Giving hope to broken families in Balsall Heath

Dave Cusack

Attached is a Birmingham Mail article that shows the positive impact St. Paul’s make with the work we do with children and families. Whilst we are not appreciative of the third world headlines, it does show how we help to improve lives particularly through the last two years.

Census 2021 Workshop

We are working with the Census Engagement Team, who will be hosting a workshop to help those who are yet to or need a little extra help to complete the 2021 Census. The session will be held at Balsall Heath Children’s Centre (10 Malvern Street, B12 8NN, next to Balsall Heath City Farm) on Tuesday […]

A Poem by Naomi

Poem by Children's Centre Parent

“We have been through a lot, but the sun has always been there to give us hope, faith, and reassurance that things always get better. I hope others might feel inspired to express something that is true for them because I believe self-expression and any form of creativity heals our troubles and also helps us […]

Read all About It! People with Passion Award!

People with Passion 2020 Image 2

We are delighted to share ‘Get Balsall Heath Reading’ has received the Community Award, for People with Passion 2020. The lack of literacy impacts individuals and their families for generations. Adults with poor literacy skills struggle with employment, social inclusion, social mobility, self-esteem and struggle to support their children’s learning. And so, the long tail […]

Hall Green Children’s Centres join forces to launch new values!

Hall Green District Children's Centre

Last week saw the launch of the new Hall Green District Values. The four core values, developed by staff from The Springfield Children’s Centre and St Paul’s Trust Children’s Centre, represent the way parents, staff and volunteers come together to provide children with the best start in life.

Amsty Meets Mr Loan Shark!

Amsty Meets Mr Loan Shark - Image 4

On a cold and wet Wednesday afternoon, during half term, we were delighted to help Smartlyte Ltd with their event at the Balsall Heath Library. Smartlyte’s, ‘Families Learning Together’ workshop, helped families to raise awareness of  the dangers of  online illegal money lending and loan sharks.  Families heard the story of how Amsty;  an old […]

Free First Aid Course for Children’s Centre Parents

Our free first aid course for parents will be starting again next week in partnership with Smartlyte. The 4 week course will be running at Malvern Street, starting Friday 10th May and Braithwaite Road, starting Monday 13th May.

Balsall Heath “Food Thoughts”

Come along to Balsall Heath Library on 16th March, 11am – 1pm to look at some photographs taken by local women about food in Balsall Heath Children can take part in free activities around healthy eating and reading too.

Nursery World Awards 2018 – Winners!!

Nursery World Awards 2018 Winners

We are absolutely delighted to share that our joint project with Smartlyte: ‘#Get Balsall Heath Reading’ scooped first prize in the Nursery World Awards, 2018 in the ‘Working with Parents’ category. Our entry was one of five shortlisted finalists. Despite the stiff competition our joint entry came out as a clear winner! It was great […]

We are shortlisted again for the Nursery World Awards!

Nursery World Awards Logo 2018

We are delighted to share our project with Smartlyte, ‘#Get Balsall Heath Reading’ has been shortlisted for the Nursery World Awards, 2018.                 This is the second consecutive year ‘#Get Balsall Heath Reading’ has been nominated and shortlisted and is huge recognition of the impact and success of the parental […]

Birmingham Forward Steps local launch

Thanks to all the families, staff, volunteers and partners who came along to Sparkhill Park on 23rd August to join in the fun at our local launch of Birmingham Forward Steps. In Partnership with St Paul’s Trust, we ran egg and spoon races, built a pirate ship out of recycled material and even said hello to the […]

‘Families Voices’

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Last week, we were delighted to host our ‘Families Voices’ Consultation Event at Balsall Heath Children’s Centre, in partnership with St Paul’s Development Trust and  Smartlyte. The consultation was arranged as part of “The Community Cohesion strategy for Birmingham  – Forward together to build a fair and inclusive city for all” outlines Birmingham City Council’s […]