The Fern Partnership

Working with Ferndale Community School

A big thank you to #sainsburys #pontypridd for their kind voucher to go towards our cake sale.
All proceeds will go towards the alzheimers society.
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A big thank you to #sainsburys #pontypridd for their kind voucher to go towards our cake sale.
All proceeds will go towards the alzheimers society.

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Thank you so much Michelle it is greatly appreciated 😊 xx

Michelle Williams

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From September Valleys Steps will be running mindfulness and Stress Control courses at Maerdy Community Hub, to book a place visit our Eventbrite page to register bit.ly/1YvPhtE
or for more information about the courses come along to the information session on Thursday 24th August 2-3:30pm
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From September Valleys Steps will be running mindfulness and Stress Control courses at Maerdy Community Hub, to book a place visit our Eventbrite page to register http://bit.ly/1YvPhtE
or for more information about the courses come along to the information session on Thursday 24th August 2-3:30pm

6 days ago

The Fern Partnership

Generations Together held their first sensory session at the hub this afternoon.
Lots of fun was had making gel bags,
Sensory bottles, dough and lots more!
Thanks to all who came along 😊
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Generations Together held their first sensory session at the hub this afternoon.
Lots of fun was had making gel bags,
Sensory bottles, dough and lots more!
Thanks to all who came along 😊

Generations Together are holding a sensory session tomorrow at the hub 12.00pm - 1.00pm.
Old clothes recommended.
Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the session.
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Generations Together are holding a sensory session tomorrow at the hub 12.00pm - 1.00pm. 
Old clothes recommended. 
Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the session.

2 weeks ago

The Fern Partnership

Yesterday's fruit is fab session at maerdy hub was so much fun, the children (and adults) enjoyed making fruit kebabs, fruit printing and also making and testing out our fruit face masks.
We will definitely be planning another fruit session in the future, keep an eye on our page for more details.
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Yesterdays fruit is fab session at maerdy hub was so much fun, the children (and adults) enjoyed making fruit kebabs, fruit printing and also making and testing out our fruit face masks. 
We will definitely be planning another fruit session in the future, keep an eye on our page for more details.

2 weeks ago

The Fern Partnership

Come along to our Fruit is Fab Family session at Maerdy Community Hub this afternoon 2-3pm. Lots of fun fruit activities including making your own fruit face masks and more.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
£1.50 charge per child (includes snack and drink)

Fruit is Fab Well being SessionAugust 9, 2017, 2:00pmMaerdy Community Hub, North Terrace, Cf43 4DDCome along and have some fun with fruit in our summer Fruit is Fab wellbeing session at Maerdy Community Hub on Wednesday 9th August 2-3pm.
There will be lots of fun, fruit themed activities including, fruit kebab making, fruit tasters, face mask making and more.

£1.50 per person charge for the session, includes refreshments.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact Jade on 01443 732256.
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Fruit is Fab Well being Session

Don't forget we still have lots of Summer Family Sessions running through the holidays at Maerdy Community Hub.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult for these session.
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Dont forget we still have lots of Summer Family Sessions running through the holidays at Maerdy Community Hub.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult for these session.

If you are thinking of using our Little Ferns Childcare based in Maerdy or Cwmparc, or Junior Fern's After School Care based in Ferndale from September, or interested in having a look around our settings, meeting the staff and finding out what activities are on offer then please come along to our open day Friday 11th August at 10am to find out more.
Spaces for September 2017 are filling up quickly so to avoid disappointment please get in touch soon. Thanks 🙂
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If you are thinking of using our Little Ferns Childcare based in Maerdy or Cwmparc, or Junior Ferns After School Care based in Ferndale from September, or interested in having a look around our settings, meeting the staff and finding out what activities are on offer then please come along to our open day Friday 11th August at 10am to find out more.
Spaces for September 2017 are filling up quickly so to avoid disappointment please get in touch soon.  Thanks :)

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Will you be doing anything like this out of Fuze?x

Do we need to book to look around?

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Due to the bad weather Maerdy Community Hub's Nature Walk and Seed Bomb Planting session will be cancelled this morning.
We still have lots more family sessions running at the Hub throughout the Summer.
Please see poster for dates and times
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Due to the bad weather Maerdy Community Hubs Nature Walk and Seed Bomb Planting session will be cancelled this morning.
We still have lots more family sessions running at the Hub throughout the Summer. 
Please see poster for dates and times

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3 weeks ago

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Following the closure of Ferndale Infant School last year and lots of speculation within the community about the plans for the building we are extremely excited and proud to announce that The Fern Partnership have been successful in their business plan and will be developing this centre in partnership with RCT Together Team.
This school is so close to the hearts of many of our staff. They attended this school along with their siblings, followed by their own children. The closure was a shock to many and was a real loss to the heart of Ferndale.
We would like to take this opportunity to inform the community that we have positive plans to develop this into a centre Ferndale residents and the Valleys can be proud of, offering childcare and community activities for all generations.
If all plans run smoothly the centre will be open to the public January 2018.
We will shortly be conducting a community consultation to find out your views and opinions to ensure we utilise the facility to it's maximum potential. In the mean time if you have any questions and/or suggestions please contact Nikki Beach on 01443 735988 or N.beach@fernpartnership.co.uk
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Following the closure of Ferndale Infant School last year and lots of speculation within the community about the plans for the building we are extremely excited and proud to announce that The Fern Partnership have been successful in their business plan and will be developing this centre in partnership with RCT Together Team.
This school is so close to the hearts of many of our staff.  They attended this school along with their siblings, followed by their own children.  The closure was a shock to many and was a real loss to the heart of Ferndale. 
We would like to take this opportunity to inform the community that we have positive plans to develop this into a centre Ferndale residents and the Valleys can be proud of, offering childcare and community activities for all generations.
If all plans run smoothly the centre will be open to the public January 2018.
We will shortly be conducting a community consultation to find out your views and opinions to ensure we utilise the facility to its maximum potential.  In the mean time if you have any questions and/or suggestions please contact Nikki Beach on 01443 735988 or N.beach@fernpartnership.co.uk

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Hopefully we can bring life back into this fantastic community resource with the help of our local children, young people, adults and older persons. Exciting times for Ferndale 😀

I agree a daycare does sound good, personally I found when I was young a youth a club was the last place I wanted to go I was happy hanging around ( as a parent I can see why you'd rather not have your child do this.... but we did 😁 and thankfully not causing grief) but if you could try and incorporate somewhere for elderly residents to socialise during certain hours of the day that also would be a benefit to the community, elderly people always meet up on the strand to catch up with friends or simply just to have something to do and to people watch, not enough is done to encourage elderly isolated people out of thier homes and if this could also be incorporated then even better

That's great news ! Beautiful building which I have no doubt under the direction of such a fantastic organisation ( Fern Partnership)will become the heart of our little community , good luck with the new venture all involved x

Wonderful news! Both my boys attended this happy school community and I was a parent governor, I'm delighted to hear that this lovely building is going to continue to be used for the community xx ❤️

This is absolutely fantastic news! So glad to hear such positive things for our community. Being a previous pupil of this school, I was devastated when it was announced that the school was going to close. It would have been such a shame to see such a wonderful building deteriorate and remain empty when it has huge potential for the whole community. With the building being located in such a prime area, almost being the focal point of Ferndale, I think it will provide the community with a nurturing environment that will hopefully bring all generations together and re-establish our community's heritage and community spirit. In terms of services that I feel would be very beneficial for the community, are things including a quality childcare provision and an extended Youth Provision. I feel these two would be great services to look into as there is a continuing demand for quality childcare within this area as there is very little currently. Also, offering a Youth service would be a fantastic idea to look into. I currently work in the Youth Service for the local authority and we have a well-establish Youth provision based on Ferndale Community School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Unfortunately, we are only able to run our provision on these nights, however from building relationships with the wonderful young people of our community, I can assure you that they would love the opportunity to access such provisions as many nights of the week as possible. Im sure that through effective partnership working with yourselves and our team, that together we could develop some sort of plan to work with one another to provide this well-needed service for the younger people of our community on nights of the week that we are unable to provide such services. I would like to wish all involved every success in this venture. I'm so pleased to see that people still have faith in our community and are willing to try their best to give back to our community and make it an even better place than it already is! Well done all😁!

I was part of the PTA that got the mosaic, great news that the school will be kept in the community for their use. Well done all involved

It makes me really sad when I pass on a daily basis and seeing the mosaic on the school wall with all the happy smiling children's faces... Good Luck it will be great to see it being used whether it's for children or not and fantastic for our community x x

I would really like to see a youth club in the evenings and get the youth out of the house. I would also like to pay into this on a monthly basis say £5 a month if this would maintain the upkeep for the community. Just a thought.

Childcare/full time Creche!! This area is crying out for local affordable quality childcare!

Child play centre/ youth club for teenagers? 🙂 xx

Fantastic news it be nice to see the doors back open there instead off it all over growing and going to waste xx

Great news be nice to see live back in the building, good luck in this new venture!!!!

Community Hub / creative learning environment. But I would say that 😉

Excellent news all, good luck in setting it all up xx

Fab news good luck x

Fantastic news. Good luck. xxx

Holiday childcare for all ages 🤞

Glad something being done day centre for elderly to go during day would be OK Ann roderick

Well done to you.. Good luck.. X

Good luck to you all

Brilliant news.

fab news and good luck x

Wonderful news .Good luck .

Fantastic news 😘

Fab news 😊

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3 weeks ago

The Fern Partnership

Generations Togethers Lego session at the hub went very well this afternoon, lovely to see the children working with the elder generation to create their masterpieces out of Lego.
Lots going on at the hub over the holidays, please see the Summer Programme, pop in and speak with the Community Team or call 01443 732256 for more details 😀
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Generations Togethers Lego session at the hub went very well this afternoon, lovely to see the children working with the elder generation to create their masterpieces out of Lego.
Lots going on at the hub over the holidays, please see the Summer Programme, pop in and speak with the Community Team or call 01443 732256 for more details 😀

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Sorry we missed it 🙁 sleeping girls. Hopefully next time

Hi there 🙂 just wondering when the the next Lego session is please 🙂

Rhian......b lovely for a grandparents day......xx

Marina Hamm

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Health and Wellbeing Event this Thursday at Maerdy Community Hub.

Support to make healthy lifestyle choices as well as find out about upcoming sessions in your community including mindfulness, healthy cooking on a budget and lots more.

Join us for a cuppa on Thursday and find out more about the support and community classes available in your area.

All welcome. Please Share
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Health and Wellbeing Event this Thursday at Maerdy Community Hub.  

Support to make healthy lifestyle choices as well as find out about upcoming sessions in your community including mindfulness, healthy cooking on a budget and lots more.

Join us for a cuppa on Thursday and find out more about the support and community classes available in your area.

All welcome. Please Share

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Louise is this something that could be duplicated at @fuze? 😏

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Lego Play session at the Hub today 1-2pm. All welcome ...

3 weeks ago

The Fern Partnership

The rain hasn't put us off in Little Ferns Cwmparc. We enjoyed going to our local community cafe for snack. We are excited to build more community links within our area. ...

The rain hasnt put us off in Little Ferns Cwmparc. We enjoyed going to our local community cafe for snack. We are excited to build more community links within our area.

Who are we?

  • A Multi Award winning organisation and charity founded in 2008 by current Director of Business Michelle Coburn-Hughes as The Friends of Ferndale. The aims of the organisation is to enhance provision for pupils and offer services and support for the local community.
  • Due to rapid expansion and development in recent years the organisation is expanding to offer service to wider communities in RCT and beyond. In 2016 the organisation developed and became a company limited by guarentee with charitible status operating as 'The Fern Partnerhip'.

Latest Events

Craft & Coffee

September 28, 2016, 01:00 - September 28, 2016, 03:00Community Hub Maerdy

Coffee and Craft is an informal craft class where anyone can come along and either learn a new craft from one of the craft members (Crafts include crochet, knitting, cross stitch, upcycling,

Sugarcraft Course

September 27, 2016, 05:00 - November 22, 2016, 07:00Morlais Hall, Ferndale

This 8 week sugarcraft class will teach you three-dimensional cake decoratin and covers a variety of styles that includes lifelike characters, flowers and figures. It is a free course but after

British Sign Language

September 27, 2016, 04:00 - September 27, 2016, 06:00Community Hub Maerdy

This 8 week course will provide you with an opportunity to learn  basic signs for the letters of the alphabet and use signs for conveying basic personal details and greetings. For learners that

Prepare to Care Course – Level 1

September 27, 2016, 10:00 - September 27, 2016, 12:00Maerdy Community Hub

This 10 week course will give the learner an insight into the range of health and social care services provided for vulnerable individuals across the lifespan and will also look at the types of

Any questions? Please contact us.