Residents are invited to join us at our early years family fun day! Everyone is welcome

Next month Telford & Wrekin Council will host a new event to help families understand more about the different childcare support options which are available to them.

Published on: 14 June 2024

The early years family fun day will take place on Saturday 6 July 2024 between 11am and 3pm in Telford Town Park.

The event is aimed at providing families with vital information on the different funding entitlements and resources which are available to them as they navigate their way through parenting. This includes:

  • childcare funding entitlements for children aged up to five
  • wrap around childcare options for children aged five to eleven
  • happy healthy activity holiday clubs for children aged five to sixteen
  • family hubs.

Experts will be on hand to offer advice about the various types of childcare support for families as well as provide guidance on what they are entitled to and how to apply.

As well as being an information event, there is also plenty of family fun activities organised to keep the whole family entertained from storytelling with Sal Tongue to workshops by Telford & Wrekin Music and Lola’s Caribbean Kitchen who will be demonstrating her exquisite Caribbean cooking.

There will also be a sporting theme to the event as local provider ‘Active Future’ offer children the chance to take part in their Nerf battles and ‘Cyclone’s Football’ who will be encouraging children to improve their footballing skills whilst having fun.

Jo Britton, Executive Director of Children’s Services commented:

“As a council it’s important that we help families to access the information they need to learn more about the different childcare support options which are available to them.

“Not only does this childcare support help working families, but it can also support early childhood development and benefit the health and wellbeing of our children.

“There’s lots of additional family planned activities too, making this a fun and informative day out for our families living in the borough. We hope to see you there.”