The Fern Partnership

Working with Ferndale Community School

Don’t forget your Christmas Jumpers tomorrow for Save the Children charity. 🎄🎅🎄 ...

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4 days ago

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Little Ferns Day Nursery Clydach

This past week we have been focusing on our parent questionnaires and working on areas that have been highlighted for improvement. We now have our parent/carer information board updated and our borrow a book library for all children at nursery to use. If anyone has any books that they no longer use we would be very grateful and put them to good use within the setting.
This Thursday some of our children will be taking part in a small carol service in the local chapel. The local chapel users have been very helpful and will be opening the chapel from 2pm-4pm for parents/carers, families and local residents to see our children’s Christmas creations.
We will be selling reindeer food in the nursery to raise funds for equipment to improve the eating and toothbrushing area.
We will also be taking part in Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December.
Any donations would be appreciated. Thank you to everyone for your support and generosity. 😊
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Mental Health Information and support

The Samaritans 116 123 (this number is FREE to call)

Organisations based in RCT:

Community Mental Health Team Adult Care and Treatment (under 65s)
Rhondda: 01443 424350
Crisis Team: Taf and Rhondda: 01443 446388

New Horizons newhorizons-mentalhealth.co.uk/
Support for mental health and emotional wellbeing

www.hafal.org
Hafal is a mental health organisation who support individuals with mental health and their carers

For further information on agencies that offer support please visit www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support
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We have a festive relaxation hour at Maerdy Hub today 10-11am. An opportunity to relax, unwind and recharge.

There is no cost for this session, everyone welcome
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5 days ago

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50+ Coffee and Activity group at the Community Hub Maerdy making Christmas crafts last week The Fern Partnership ...

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5 days ago

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Little Ferns Glenboi.
RCT Santa Appeal. A big thank you to our wonderful families and staff who contributed gifts to the Appeal. We were overwhelmed with how many gifts we received. We promoted community involvement, empathy, care and concern for others who may not be as fortunate as ourselves.
It's been a wet and windy week. But we still promote outside play. It's really important to us that children get opportunities for fresh air and exercise.
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1 week ago

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Following on from the Community Matters event held at North Road Infants School on 25th October we would like to invite community members to a workshop event on Tuesday 11th December 5-6pm at the Arts Factory Ferndale to finalise how we could utilise the £10,000 funding available from Natural Resources Wales.

At the Community Matters event, the workshop enabled us to identify 4 areas for development:

Community Gardening
Litter Picking
Walks
Benches

On the 11th we would like to decide on community areas in Ferndale and surrounding areas that could be used for this project and how best to utilise the fund through one central project that involves the whole community. We will also be registering interest from community members who would like to be involved.

Please come along and share your ideas. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
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1 week ago

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**RCT Santa Appeal**
Our amazing Community Team (Louise & Rhiannon) really do go above and beyond their day job 🙂
Yesterday they surprised Little Ferns Maerdy by presenting themselves as Santa's elves. They read a lovely story to the children before transporting 27 gifts to Ferndale Library in support of RCT Santa Appeal 2018. We would like to say thank you to all our staff and community members who participated. Your support will truly make a difference to the lives of young children this Christmas
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Update *River Paths/Dwr Cymru*

Following the community meeting with Dwr Cymru on 22nd November and the concerns raised by the community such as blocked access points to the paths and dangerous steel poles and wires left on the path, Dwr cymru have now updated us that the path at the rear of Taff street has been cleared and reopened.

Those who attended the meeting on 22nd were unhappy with the quality of work on the path. We were told that RCTCBC were happy with the work and had signed it off. The paths are clearly not fit for purpose and still pose a risk of injury. Dwr Cymru are meeting with RCTCBC to feed these concerns back on 6th December and will respond on 7th December. In the meantime Chris Bryant has met with our community team to review the paths and followed this up with a meeting with Andrew Morgan Leader of RCTCBC and we are awaiting an update following the meeting.

If anyone still has issues relating to the path and would like to contact Dwr Cymru directly you can do so by calling 0800 052 0130 and ask for Sophie Pulman or Sheena Howells
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2 weeks ago

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Little Ferns Day Nursery
❄️This week we have been enhancing our artic area with books, ice and artic animals. The children enjoy “chilling” out in the igloo to share a book. ❄️
🎵the cold never bothered them anyway🎶

The children have enjoyed making a paper mache snowman out of recycled materials and they followed instructions on how to make their own healthy cheesecake.
We listened to our very own little ferns rock band who played their favourite songs using a musical instrument of their choice.
We done mark making in custard, making patterns and shapes, the babies loved getting messy and having a taste...yummy..!

Today we had a fantastic trip to fuZe to have breakfast with Santa. The children were very sensible walking all the way from nursery. We stopped, looked and listened.
We would like to thank all staff at fuZe for a lovely morning, the grotto was fantastic..!
Also a huge Thankyou to Santa for your kind words and the children’s Christmas presents.
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2 weeks ago

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Drink Wise Age Well December programme of events for people aged 50+ in the Rhondda, Cynon and Taff valley. We work closely with Drink Wise Age Well and they are a fantastic organisation offering some great events in your local area.Check out our December activity timetable - For more information on activities call 0800 161 5780 #Cwmtaf ...

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There is a festive coffee afternoon at the Hub today 1-3pm raising money for Polio Awareness. Please call in and support. Thank you ...

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2 weeks ago

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Little Ferns Glenboi. It was cold last week brrrrrr....
We had a story about a Snowman and went on to make snowflake pictures with foil. Some of us cut bits of foil with a scissors, some of us ripped pieces of foil up and some of us chose precut pieces of foil to form our snowflakes. We used glue and glitter to put our pictures together.
At Little Ferns Glenboi our aim is to give the children opportunities to make crafts from scratch without templates. This process is more important to us than the final result. Every craft made here is different, individual to each child and is precious ♡
Following the snowflakes we played with foam. We moulded snowmen, made marks in the foam. We put foam into our hands and clapped our hands fast. It looked like it was snowing as the foam fell in small bits from our hands. We had a fun week at Flying Start
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2 weeks ago

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wow!!! A very busy week indeed at Little Ferns Cwmparc.
Children have helped staff to wrap Christmas presents by independently cutting their own paper. We have created a building site tuff tray where both boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed and used initiative to build big towers using special tools. We gained colour recognition by using potatoes to make pretty patters and got very wet when washing our baby clothes......and lots lots more!!!
Our children who are starting school in January have enjoyed our transition time into nursery this week also and had fun making lots of new friends and getting to know their new teachers.
We are in the process of developing our loft area into a Santa's grotto if you have any unwanted Christmas trimmings could we kindly ask that you donate them to us to make our loft exciting for your children.
Can we also remind parents that our Christmas trip will be Tuesday next week. We can’t wait to see Santa 🎅
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🎄🎁🎅🤶Looking for somewhere to go on Saturday 1st December?
Then why not travel to Age Connects Cynon Linc (former St. Mairs Day Cnetre Aberdare) and join their Christmas Fayre to help you get in that festive spirit 🎅🤶🎄🎁
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Thank you to everybody who supported the craft and table top sale at Maerdy Hub yesterday we made £129 to support the Hub and Little Ferns Maerdy with a further £46 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Raffle tickets will continue to be on sale at the Hub until Friday 7th December and prizes will be drawn on 11th December, please call in to the Hub if you would like to purchase a ticket.
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2 weeks ago

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**Stay safe this winter**
Check out the NHS Wales website for more information 🙂

www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/96845
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3 weeks ago

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*Little Ferns Day Nursery Clydach*

We’ve had some wonderful crafts made by our little artists over the past few days. 🎨
We celebrated thanksgiving and made handprint turkeys and learning the colours of the feathers.
We have been looking at various animal foot prints, the children enjoyed dipping the animals feet in the paint and dabbing them on the paper to compare size. We dressed up in pyjamas for children in need and we made Pudsey bear hats for children to take home. Our children made an icy igloo from recycled materials and we have also made a start on our Christmas cards. 🎄We have decorated our tree today, the children were proud to add their own handmade decorations and then sat back to make a cup of tea, feed the babies and take care of the ones who are a little under the weather. 😊
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Little Ferns Cwmparc would like to take advantage of these wet days and allow the children to explore the outdoors. This will enhance their learning opportunities. We would be grateful of any unwanted wellies to keep at the setting. If anyone has any they no longer use please can you drop them off at any setting which is convenient and we will be happy to collect. Thanks all Rhianon ...

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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’.

Any questions? Please contact us.