We are delighted to announce our partnership with Home-Start Essex, a charity providing vital support to families in Mid, South and West Essex. Seymour House will be joining Nursery Kitchen to support the charity in a variety of ways in 2023, including sharing our expertise and knowledge of early years education and nutrition, volunteering, and fundraising.

Home-Start Essex helps give children the best possible start in life by supporting parents to grow in confidence, build their resilience and find ways to manage the challenges they are facing. They help families facing challenges as diverse as isolation, mental health, or physical health difficulties, recovering from the impact of domestic abuse, or when they are just finding parenting is a struggle.

Their professionally trained volunteers and caring staff give parents a helping hand through a range of services, including weekly home visits from volunteers, supportive family groups, school readiness programmes, and wellbeing support. Through over 150 volunteers, Home-Start Essex helped 1367 children to get the best start in life last year.

Seymour House will be working with Home-Start Essex to further develop their nursery/ school readiness programme. This will help to prepare young children and families for nursery/ school life, so that they have a smooth transition. Nursery Kitchen will be focusing on donating fresh and nutritious meals to families in-need, to relieve the pressures that can often come with feeding a family a healthy meal.

Together, Seymour House and Nursery Kitchen will help Home-Start Essex to develop and improve its services while ensuring that families continue to receive dedicated care and resources, that deliver so much value. We will keep you updated as this partnership progresses and invite our team, families and friends to support and donate where they can.

Learn more about Home-Start Essex, here: https://youtu.be/wAA1tfUJWAY