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Sing your way to fitness!

Playing with your baby is good for your health, your home and your heart Marit Vestby, lead artist for Lewisham Homes tells Prya’s family story I first met Prya when door knocking, she was on her way out to the baby clinic with her 6 month old baby Akansha. As I handed her a flyer and explained about the playgroup, she said ‘English not so much’. […]

A Prehistorical, Playful Parent!

BEWARE KIDS: They are good for your health! Marit Vestby, Hub Manager for Lewisham Homes, tells Betty and Rob’s Creative Homes story A rainy day on my way into Creative Homes group hub session “All-In One Tuesdays” at Honor Oak Community Centre in Lewisham. I hear noises, drumbeat, chanting and laughter. I open the door […]

The Tooth Fairy visits the dentist

Last Friday, the 27th February, Honor Oak Dental Clinic was transformed by the arrival of a very special visitor. We invited families from our Lewisham Homes hub to join us at their local dentist for the chance to meet the Tooth Fairy! For many children (and adults too), going to the dentist can be a […]

Pathways to play

An important part of what we do at Creative Homes is help link families to further support from other Home, Health or Play services. This can mean support with things like housing, employment or health care, but equally access to local play and cultural venues. We’ve learned that linking families to new services is often a […]

Family visit to the V&A

This half term our sister company Tea Dance for Little People was at the Victoria and Albert Museum taking families on an exciting interactive adventure to explore the Willow Pattern. The Willow Pattern is a famous blue and white design that was invented in England in the 18th Century, inspired by Chinese designs and used […]

Get cooking with the Creative Chef

Fussy eating can be a very difficult part of family life. Children refusing certain foods can lead to unhealthy eating patterns, a loss of routine and is often linked to challenging behaviour in other areas. To explore this problem we’ve been running group cook, play and eat sessions for local families as part of our Creative […]

Searching for Toilet Island: set backs don’t mean failure

Toilet training is something that many families struggle with. It’s often difficult, because there isn’t really a “right” way to do it. Every child has their own pace and there can be unexpected set backs along the way. But it’s important to remember that set backs don’t mean failure. Children will learn when they are ready, and […]

Tackling toothbrushing: the full Creative Homes experience

For the past few months we’ve been running a Hub to Home programme at the Hook House Community Hub in West Norwood. For 10 weeks in summer we ran weekly group play sessions for local families with children under 5. After a short break we returned in September and October to focus on working with families directly […]

6th August – Final Session at Hook House

  For our Final Hub session before summer we went on a special trip to The Lodge children’s centre on Crown Lane with Mary Devlin, the centre manager. The Lodge had plenty of out door space to explore so it was the perfect place for us to have a treasure hunt! First we sang a song […]

24th July – A Trip to the Horniman Museum!

For our final session of Creative Homes at Lee Green we went on a special visit to the Horniman Museum The Tea Ladies took us on a treasure hunt… …to find sticks, stones, leaves and cones… …which we used to make a giant cup of stick, stone, leaf and cone tea. After all that it […]

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