Half Term Hygge for Home-Start

We’re so excited to share with you our new fun and easy social media campaign!

In time for next week, Half Term Hygge for Home-Start, is an activity that involves all of the family (or perhaps amongst the school holiday madness you’d welcome some alone time!).

So, what is hygge?
Hygge (pronounced hue-gae, we think!) is a Danish word used to acknowledge a feeling or a moment. It’s a celebration of mindfulness and togetherness!

Whether with family and friends or alone, at home or out, it’s all about being fully present in the everyday, igniting your senses and enjoying that moment e.g. making the morning coffee or breakfast, baking and craft time, reading a book, lighting a candle at dinner, or simply going for a walk.

How can I support the campaign and help raise awareness?

  1. Take a photo of your hygge moment (it doesn’t need to be picture perfect!).
  2. Share the photo on any of your social media accounts i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
  3. Use the hashtag #hyggeforHomeStartRKH and tag us in the photo.
  4. Tag a friend(s) and ask them to do the same.
  5. If you would like to, make a donation to us via Virgin Money Giving or Just Text Giving by texting HSRT17 to 70070.

The campaign starts this coming Monday (12 February) across our social media accounts, including our new Instagram account! Follow us on Instagram at homestart_rkh and like our Facebook page.

Thank you as always for your help and support. We can’t wait to see your photos…

Happy half term!

#MumsConnected Parties

Are you a mum under 25 and interested in learning about vlogging, online finances or working online? If so, join us at a fantastic new event series…

Home-Start is hosting a brand new initiative called #MumsConnected – interactive sessions featuring a live broadcast from #techmums guru Sue Black. You’ll hear from digital experts, female entrepreneurs and other mums.

The parties will be a chance to discover new skills and discuss topics like doing business and finding work online; vlogging and blogging; managing your finances online and keeping your kids safe on the internet.

Join us for our FREE #MumsConnected parties every Wednesday morning between 10.00 – 11.00:

Dates: 21st February,  28th February, 7th March, 14th March and 21st March.


Kingston United Reformed Church, Richard Mayo Centre Eden Street, Kingston, KT1 1HZ


Castlenau Community Centre, 7 Stillingfleet Road, Barnes, London SW13 9AQ

Either way, to book a place contact Jennie: jennie@homestart-richmond.org.uk, call 020 8487 8500 or click here to book your place now.

New Vacancy – Finance Administrator

Home-Start provides vital support to families with children under 5 years.

Over the last year we have extended our work across Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow. Last year we helped make a difference to the lives of over 400 families and 700 children.

We are recruiting for a Finance Administrator.

Finance Administrator part time up to 21 hours per week ideally 2-3 days.

Salary Level NJC 26-28, 21 hours, £15,147-£16,087 including outer London allowance.

(£25,246-£26,812 full time equivalent) plus contributory pension.

Working with a small passionate staff team for a vibrant local family support charity, you will play a key role in ensuring our finance and administration run smoothly and effectively.

We are looking for a well organised administrator with a good understanding of financial processes and procedures. You will be responsible for day to day financial administration and work with the Director and Treasurer to prepare budgets and annual accounts. You will provide administration support to the Board of Trustees, which meets 6 times per year on a Wednesday evening.

The role is based at our East Sheen office with occasional working from our Hounslow office. The hours are up to 21 hours per week, ideally working over three days.

It’s an exciting time to join our hardworking team and contribute to developing our work.

To apply, download an application form below, email info@homestart-richmond.org.uk or telephone 020 8487 8500. 

Application PACK Finance Administrator Jan 2018 – FINAL

Application Form Finance Administrator 2018

Equal Opportunities monitoring form

Closing date: Wednesday 31st January, noon

Interviews:     Week commencing 5th February

Volunteer Course Chessington Jan-Mar 2018







If you have some free time after the Christmas holidays, and you are a parent or grandparent, you could help other families with pre-school children in Kingston borough. Local charity Home-Start is offering a free course to train you to be a home-visiting volunteer, supporting families with difficulties such as post-natal illness, bereavement or disability.

The course will run in Chessington 9.30am-2.30pm, every Thursday for 7 weeks from 18th January to 8th March (not half-term). It can be accredited to NVQ 1 or 2.

We have a lovely venue: The King’s Centre, Coppard Gardens, Chessington KT9 2GZ which has easy parking and is  close to several bus stops. The K4 stops outside the centre  and the 71, 465 and 467 all stop at Bridge Road. Trains stop regularly at Chessington South and North and it  is just a 15 minutes’ walk from either station, with regular trains (every 30 minutes during the day) to and from  Waterloo.

After the course, you would visit a family for 2-3 hours a week. For more information, please contact Angie Ahmed on 020 8487 8500 info@homestart-richmond.org.uk .