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The Spring Charity

About Us

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what we do

What we do

Our charity exists to benefit vulnerable families with children 0-5 years old in the Northampton town area (Spring Boroughs, Semilong, St James, The Mounts). Some of our families experience financial hardship, social, health or economic issues and much more. Families can self-refer, or be signposted by health, other professionals, schools, or other charities.

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We run 'Stay & Play' parent and child drop-in sessions twice a week. These sessions help us to make contact and build relationships, so we can best meet our family’s needs. We work in one of the UK's most deprived city wards where many families face extreme hardship. By providing these activities and facilities for care and education, we help to promote social welfare and improve life chances benefitting both the families directly and the community at large.

Primarily the services we offer enable families to gain opportunities to improve their outcomes in life. For example, parents and caregivers may need support to access college courses, English and Maths classes, parenting courses, breastfeeding advice, introducing solids and healthy eating workshops.

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We are always looking for suitable volunteers who are DBS-checked. We will be able to match your skills to the areas where you would be most valued, and where we most need support. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved.

NB. In line with our safeguarding policy, a DBS and reference checks will be required for all volunteers.

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About Us
Our Team
Our team

Our Team

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Tracey has an educational background and is familiar with the Spring Boroughs community as she worked at Spring Lane Primary School for a number of years.

Tracey can arrange referrals to the Solihull Approach parenting programme, which aims to help parents and caregivers have a better understanding of their children’s emotional needs. Referrals can also be made to the Freedom Programme, which is designed to help victims of domestic abuse.

 

Tracey works closely with families to help them reach their full potential in a way that best meets their needs and personal circumstances.

Charity Manager

Our Charity Manager oversees the day-to-day running of the Community Centre, working closely with Trustees, Staff, Volunteers and local schools to ensure our community thrives and grows.

Tracey Hamilton

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Nic is a vital part of our team and our chief administrator. She has an NHS background so brings lots of valuable experience to our charity.

Charity Administrator

Nic Bird

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Her experience of working with families in a Children's Centre brings lots of valuable knowledge to our charity. As we continue to expand the family support our charity can offer to our local community,

 

Rosie plays a prominent role in developing the provision and supporting families with groups based on a wide range of parenting issues, including sleep advice, and behaviour management ideas whilst offering weekly drop-in sessions where one to one support is required.

Family Support Worker

Rosie is an experienced Family Support Worker, with a background in child development and a wealth of experience of working with families to support their children and ensure they thrive.

Rosie Wilson

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Nic's role has grown over the past year as she now delivers Cookery and Craft Workshops, in our weekly Community & Craft Cafe, as well as supporting with finance, administration and health and safety.

 

During Stay and Play sessions Nic supports new families as they settle in and conducts regular child development observations and well-being surveys with the adults. These observations and surveys are vital in ensuring our provision matches the needs of our community.

 

As we begin to plan further projects to support our community Nic will play a prominent role in monitoring and offering support.

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Alice's main role is to aid and develop Spring Charity's support of families.

Family Support Worker

Alice is our newest Family Support Worker. Having worked for another Northampton-based family support charity previously, her wealth of experience is not undervalued. 

Alice Hudson

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testimonials

Testimonials

"I enjoyed coming to the sessions because my child is mixing with other children and doing fun activities. We have fun!" 

"The best things we have done are arts & crafts, The farm visit and rhyme time. I have met some new people and my son loves all the staff!" 

"I've noticed that my child can communicate a lot better. Tracey and Nic are so kind and easy to talk to. My son loves all the crafts and playdough and also singing nursery rhymes."

"I am very happy with everything you do and I want to say thank you for all you do. I noticed that my child's development is better than he was and he likes to play with the other children. He is not so shy!"

"I've noticed that my child will copy the actions when we sing each session. We enjoy the painting, storytelling and craft activities."

"I've noticed that now my child can get involved and choose options independently and be creative. He is becoming more confident."

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