Online sessions

We use Microsoft Teams to run a variety of online sessions. 

To join a session, you'll need to download Microsoft Teams from the App Store, Google Play or on the Microsoft website.

Once you have booked on a session we'll send you your joining link by email.

Contact the team

All sessions are carried out online. If you need to speak to a member of the team phone: 

  • Chatham - 01634 338 833
  • Gillingham - 01634 338 877
  • Strood - 01634 335 533
  • Wayfield and Rainham - 01634 337 733

Safeguarding

We are committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all parents or carers, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As part of our safeguarding policy, we ask you not to use your mobile phone during sessions. This includes talking, texting, social media, emails and taking photographs.

Breastfeeding support

You can find breastfeeding support in Medway on the Beside You website

Chatham and Strood online timetable

Children and family hubs timetable 2 November 2020 to 18 December 2020 - booking only

10am to 10:45am - Baby and Me

  • Birth to 5 months
  • 5 week course from 9 November 2020
  • Learn about being a new parent and understanding your baby's development
  • Phone 01634 338 833 to book

10am to 10.45am - Baby bounce and rhyme

  • Songs and fun for you and your under 1
  • Phone 01634 335 533 to book

1pm to 2.15pm - understanding your child

  • 10 week parenting programme for parents with children aged 2 to 5 years (term time only)
  • Phone 01634 335 533 to book

1pm to 2pm - Baby group

  • Informal group to meet new parents and get support around having a new baby
  • Birth to 12 months
  • Phone 01634 338 833 to book

10am to 11:15am- Baby Massage

  • Birth to 5 months
  • 5 week course from 10 November 2020
  • Phone 01634 338 833 to book

10am to 10.45am - Art and craft

  • Fun, easy craft for under 5s
  • Collect your free resource pack for the session from the Strood Hub once booked
  • December sessions with a Christmas theme
  • Phone 01634 335 533 to book

1pm to 1:45pm - Make and Play

  • Under 5s
  • 24 November 2020 – Making playdough
  • 8 December 2020 – Salt dough tree decoration
  • Phone 01634 335 533 to book

Little Chefs at Home

  • 6 weeks of cooking fun from the comfort of your own home
  • Ingredients delivered to your door
  • Phone 01634 333 741 to book

10am to 10:45am - Babbling Babies

  • 6 to 12 months
  • 5 week course from 11 November 2020
  • Activities to promote early language
  • Phone 01634 335 533 to book

1pm to 1:45pm - Story time

  • Under 5s
  • Collect your free book for the session from the Strood Hub once booked
  • Phone 01634 335 533 to book

1pm to 1.45pm - Fun with Craft

  • Fun, easy craft for under 5s
  • Collect your free resource pack for the session from the Chatham Hub once booked
  • December sessions with a Christmas theme
  • Phone 01634 338 833 to book

10am to 10.45am - Baby and Me

  • Birth to 5 months
  • 5 week course from 12 November 2020
  • Learn about being a new parent and understanding your baby's development
  • Phone 01634 335 533 to book

10am to 10.45am - Baby Bounce and Rhyme

  • Songs and fun for you and your under 1
  • Phone 01634 338 833 to book

1.30pm to 2.15pm - Baby Bounce and Rhyme

  • Songs and fun for you and your under 1
  • Phone 01634 335 533 to book

1pm to 1:45pm - Baby and Me

  • Birth to 5 months
  • 5 week course from 12 November 2020
  • Learn about being a new parent and understanding your baby's development
  • Phone 01634 338 833 to book

1pm to 1:45pm - Story Time

  • 2+ year olds
  • Under 5s
  • Collect your free book for the session from the Strood Hub once booked
  • Phone 01634 338 833 to book

Breastfeeding support

Visit: We are beside you and click on Medway to access local breastfeeding support

Gillingham and Wayfield online timetable

Children and family hubs timetable 2 November 2020 to 18 December 2020 - booking only

10am to 10:45am - Music and Movement

  • For parents with children aged 2+
  • Fun movement and singing session
  • Phone 01634 337 733 to book

10am to 10.45am - Baby Bounce and Rhyme

  • Songs and fun for you and your under 1
  • Phone 01634 338 877 to book

1pm to 2:15pm - Understanding Your Child

  • 10 week parenting programme for parents with children aged 2 to 5 years (term-time only)
  • Phone 01634 337 733 to book

Breastfeeding support

Visit: Looking for support and click on Medway to access local breastfeeding support

10am to 10.45am - Baby and Me

  • Birth to 5 months
  • 5 week course from 10 November 2020
  • Learn about being a new parent and understanding your baby's development
  • Phone 01634 337 733 to book

10am to 11.30am - Little Chefs at Home

1pm to 1:45pm - Make and Play

  • Under 5s
  • 1 December 2020 - Making playdough
  • 8 December 2020 - Christmas cloud dough
  • 15 December 2020 - Salt dough tree decoration
  • Phone 01634 338 877 to book

10am to 10:45am - Music and Movement

  • For parents with children aged 2+
  • Fun movement and singing session
  • Phone 01634 338 877 to book

10.30am to 11.30am - Little Chefs at Home

1pm to 1.45pm - Baby Bounce and Rhyme

  • Songs and fun for you and your under 1
  • Phone 01634 337 733 to book

1pm to 1.45pm - Young Parents Group

  • For parents aged up to 21 years
  • Meet other parents to chat
  • Phone 01634 338 877 to book

10am to 10.45am - Story Time

  • Under 5s
  • Collect your free book for the session from the Wayfield Hub once booked
  • Phone 01634 337 733 to book

1pm to 2:15pm - Baby Massage

  • Birth to 5 months
  • 5 week course
  • Phone 01634 337 733 to book

If you would like to speak to a member of the team, phone: 01634 338 877 for the Gillingham Hub or 01634 337 733 for the Wayfield Hub.

10am to 10:45 - Baby and Me

  • Birth to 5 months
  • 5 week course from 20 November 2020
  • Learn about being a new parent and understanding your babies development
  • Phone 01634 338 877 to book

1pm to 1.45pm - Babbling Babies

  • 6 to 12 months
  • 5 week course from 20 November 2020
  • Fun ideas to promote early language
  • Phone 01634 338 877 to book