Tel: 01234 220480

Email: Mrs Hinkley on

King's Oak Primary

Oak Road, Bedford, MK42 0HH

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Family Support

Bedfordshire's School Nursing Service 

Drop in provision during school holidays:


Any young person from the age of 11 up to 19 can access the drop in.


Please click here for further information.



New drop in service - every Friday - starting Friday 9th February 2018 - 9am - 1pm


Are you unemployed and receiving benefits, such as JSA, ESA, Income Support or Universal Credit?

If so, then come along to our new drop in session every Friday, where you can speak to our advsier Matt about a range of topics, including:

Housing advice

Interview Skills

Getting back into work



Benefits advice

CV Writing

Job Applications


For further information, please contact Family Support Worker Holly, or just drop in on the day!



ILearn - every Wednesday - 9am - 12pm

Our new group for the ethnic minority community has been very successful so far.  We have done a number of different activities including:  sewing, basic English, internet safety, and even some light exercise!


The parents that attend the group have said that they find it entertaining, enjoyable and a warm atmosphere.  They look forward to coming every week and spending some time around new friends.


We have loads more planned for the future....


If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Holly (Family Support Worker) - 01234 220480.  Anyone is welcome to come along.











Parent's Library / Book Club 

We want to set up a parent's library/book club, where you can come along and borrow from a selction of books!

If you are interested, please speak to Holly Lovatt-Brown (Family Support Worker) - 01234 220480.



New courses coming up at the CVS Centre, Bedford - For more information ask Holly (Family Support Worker) or click on the links below.


To book a place or to register your interest, please contact The Noah Academy on 01234 581108 or email


IT For Work and Life

This course is designed to give learners the skills and confidence to help them both in their search for work and in their personal lives.


Duration: 4 weeks

Day: Monday and Thursday

Times: To be advised

Venue: CVS Centre-Bedford



ESOL For Work

This is a 12 week ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’ course that helps learners improve their English speaking, reading and writing skills whilst also preparing for the workplace.


Duration: 12 weeks

Day: Wednesday

Times: To be advised

Venue: CVS Centre



Creative Confidence for Work and Life

This is a 5 week course that will introduce learners to several different craft techniques whilst developing creativity and confidence. The course enables learners to meet new people and have fun.


Duration: 5 weeks

Day: Monday

Times: 9.30am -12.30pm

Venue:  CVS Centre



Moving Towards Work

This is a 6 week course for people experiencing barriers to employment.  The course will help you to build your confidence, explore possible routes into employment, and help you to plan a way forward.


Duration: 6 weeks

Day: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Venue:  CVS Centre



Progressing into Work

This is a 6 week course to help you to develop your employability skills and convert applications and interviews into real job opportunities.


Duration: 6 weeks

Day: Monday

Time:  9.30am - 12.30pm

Venue:  CVS Centre

ILearn Friday Drop in Service IT For Work and Life ESOL For Work Creative Confidence for Work and Life Moving Towards Work Progressing into Work

Early Help - Positive Parenting


Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme - May to July 2018


Click here for further information and to view the timetable of events


Alternatively come in and speak to Holly (Family Support Worker).

Coffee Morning


Coffee morning for all parents starting Friday 15th June - 9am - 10.30am - free tea, coffee, biscuits and cake!  


Coffee morning will be every Friday in the Family Support room - just come along to reception first.  It will be lovely to see you all there, where you can relax, chat and enjoy a cuppa and a cake!


Please ask for Holly or Gemma.

Multi-Cultural Family Fun Day


Saturday 23rd June - 2pm - 5pm - Jubilee Park


The I-Learn group are putting on a Multi-Cultural Family Fun Day on Saturday 23rd June in Jubilee Park.  There will be lots going on, including food, stalls and children's activities.  Please come along and support this wonderful group.

Family Fun Day - ILearn