We run programmes and services dedicated to supporting the children of refugees.
We run a crèche alongside our ESOL classes on Mondays and Thursdays so that parents can take part without having to pay for childcare. The crèche is for babies and pre-school children.
On Thursdays we run an afterschool learning project for school aged children. We support them primarily with English and maths and focus on homework and developing the facility to learn independently.
We offer opportunities to experience traditional days out and games played by British people, as well as celebrating the cultures of the families who attend the project. The club encourages children to make friends with other children from different backgrounds and schools. It is a safe place to be and parents and staff are present throughout each session.
Refugee Action Kingston has reached out to all the schools attended by young people participating in this project with the permission of the learners and their parents. The project aims to have a positive effect on resident communities such as schools, and our local community, enhancing their understanding and respect for the unique circumstances of people with refugee status.
Parents are offered ESOL support in the context of understanding the British school system; what is taught, how it is taught, and transition to secondary school or college. Parents can access support in understanding their child’s school report or written communications from schools.
Baby and toddler clothes and equipment
Growbaby is open on Wednesdays between 09.30 and 14.30 at The Hub, 38 Surbiton Road, Surbiton KT1 2HX. It provides good quality, new and second-hand, baby clothes and equipment (for children up to 5 years old), completely free of charge. You don’t have to make an appointment you can simply drop in and everyone is welcome regardless of income, faith or background.
For those in hardship we can also issue foodbank vouchers. See https://kingston.foodbank.org.uk/ for more information.
Contact us for more information
We are open for appointments Monday - Friday between 10am and 3pm.
To book an appointment
Call: 020 8547 0115
Visit in person: Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road, Kingston, KT2 6LX