A safe space for families to grow and flourish together
New and Expecting- Supported Together
It’s been one of the toughest times in living memory for everyone. And new parents have had it even tougher. We are launching the NEST where a small group can gather and spend time together, play with their babies, talk, laugh, cry. With a focus on gentle parenting there will be support with cloth nappies and with slings (with a qualified peer supporter) however you don’t need an interest in those things to come along. The NEST offers safe space to talk together about life with little ones- feeding, sleep patterns, cuddles and cake.
Non-mobile babies and bumps are most welcome. (we can’t cater for older siblings I’m afraid, though we hope to be able to when restrictions allow.)
Where is The NEST? The NEST offer sessions in community venues, along with the option of being part of a WhatsApp network for your venue, so you can build your safe space, together.
Everyone is welcome at the NEST, however you have become a parent, whatever your family looks like. However there are very limited spaces so booking each week is essential, and we will hold a waiting list. Nurturing- Empathetic- Space- Together. If you want to be part of a safe space parenting community we want you in the NEST.
What happens at the NEST? At the moment we can’t serve drinks, but we will provide you with a snack, and you’re welcome to bring your own drinks. We will provide a blanket floor cover, a chair, as well as some safe toys. There will be conversation, and story telling, sensory buckets and space, facilitated by Grace who is experienced in empathetic listening, equipping groups, and has two children of her own, as well as lots of experience of working alongside families.
How much does a session at the NEST cost? We believe family support and safe space to flourish should be available to everyone, no matter what their ability to pay. (And we know parental leave can be incredibly draining on finances) However sessions do have costs to cover, so if you are able we would appreciate a donation. There will be contactless payment and a cash donation bowl at the venue, and you can donate online with PayPal but we will never ask you to pay except a reminder that you could donate in your booking email- so there’s no expectation and no embarrassment.
Who runs the NEST? Meet Grace our experienced facilitator and mum of two, she’s passionate about supporting families and building communities.
To book either fill out the contact details below or email Grace@thenest.family
We will be in contact to confirm your booking!