mother and baby
Steps ahead
Father and son

Was your baby born in Lockdown?

FREE services throughout Gloucestershire for
families with babies and young children born
during the COVID-19 pandemic, between
March 2020 & March 2022

Steps Ahead is a new and exciting project which commenced in April 2022.  The service is provided across Gloucestershire by Barnardo’s in partnership with the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and Aspire Foundation.

 

The aim of this project is to provide services to families with babies and young children born during the COVID-19 pandemic, between March 2020-March 2022.

For Forest of Dean, Stroud and Gloucestershire City Steps Ahead information,  see details on this webpage. You can contact the team at stepsahead@barnardos.org.uk

For Health Visiting, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust can be found here:
https://www.ghc.nhs.uk/our-teams-and-services/health-visiting/

For Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, information can be found here:  https://www.aspirefoundation.org.uk/services/steps-ahead

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BOOK SUMMER FUN DAYS HERE

To BOOK a FREE PLACE click on the date & session you want below

This will take you to the booking system

if you haven't yet registered on the booking system you can do so HERE

 

LYDNEY

*** MORNING ***

FAMILY FUN DAY

SATURDAY 20th August 2022

MESSY PLAY & SOFT PLAY

10.00am to 11.30am

River Children & Family Centre

Naas Lane

Lydney

GL15 5AU

*** AFTERNOON ***

FAMILY FUN DAY

SATURDAY 20th August 2022

MESSY PLAY & SOFT PLAY

12.30pm to 2.00pm

River Children & Family Centre

Naas Lane

Lydney

GL15 5AU

Barnardo's Steps Ahead Sessions

*** Updates ***

New Sessions Timetable from August 2022

NEW Groups starting in September 2022

MESSY PLAY Sessions in September & October 2022

 

Stay & Play Sessions*

A fantastic group for parents / carers with babies & little ones!

Come along to our baby group where you and your baby can socialise and meet other families.

Age appropriate toys and activities will be available for all to enjoy including sensory play.

 

Stay & Play + Health Sessions

These run alongside COMMUNITY NURSERY NURSE Clinics.

 

At all groups there are opportunities to seek

advice and guidance on a range of subjects and in addition, we have regular

guest speakers on a variety of topics including saving energy at home & breast-feeding support.

 

If your baby was born between March 2020 & March 2022

Book your FREE place today!!

*Attend our STAY & PLAY Sessions up to 2nd September 2022 and you will be entered into a Prize Draw to win day passes to:

Westonbirt Arboretum | Puzzlewood | Cattle Country
Cotswolds Wildlife Park | Slimbridge Wetlands Centre

SA Session Timetable - Public - Aug-Oct 2022 Final

 

BOOK SESSIONS HERE:

To BOOK a FREE PLACE click on the session you want below.

*Attend our STAY & PLAY Sessions up to 2nd September 2022 and you will be entered into a Prize Draw to win day passes to:

Westonbirt Arboretum | Puzzlewood | Cattle Country
Cotswolds Wildlife Park | Slimbridge Wetlands Centre

 

Stay & Play + Health 

Regular Weekly Sessions

GLOUCESTER - Kingsway

Thursday 9.15am - 11.15am

STAY & PLAY + Health

THE BEACON 

Kingsway

*** Starts w/c 12/9/22 ***

GLOUCESTER - Matson

Thursday 1.30pm - 3.00pm

(Alternate weeks)

STAY & PLAY + Health

REDWELL CENTRE 

*** Coming Soon ***

Messy Play - Gloucester

September & October 2022

Due to popular demand MESSY PLAY sessions will be available to book two weeks before each session date on a first come first served basis

Please advise us by email of any allergies your child/ren have

Parents / Carers may like to bring a spare set of clothes

GLOUCESTER

Quedgeley

Community Centre 

Monday 5th September 2022

10.30am - 11.30am

Messy Play

GLOUCESTER

Abbeydale

Community Centre 

Thursday 15th September 2022

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Messy Play

GLOUCESTER

Quedgeley

Community Centre 

Monday 19th September 2022

10.30am - 11.30am

Messy Play

GLOUCESTER

Abbeydale

Community Centre 

Thursday 29th September 2022

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Messy Play

GLOUCESTER

Quedgeley

Community Centre 

Monday 3rd October 2022

10.30am - 11.30am

Messy Play

GLOUCESTER

Abbeydale

Community Centre 

Tuesday 18th October 2022

10.30am - 11.30am

Messy Play

GLOUCESTER

Quedgeley

Community Centre 

Monday 17th October 2022

10.30am - 11.30am

Messy Play

Messy Play - Coleford & Newent

September & October 2022

Due to popular demand MESSY PLAY sessions will be available to book two weeks before each session date on a first come first served basis

Please advise us by email of any allergies your child/ren have

Parents / Carers may like to bring a spare set of clothes

COLEFORD

Little Learners

GL16 8HF

Monday 5th September 2022

09.30am - 10.30am

Messy Play

NEWENT

Newent Memorial Hall

GL18 1PT

Tuesday 13th September 2022

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Messy Play

COLEFORD

Little Learners

GL16 8HF

Monday 19th September 2022

09.30am - 10.30am

Messy Play

NEWENT

Newent Memorial Hall

GL18 1PT

Tuesday 27th September 2022

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Messy Play

COLEFORD

Little Learners

GL16 8HF

Monday 3rd October 2022

09.30am - 10.30am

Messy Play

NEWENT

Newent Memorial Hall

GL18 1PT

Tuesday 11th October 2022

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Messy Play

COLEFORD

Little Learners

GL16 8HF

Monday 17th October 2022

09.30am - 10.30am

Messy Play

One to One Intervention

Barnardo's can also provide bespoke Steps Ahead one to one intervention with families.

 

You can download a referral form