The Place is registered with the Charity Commission, registration number 1175671
Our trustees are Lord Faringdon; the Mayor of Faringdon; Joanna Cave and Lee Reddyhof
Our registration sets out the following aims and objectives:
“The Place Children and Family Project offers lifeline groups for children and their families to improve outcomes and life chances. It runs drop in groups and sessions and responds to needs in the community. It gives parents a relaxed place to meet.
The objects shall be to further such charitable purposes for the benefit of families with young children resident in Faringdon, in particular but not exclusively by advancing the education of such families in relation to childcare, parenting, health, the environment, ICT and life skills by such means as the trustees may consider appropriate.”
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
We have always felt so welcomed and looked after by everyone at The Place. Staff are always on hand whenever you are in need of advice or if it's just a chat you are after. I have made some lovely friends through the groups
The team at the place have been fantastic during the lockdown 2020. They provided support and friendly advice for our needs, while everything else was shut down. Thank you Carole and Lucy for keeping us busy during these difficult times.
Finding The Place was a game changer for me, after having my second child I didn’t know which classes to go to or how to make new friends that were not more relevant to first time mums only. Carole and Lucy at The Place made me feel so welcome and supported. They asked about both my children, remembered all our names and I’ve always felt that they were the most professional group I’ve ever gone to. I cannot thank or recommend them enough
I have been attending The Place playgroup with my toddler for the last year. The support that Carole and Lucy have provided has been exceptional and an important part of my recovery from post-natal depression. The groups are friendly, well run and Carole and Lucy always make time to speak to everyone and ensure that anyone who needs some extra support is identified.
As a mother struggling with PND isolation is a very real problem, having access to the sort of services the place provides is essential to help prevent it and aid recovery. My son has also benefited from having the chance to interact with older children on a regular basis. Our Thursday morning group is now a big part of our weekly routine. I would happily recommend their services to any parent in the area and cannot thank Carole and Lucy enough for everything they do.