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October 2011 Issue 9 Produced by the Pre-school Learning Alliance

FIGVINE Lewisham Dads Newsletter



Spring Issue Welcome to all Dads and Male Carers in Lewisham. I hope you find the information in this newsletter useful. The newsletter provides you with information with activities that you can do with your child. We have a date for our annual Dads Funday, a parenting course that you may wish to attend; cycle rides for families, stay and plays for dads and more. For more information on anything to do with dads please contact Tim on 07947475064 or email

In this issue:


Dads 5 a side Tournament 2 Regular Services for Dads 3 Family Cycle Club Club 4 Dads Parent Coaching 5 Stay and Play for Dads 6 +7 Health Event 8 Baby Massage for Dads 9

Also South East London Dads are a group of dads across Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark put on different activities for dads. They have a website showing a variety of activities that they put on regularly. Have Your Say on Children’s Centres Children’s Centre services provide a variety of events, support and learning opportunities in your area. In order to ensure that services are reflecting family needs they need to have your input. You are invited to attend one of the Children's Centres Parent Forums. These meetings are a way for parents to have a say and input into the services that are provided by Children's Centres for families in Lewisham. We need more dads to attend these so if you are free then pop along. You will get a friendly greeting and your input will be valued. The next Parent Forum meetings are: Area 3 Parent Forum meeting Torridon Children's Centre, 103 Torridon Road, SE6 1PH Wednesday 21st March 9.30am-11.00am Area 1 Parent Forum Meeting Clyde Early Childhood Centre, Alverton St, London SE8 5NH Wednesday 21st March 9.30am-11.00am

Dads Funday 2012 This years dads funday will be held at Ashmead School in Deptford on Saturday 16th June between 1pm and 4pm. Come along and enjoy loads of fun activities including giant scalextric, bouncy castles, cycle activities, entertainers, information and much more. Keep an eye out for the summer newsletter of watch out for events on twitter or facebook. If you have any questions just call Tim on 07947475064. Contact:

DADS 5 A SIDE TOURNAMENT 2012 Our annual Dads 5 a side Tournament is taking place on Sunday 15th July. The tournament is run over one day. Any school, nursery, or children's centre group can enter a team. All you have to do is get 7 dads (minimum 5) or male carers together and reply to enter. There is a trophy for the winner but best of all it is a fun day for all the family. There will be lots of activities on the day and we are hoping that all the family come along and make it a great way to spend a Sunday before the end of the summer term. Last year Edmund Waller School in New Cross won the event. So if you think you would like to get a team together then get


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in touch. Teachsport are organising the day and will be refereeing and ensuring that the day goes smoothly. This may be just what you need to think about training and getting fit for the summer. Previous years have seen teams get together and organise regular games in order to have fun and stay fit.

If you would like to find out more then email a reply or ring 07947475064. Below a photo of last year’s Champions Edmund Waller School


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There are a variety of activities going on for fathers across Lewisham. Ranging from Stay and Play sessions where you can bring your child, meet other dads and enjoy the toys and activities provided to clubs and activities run on a regular basis. Lee Manor Stay and Play (Term Time) Children’s Centre under 5’s Stay and Play Monday 9.30am to 11.30am Longhurst Rd, Lewisham, SE13 5LS Hatcham Oak Stay and Play (Term Time) Children’s Centre under 5’s Stay and Play


Tuesday 9.30am to 11.30am 6 Wallbutton Rd, Brockley SE4 2NX Contact Shereine on: 07525 401 260 Tuesdads Dads Group Last Tuesday of the month 6.30pm to 8pm Activities and fun for Dads and children of any age Limelight Family Learning Centre, Castillon Rd, SE6 1QD Contact Tim on: 07947 475 064 Quaggy Dads Group Regular activities on the last Thursday evening of the month for Dads and Male Carers at Quaggy Children’s Centre, Lewisham SE13 7QZ Contact Tonia 020 8465 9785 Dads Cycling Club (DUCK CC) Monthly rides for dads and the whole family. For more information Dads Film Club Come and watch a film with your child at Manor House Library in Lee. The club runs on the first Saturday of the month between 11.30am and 2pm. The sessions are free. For more information contact Tim 07947 475 064

Easter Activities for Children in Lewisham For information on Easter activities for young children in Lewisham that you can take your children to please visit If you have older children then click here to find out about activities


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Join our Family Cycle Club

DUCK CC Family Cycle Rides DUCK CC is a cycle club run by dads for families across Lewisham. It organises a family cycle ride every second Sunday of the month. The whole family are welcome to attend. We cycle on cycle routes and off road where possible. The aim of the club is to encourage children to cycle and to provide and model riding safely for fun and exercise. Now that the weather is threatening to get better cycling provides a great way to enjoy exercise with your family. More and more routes are being developed for cyclists so come along and find out more. Some of the Dads also organise adult rides on an ad hoc basis so when you join the mailing list on the website you will receive emails about rides that you can go on or even organise yourself. If you would like to find out more information or get involved and join the club please click


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Lewisham Stay and Plays

Lewisham Stay and Plays


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Profile for Tim Neville

figvine issue 9  

lewisham dads newsletter

figvine issue 9  

lewisham dads newsletter