The happy box!

Lewisham Mother of three tells her lockdown Creative Homes Play Pack story: As a mother of three, I found it quite challenging to find activities to engage all my children at once at home. My husband and I work full time, and one of our children has learning difficulties. Throughout the week, I am generally […]

Play in a box!

Lewisham mum of 2 children, age 3 and 14 months tells us how Creative Homes Play Packs have supported her family through lockdown. We missed going out to groups, singing class and particularly libraries. We are experiencing a sense of isolation. Sometimes we go to the park and playground – but having to clean equipment […]

Becoming a Creative Homes Parent Volunteer

Sarah tells her Creative Homes story. A journey from her first playgroup session to becoming a community leader.. When I first came across Creative Homes I was so happy to have found this opportunity locally. I liked the way Creative Homes designed their play space and Elsie (2) and Nicole (4) were so attracted to […]

My son can play! What a relief!

Partner: L&Q Location: Wandle Valley – Sutton Date: 2019 Mum, Alina tells her story of discovering Creative Homes and what the playgroup has brought to herself and her son. “I was looking for something new for Adrian, aged 2, and me to do together. We were going to a Tumble Park but the other kids seemed bigger, there was […]

Moving and improving

At Creative Homes we are constantly reviewing and improving the playful solutions that we bring into family homes. We help families with a range of daily issues as diverse as fussy eating, toilet training and secure attachment, so it’s really important that we work regularly with outside experts to consult on best practice in their […]

Creative Homes Play Day

A play day for Newham housing, health and cultural organisations discussing cultural entitlement and access for families with young children. In July 2016 professionals from Newham organisations across the Housing, Health and Cultural sectors came together to play with ideas of how working in partnership and designing innovative cultural programmes that consider the family and […]

From hub to home and back again

Partner: Ekaya Housing Association Location: Lambeth, South London Date: 23rd November 2015 – 11th January 2016   Lead Artist Helen Maier tells the story of working with seven families living with Ekaya Housing organisation. Ekaya provides temporary and permanent housing and support services to young parents and their children. “Wow!” A three-year-old boy says looking up […]

New family, new foods, new ways to play

Partner: Rekha Vijayshankar, NHS health visitor Location: Lambeth, South London Date: 18th November 2015 – 5th February 2016   “I think the kind of creativity you share is really important, particularly for adopted kids”. – Polly, adoptive mother of one.   Lead Artist Helen Maier tells the story of how fussy eating brought a new […]

Tooth Fairy visits Coin Street Nursery to talk all things teeth!

In March 2016 the Tooth Fairies visited 30 families and 25 staff from Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre Nursery and Family Support Programme.     The Tooth Fairies flew in to check on all those teeth, sharing their favourite toothbrushing song, the secret ingredients of fairy paste and the real story of the Tooth Fairies. Working […]

Building trust through play at our hub sessions

“Funding Creative Homes is the best idea Lewisham Homes ever came up with” – Betty, Lewisham homes resident and mum of four Marit Vestby, Hub Manager for Lewisham Homes, tells Betty and Rob’s Creative Homes story The December rain beats against my umbrella as I walk to the Creative Homes group hub session at Honor Oak Community […]

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