Children's Community Services Consultation Survey
Achieving for Children, delivering services on behalf of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, would like to hear your views on proposals to transform the children's early help services into integrated, one-stop family hubs.
The proposals could see local resources refocused to support the most vulnerable children and young people, driving higher levels of efficiency and creating a sustainable service which strengthens families”
All families with children under five plus expectant mothers and fathers are welcome to use the children’s centres to help their children get the best start in life. All children's centres will offer informal support for parents and a place for your child to play and learn.
Services in children's centres include:
- child and family health services.
- information for families and carers.
- childcare and early education.
- support for children with special needs.
- outreach and support to families in need.
- adult education classes with crèche facilities.
- helping parents find training and employment.
You can find details of all the Children's Centres in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM)
Your guide to activities and services within the RBWM, for families with young children
Volunteer at our children centre's
Would you like a chance to gain new skills, access accredited training, help families and feel valued in your community? Becoming a children's centre volunteer means you can give something back to your community.
We are looking for a range of volunteers who are enthusiastic, have some time to give and want to make a difference to the lives of families across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
We have a variety of voluntary roles available across all children's centres that require as little as three hours of your time a week.
What is a volunteer?
A volunteer is someone who gives their time and commitment free of charge to help out at their local children’s centre. Volunteers are an important and valued part of our children’s centres, as they help us to deliver services and to reach out to families within the local community.
Why volunteer for us?
Volunteering work gives you the opportunity to give something back to your local community, but it can also offer you the chance to:
- help families and feel valued in your
- meet new people
- gain new skills and experiences
- develop your career by boosting your CV
- access training courses
Who can be a volunteer?
Anyone who is enthusiastic, has some time to give and wants to make a difference to people within their local community. Volunteers also need to be prepared to have a DBS check also known as a police check and attend training.
We have a variety of voluntary roles available across all children’s centres. Volunteers are currently involved in:
- helping with ‘stay and plays’
- preparing snacks and washing up
- registering families
- signposting families to groups and
- writing newsletters
- meeting and settling families
- advisory board members
- recruiting parents
- leaflet drops
- befriending service
How to become a volunteer
Anyone interested in becoming a children’s centre volunteer needs to complete an expression of interest form (RBWM Council website) These are available from any children’s centre or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer training course
We offer volunteers a four day training programme, accrediated through the National Open College Network (NOCN). We also provide a free creche, helping volunteers with young children access training. Volunteers will study eight modules specific to volunteering in a children’s centre. These consist of:
- the role of the volunteer
- values, attitudes and boundaries
- community involvement
- listening skills
- equality and diversity
- domestic abuse awareness
- quiz and review
- On completion of the course volunteers will also have access to additional training and informal drop-in meetings