We are a team that provide support to families across the city. We run stay and play groups and we can support families with home learning activities and also give advice and support on getting children ready for starting school.
What we do/how we can help? 
  • Enable and encourage parents to become their child’s first educator, to allow children to develop the skills to be school ready.
  • Provide resources and ideas to promote positive play for children and support parents/carers to engage in fun stimulating activities.
  • Promote reading with babies and toddlers providing families with free bookstart resources and encouragement to join local libraries.
  • Assist parents /carers to access Terrific for 2's nurseries, playgroups and provide information on local stay and play groups. Have up to date knowledge on a range of children and family services available within the local community.
  • Provide age appropriate activity information sheets and links to useful websites.
  • Signpost parents/carers to other professionals where it is necessary e.g. online parenting courses, freedom programme plus many more.

For more information, please get in touch with us.

Who to contact

We run many Family Engagement Sessions throughout the week at our Family Hubs, please contact of the team  for more information, and we will email you a up to date timetable:

Family Hubs

Our Family Hubs are located across the City where you will find a lots of information and support:

  • Graiseley Family Hub, Pool Street, WV2 4NE
  • Dove Family Hub, Ryefield, WV8 1TX
  • Low Hill Family Hub, Fourth Avenue, WV10 9LZ
  • Bingley Family Hub, Norfolk Road, WV3 0JE
  • Childrens Village Family Hub, Graiseley Lane, WV11 1PE
  • Eastfield Family Hub, Colliery Road, WV1 2QY
  • Whitmore Reans Family Hub, Lansdowne Road, WV1 4AL
Family engagement sessions

Sessions are free to attend, run term time only and all families are welcome.

Eastfield (WV1 2QY)

  • Tuesday
    • Stay & Play, 9.30 - 11am
    • Stay & Play, 1pm - 2.30pm
  • Thursday
    • Care Leavers Stay & Play at The Oasis Hub (Willenhal Road) 10am - 11.30am

Bilston - Art Gallery (WV14 7LU)

  • Thursday
    • Bilston Boddlers Craft Stay & Play, 1pm - 2.30pm
  • Friday
    • Bilston Butterflies Stay & Play, 12.30pm - 2pm

Graiseley (WV2 4NE)

  • Monday
    • Stay & Play, 10am - 11.30am
  • Wednesday
    • Stay & Play at Graiseley Primary School, 12.30pm - 2pm
    • Baby Zumba, 1pm – 2pm

Bingley (WV3 0JE)

  • Monday
    • Bingley Bears Stay & Play, 12.30pm - 2pm
  • Thursday
    • School Readiness group for children 2yrs+, 1pm - 2.30pm

Whitmore Reans (WV1 4AL)

  • Tuesday
    • Stay & Play, 1pm - 2.30pm
  • Wednesday
    • Aspiring Futures Women support group (children welcome), 12pm - 1.30pm

Dove (WV8 1TX)

  • Monday
    • Little Doves Stay & Play, 10am - 11.30am

Low Hill (WV10 9LZ)

  • Monday
    • Stay & Play, 9.30am - 11am
  • Friday
    • Stay & Play, 9.30am - 11am
    • Baby Bop Stay & Play with a singing & interactive session for babies from birth to 12 months, 1pm - 2.30pm(Starting on 23.02.2024)

Children’s Village (WV11 1PE)

  • Thursday
    • Stay & Play, 10am - 11.30am, book via Eventbrite
    • Baby Bop Stay & Play with a singing & interactive session for babies from birth to 12 months, 1pm - 2.30pm
  • Friday