"A great place to come with your children" (A parent)
WHAT IS THIS?
The Drop-in is available to all families referred to and supported by Home-Start Orkney, even if they are not yet matched with a volunteer. It is as its name suggests, a Drop-In service, which is available once a week. This is held in our office premises, and offers parents and their children the opportunity to meet with their peers in a safe, secure environment.
For the children, there are books, toys, games and activities on offer - plenty to keep them and their grown-up occupied!!
For those moments when the children are happily occupied, there is the opportunity for parents to sit, chat and have a cuppa and discuss various parenting issues, such as sleep (or lack of!), fussy eaters, bathtime tears and sibling rivalry amongst other things.
Staff are on hand to assist where necessary.
WHEN IS IT OPEN?
The Drop-In is open on Thursday mornings, from 10am til 11.30am.
"I enjoy using the Drop-In....I find it friendly and welcoming even if my baby is asleep. I can go and have a chat and a cuppa....be among adults...talk about everyday things" (A parent)