In this issue:
Happy holiday activity programme
Hertfordshire County Council has joined forces with Herts Sports Partnership to organise a fun and exciting online programme for children during the forthcoming Easter Holidays. The programme is available to children aged 5 - 16 who receive benefit related free school meals.
There are also a range of fun online resources for everyone, providing ideas and activities to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity each day for you and your family. Look out for the HAPpy logo with more coming in the summer!
HAPpy: Holiday Activity Programme - Herts Sports Partnership (sportinherts.org.uk)
Improving information and advice in Hertfordshire - a single point of access
From today 31 March, Kids hubs in Hertfordshire will be closed, with some of the staff joining Hertfordshire’s SENDIAS service. This now allows for one single access point for SEND information, advice and support in Hertfordshire. You can find out more about on our latest guest blog about the 'single door' for information and support.
Lending SPACE equipment library
SPACE equipment lending library will be open in April. We will be lending out sensory, practical and educational resources to families who live in Hertfordshire with children and young people with additional needs. For enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chat Health (for parents of children aged 0 - 5 years)
The new Hertfordshire Chat Health service will give parents and carers of babies and children aged 0-5 years advice with health related issues and improve their access to health care.
Messages sent to the dedicated number 07480 635164 are delivered to a secure website, and responded to by a member of the Health visiting team. The service is available Mon - Fri 9-5pm.
Watch our video to see how ChatHealth texting service helped a young Dad who sought our help and advice with his baby’s sleeplessness.
Spotlight on events - Easter special
View all Easter holiday activities
Online cooking with Daisy Bake - Hot cross buns (Potential Kids)
Thursday 1 April, 11am - 12pm
A free, fun, live Zoom cookery class for SEND children and their siblings. All abilities welcome. Find out what ingredients you will need and how to book using the link.
Covid - safe Easter Egg Hunt (Potential Kids)
Saturday 3 April, 20 minute slots between 10.20am - 3.20pm, £3 per child
A Covid-safe easter egg hunt in the Potential to Grow community and learning garden at the Galleria, Hatfield.
Online script writing skills workshops for ages 13 - 17 (Herts Inclusive Theatre)
Tuesday 6 April, 10.30am - 12pm, £3.50
In HIT’s Easter script writing workshop, we will work together to create a hilarious and fun script that we will also perform together. Let’s collaborate whilst learning all about dialogue, stage directions and creating characters!
Online interactive musical theatre singalong for all ages (Herts Inclusive Theatre)
Wednesday 7 April, 1.30pm - 3pm, £3.50
HIT are bringing a joyful afternoon of show stopping singing fun for all of the family! Join us for a feel good event, singing plenty of West End favourites! HIT also have a big range of Easter holiday workshops available for all ages, follow the link to see the full range.
Online show and tell - bring your pet - session (SPACE)
Friday 9 April, 1.30pm - 2.30pm
SPACE Hertfordshire invite you to log on to this show and tell session, and bring your pet! Tell us all about them and hear what others have to say about their furry/scaly/slimy/feathered/two legged/four legged/or maybe eight legged friends!