Teddy Bears Picnic

May 30, 2019

Its the annual Teddy Bears Picnic in Congleton Park on June 11th between 12:30-2:30pm. The event is supported by Congleton Town Council who have given a grant of £500 towards the event. There will be craft table, face painting, Tiddly Boppers, story time with Congleton Library, PCSO finger printing and Peppa Pig will be making a guest … Continued


Easter Egg Donations

March 19, 2019

We are hoping for 40 Easter eggs to be donated so we can pass them on to some of our wonderful children who attend our additional need sessions. If you are an Easter bunny who can help please get in touch. We would ideally like donations by Friday 29th March so we can give them … Continued


OPEN PLAY PRICE INCREASE

December 29, 2018

As of 1st January 2019 the admission price to Ruby’s Fund for open play will be £2 for the first child, £1 for siblings. This is the first increase since we opened in September 2014. We have a huge challenge ahead of us to raise £250,000 to buy our building. We hope you understand and … Continued


‘Spooktacular’ Ruby’s Centre is nineteenth venue to connect communities

October 30, 2018

The latest Connected Communities centre opening had a Halloween theme and was attended by about 100 people who enjoyed a range of spooky games and fun-filled activities. Ruby’s Fund, in Congleton, was packed with children and families at the end of October – all of whom came to join in the celebrations to recognise the … Continued


Ruby’s Sensory Afternoons every Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm

October 17, 2018

We are delighted to invite you to Ruby’s sensory afternoon sessions. The theme of the week is based around a story or special event such as Halloween. The sessions involve a story, music and songs, tuff trays full of sensory play objects to explore and the interactive OMI VISTA floor projector. The session includes sensory … Continued


Introducing our Short Breaks Practitioner

September 29, 2018

Ruby’s Fund are proud to introduce our new Short Breaks Practitioner, Mairead Yates. Mairead brings with her a wealth of SEN knowledge, skills and experience which we look forward to her using at Ruby’s Fund. Mairead says: “As Ruby’s Fund’s Short Break Practitioner I endeavour to build strong working relationships and help to bridge the … Continued


SEN Family Saturday Social 29th Sept 1:30-3:30pm

September 26, 2018

On Saturday 29th September it’s our Saturday Family Social for children with additional needs and disabilities (activity age guide 0-11 years), and their families and carers. There will be an opportunity to chat to other families whilst having coffee and cake and time for a play too! The theme of the month is Princesses & … Continued


Friday Sing & Socials

September 14, 2018

My Babytime & Ruby’s Fund run weekly Sing & Social sessions on a Friday morning. Pre-booking is advised but if there are spaces available then you can just drop into either session.   Our sessions times are as follows and each class lasts 90 minutes: 9.20am is aimed at families with children of all ages. … Continued


Short Breaks Practitioner Vacancy

August 11, 2018

Ruby’s Fund looking to recruit a Short Breaks Practitioner with a minimum of NVQ level 3 Children & Young People or Childcare to support the work of the existing team. The role of Short Breaks Support Practitioner calls for a person who can positively engage with children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. … Continued


Local charity awarded grant to purchase new sensory equipment

August 2, 2018

Ruby’s Fund has been presented with a grant of £2,500 from MAXIMUS Foundation UK to contribute towards new sensory equipment to stimulate and entertain children and young people with disabilities. Alison Parr, Director at Ruby’s Fund, received the donation from Kristina Moore, Trustee for MAXIMUS Foundation UK, and Christopher Bobs from MAXIMUS who nominated the … Continued