. The cost per family will be £2 at the following groups: Now I Am 2, Little Acorns and Bouncing Babies. Please note that this is PER FAMILY, not per child.This price increase allows us to continue to cover the costs of running all our groups, including snacks, tea/coffee, art materials, equipment, electricity, gas etc etc – without your donations we simply could not continue to run, so a massive thank you to each and every one of you that donates! Please do note though that the price of our sessions is ALWAYS a voluntary donation request and so we ask that you pay what you can afford – for some families, this might be £2 or more, but for others we know that money is tight and it may be less or even nothing. We absolutely do not want anyone to miss out on coming to our groups, so please do keep this in mind if you or anyone you know is worried!

Funding Do you or someone you know have any expertise in writing funding applications, know of funding sources that we haven’t explored, or perhaps know of a local business that would like to sponsor us? If so, please do get in touch at kidlington.communityhub@gmail.com

Thank you so much for supporting us, and allowing us to support you and your family!

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  • Now I Am Two Mondays from 12.45pm to 2.15pm in term times (by appointment only) – at St John’s
  • Little Acorns Tuesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am – at St John’s
  • Bouncing Babies Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am – at St Mary’s
  • Breastfeeding Support Group Wednesdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm (by appointment only) – at St John’s
  • St Mary’s Toddler Group Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.00am – at St Mary’s

If you would like to attend one of the groups which are by appointment only, please email kidlington.communityhub@gmail.com  or get in touch via our Facebook page

Little Acorns is now able to make use of the fantastic outside play area which was set up at the back of St John’s during lockdown. The gazebo has been in use for a while (including by the children from Junior Church on Sundays and by the lunchtime Tuesday Prayer group) but this will be great for all our Hub groups as they restart.

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For more details visit the Hub Facebook page

For all the background to our Community Hub just click here

  • Now I Am Two Mondays from 12.45pm to 2.15pm in term times (by appointment only) – at St John’s
  • Little Acorns Tuesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am – at St John’s
  • Bouncing Babies Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am – at St Mary’s
  • Breastfeeding Support Group Wednesdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm (by appointment only) – at St John’s
  • St Mary’s Toddler Group Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.00am – at St Mary’s

If you would like to attend one of the groups which are by appointment only, please email kidlington.communityhub@gmail.com  or get in touch via our Facebook page

Little Acorns is now able to make use of the fantastic outside play area which was set up at the back of St John’s during lockdown. The gazebo has been in use for a while (including by the children from Junior Church on Sundays and by the lunchtime Tuesday Prayer group) but this will be great for all our Hub groups as they restart.

For more details visit the Hub Facebook page

For all the background to our Community Hub just click here