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Find out more about our free Mindfulness Classes for Pregnant Women

September 23, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre

Our Free Mindfulness Craft Classes for new & expecting parents starts Friday 4th October in partnership with Maternity Champions and hosted by local parent Sarah.   We caught up with her to find out more about the class.

Why did you set this up?

As a new mum I realised how the daily routine of looking after a baby can sometimes lead to boredom and loneliness and I found that doing crafts helped me to feel like I had achieved something in the day as I had something I’d made. This class is to help other mums to learn new skills, meet new people, and have some time for themselves to create something. 

What will you do in the class?

Each week we will cover a different paper crafting technique. The first one will be a simple stamping session where people can create their own greetings cards and matching envelopes using stamps and ink.

What are the benefits of the Mindfulness/Craft Session:

It will provide an additional support network for new parents, and they will also learn new skills. The focus of creating something can also take your mind off anything else that is worrying you. Maternity champions will be on hand also to help with any needs that your baby may have during the class. 

A bit about yourself?

I have a degree in Maths and Management. Crafting started as a hobby which I have developed over a number of years and now I teach craft workshops and do craft demonstrations.

Eligibility : Parents in H&F. Babies 4 months and under are welcome to attend the session (Health and Safety reason children beyond this age are quite active and prone to picking up objects which could cause injuries,this cut off is to prevent that)

For more info please get in touch with [email protected]

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities – starts 12 September

September 9, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities (SFSC) 12th September 2019 10am -1pm

About the programme

SFSC runs for three hours a week for 13 weeks. Week one is an introductory session where you can find out more. You can join up to week three. This is a popular parenting programme for parents and carers with children aged 3 – 19. The programme is for parents and carers from all backgrounds who would like to work on their parenting skills and build positive relationships with their children. 

Topics include:

Understanding children’s development

• Building positive family relationships

• Valuing family and cultural traditions

• 10 steps to positive discipline

• Handling stress and anger

• Community involvement

Other parents have said the programme has helped them with:

• Better communication

• Enjoying family activities

• Community activities

• Meeting other parents and sharing ideas

• Confidence and self esteem

• Managing their children’s behaviour

• Managing anger

• Solving problems

All groups end with a celebration

with certificates and parents are given a free parenting manual.

The programme is free and a crèche/childcare and refreshments are usually available.

The following groups are also available:

• Fathers only

• Parents with learning difficulties

• In Bengali, Somali and Turkish

For more information about this programme please contact Sandra Simeon on 07702970887 or Katy Mbanefo on 07723913425


Old Oak Summer Fun Day 2019

September 9, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre


What fun we had at our Old Oak Fun Day 2019 back in July.  From bouncy castle’s to entertainers to a wide array of stalls and an exciting tombola the day was a success with a great turn out.  Here are a few snaps from the day! 

Have Your Say

September 5, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre


Join our discussion!

Have your say; share your ideas, on what matters to you most.

This is a opportunity for the community to come together and make positive changes



Sandra Simeon | Senior Family

Support Worker | Old Oak       Housing
Tel: 02087402055  |  Email:         [email protected]

Nida Ali-Sheikh | Family Support Worker | Old Oak Housing
Tel: 02087402048 |  Email:           [email protected]

Where: Old Oak Community and Children Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, W12 0AP

Free Mindfulness Craft Classes for new & expecting parents

August 29, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre

Free Mindfulness Craft Classes for new & expecting parents

Learn how to create cards, gift tags, decorations and more.  Meet other new parents in a relaxed and sociable environment.  Children up to 4 months welcomed!

Starts Friday 4 October 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM at Old Oak Community Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, W12 0AP. 

For more info please email [email protected]