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    Monthly Archives: February 2011

    Half term activities…

    TwinterDazePicFeb2011he Borough has published a special Winter Daze booklet for the half term period.

    Monday 21 February – Friday 25 February

    Looking for something to do during the Winter / half-term break?

    The Winter Daze guide lists play schemes, events, activities and entertainment for children and young people in Waltham Forest.

    Download the Winter Daze guide (315KB PDF file) for more details.

    Please check on the Children and Young People’s Directory calendar for what is going on in the borough – updates for every day.

    Have a great half-term break…

    (PS: …you can also get all the latest news about activities at your local Leisure Centre here)

    The Little Chef arrives…

    chefsClubButtonStarting on February 28th. we will have a great new sesson – a drop-in for 0 – 5 year olds.

    Running every Monday from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm, you can come along and enjoy discovering different foods.

    Learn to cook as a family and find new healthy recipes that are easy to cook with your children. Taste and cook together.

    You can find more news abour our Centre on our regular newsletter page on our main website. Find it here.

    We also have a great range of half term activities; messy play, arts, fun with foood and soft play sessions too. See you there?

    The Chingford Hall Team…

    O’Regen Worknet Outreach events this month

    openDoorPicOpen the door to new jobs and training…there are a number of events to help with employment, training and skills taking place in the borough from this week.

    Unemployed or looking for work then come to a Worknet event to find out about free training courses, create or update your CV and learn interview techniques.

    Details are given below…

    Wednesday 16 February
    The Paradox Centre, 3 Ching Way, Chingford E4 8YE

    Friday 18 February
    EpiCentre, 41 West Street, Leytonstone, E11 4LJ

    Wednesday 23 February
    Score, 100 Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5JY

    Why not pop along to one of these free events and check out the help and support available to help you achieve your aims.

    Note: The BBC 2012 – London Apprenticeship Scheme is still open for applicants. Find out more on these Waltham Forest pages here.

    You can find the Borough WorkNet pages here for even more information.

    School Gates Employment Initiative

    schoolGatesLogoJobCentrePlusThis programme, from Jobcentre Plus, is designed to give support to parents and carers who are looking to return to or take up new work.

    We can help you carry out job searches and get you onto courses provided by Jobcentre Plus.

    You can also take up help and advice across a range of subjects on employment, training and starting an enterprise.

    Come along and speak to our Centre adviser Lorrena.

    Every Monday from 1.00 to 3.00pm.

    Call our Centre on 020 8527 7310 for more information.

    The School Gates Initiative have a very comprehensive and information packed web site if you want to understand more about this offer. It includes case studies of how the programme can help you.

    See the School Gates Initiative web site here.

    Good luck in your training or job hunting….The Chingford Hall Team.

    Our baskets of love…

    basketsPicWe help many parents, carers and children who are in need.

    You can help us to help our community members who need a little extra support – by bringing into our Centre any donations you may have of tinned goods or packets of processed food items.

    We will put them to good use!

    Making up our Baskets of Love, to help others in our community can be a real aid at times of crisis for families, or just when a friendly face and supporting place to go is just what’s needed.

    Help us to help others…thank you for your support.

    The Chingford Hall Team

    Photo shoots?

    TtripodPiche NSPCC are looking for young children and families for a promotional photo opportunity.

    Preferably with babies under 12 weeks, the charity is looking for parents to volunteer, but the charity will pay your expenses and you get to keep a copy of the finished photographs.

    If you are interested then please contact Lynn Huynh who is the Brand Marketing Officer for NSPCC.

    Her telephone number is 020 7825 2637.

    Tell them you heard about it on our blog!

    The Chingford Hall Team.

    Welcome to our new Centre Blog.

    communicationsDishPicWe hope that you find our new blog useful.

    You can use the subscribe links to automatically update your feed reader or news subscription service.

    We’ll continue to publish our newsletters and update our web pages, of course, but our blog let’s you get our news automatically – so that you can read it when you want to.

    If we have something urgent to tell you, or exciting news about events, we can use our Centre blog to tell you quickly too.

    You can use the blog to feed back to us too – leave a comment about an item, or tell us about our services. (All comments are screened before publication and we’ll never publish your email or other details without your permission).

    Happy news gathering from Chingford Hall.