HIVE Directory: Parent & Toddler

Baby Basics @ Family Church

BABY BASICS is a referral based baby bank. The Criteria is based on Agency assessment for need to refer.

We offer Moses basket starter pack hampers, for the unborn/expected baby, clothing bundles, Prams, buggies, Cots, bouncer chairs, baths.
We cannot supply car seats, electrical equipment or used bottles. The items we supply are new and pre-loved.

0300 302 0090

Connor's Toy Library

Connors Toy Library Sessions are open to all parents, carers, childminders, foster carers and grandparents.

The mobile toy library was developed when other service providers asked us to visit their settings to provide a play and toy loan session for families they are supporting. We continue to work with the Hostels, Refuge and teenage project as requested across the City.

We soon recognised that confident families would attend their local Toy Library session but those suffering with post natal depression, feeling isolated, lacking in confidence or new to parenting didn't attend. It was then that out outreach project was developed. Providing 1:1 support for families for as long as they need it.

Within the Toy Library sessions families that appeared confident would talk about concerns or issues including behavioral concerns, weaning, toileting, sleeping, attachment etc.. we are able to provide support, sign posting or referral onto the appropriate service where needed. It from here our Early Intervention project was introduced. We also support parents with domestic abuse, post natal depression, substance misuse, financial concerns and housing - signposting them to and gaining the support they need at such a difficult time.

Our child carers Toy Store is available for all professional working with and caring for others people children, including foster carers, nurseries, childminders, speech and language, playshemes, Portage etc.. This ensures all provisions have access to good quality, educational and fun toys and resources for all children to enjoy.

Families with children with additional needs can access the Child carers toy store to borrow specialist toys and resources to support their child learning and development within their own homes.

St George's Square
United Kingdom
02392 832926

Family Church: Empower Centre

The Family Church, faith groups, play group

83-87 Kingston Road
United Kingdom

Rhyme Time and Story Time

Portsmouth Library Service run weekly term-term rhyme times for babies and story times for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

United Kingdom

The EC Roberts Centre Day Nursery

The Roberts Centre is a child focused Charity in Portsmouth, services offering support and assistance to families in addressing their situation of homelessness or issues of family relationship breakdown.

84 Crasswell Street
023 9229 6919