Home-Start Watford and Three Rivers support local children and families through stressful times in their lives. The family will have at least one child under five but often have more. Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very challenging, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also coping with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births. That’s when parents need support.

A trained volunteer visits the family for a few hours once a week for up to nine months. Home- Start Watford and Three Rivers also provide school readiness workshops and a counselling service for parents. We are excited to be part of Croxfest this year and will be making rain sticks and other crafts. We will also be selling some festival accessories!