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Happy New Year Everyone - Here's a way to celebrate and help Valleys Kids support our communities.

A new social media platform, @GoPoolit has just launched! Valleys Kids is one of the first charities to be on it, and we want you to join us.

Imagine if every ‘Like’ you’ve ever received on your social networks was a 10p donation to Valleys Kids.

It’s simple: sign up to GoPoolit and post what you normally would on your usual social networks. Then, just click share!

On each post, you can nominate Valleys Kids – which means your friends, family and followers have the opportunity to donate between 1-10p to us if they like what you’ve posted!

By signing up to GoPoolit today and nominating us to your posts – you’ll be joining thousands who believe that our social media posts can be a force for good in the world.

Please Sign up today at http://www.gopoolit.com and download the GoPoolit app – which is available on iOS and Android devices.

Looking forward to seeing you on GoPoolit🤩
My grandchildren coloured these lovely pictures in x
Come along to the Festy Porth event on the weekend of 19th - 21st October 2018. There's dance, art, drama, music, shopping, workshops, food, drink, poetry. Come along and support local businesses!

Sparc and Wales Millennium Centre are hosting an event on the Sunday In the Factory 3pm - 10pm. 'Life Hack' a fun creative networking day for 14 - 25 year olds. Please get in touch for more information.

Please see link below to book your tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/avantcymru
Rhondda Runners and Valley Kids ❤️
The Children’s Future Food Inquiry was initiated to hear directly from children and those who live and work with them. The Inquiry aims to understand how many children in the UK are struggling to access enough food & nutritious diets; why food insecurity is such a big problem and how it’s affecting children and young people in Britain. If you’ve experienced or witnessed children’s food insecurity, help make a difference and share your story with the Inquiry portal: https://bit.ly/2zBbpkN. Written accounts, photos and short films all welcome. #CFFInquiry More info about the Inquiry here: https://bit.ly/2JC0ZkM
Valleys Kids are simply the best .. i am a artist based at the pop factory porth they help and support me on my artistic journey in so many ways to many to mention .. and i am ever so lucky to have their support ..and carnt thank them enough .. this is a video of my work which has taken me a couple of years so far .. i still have a way to go ..yet... please feel free to share this video if you want x
A Brand new session starting next week at ILAN Centre Rhydyfelin. If you enjoy dancing and want to learn some new skills and a new style of dance then come along and join in with tutor Carly Davies!
Hi - thought this may be of interest The Lleisiau Bach Little Voices team at the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People are recruiting groups/ organisations for 2017 – 18 in their new Big Lottery-funded project - Little Voices Being Heard. It is open to groups/organisations who are working with children and young people (-18) with additional barriers to participation:
(children living with disability, excluded from ’mainstream’ or at risk of poor mental health and well-being)
Click here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/sioct to find out how your group or organisation can benefit
Deadline for applications: 1st October 2017

www.lleisiaubach.org @lleisiaubach
We had a great last day at Treorchy Primary on Friday! It was our celebration session! Thank you to everyone who has attended the group! The children enjoyed making fruit kebabs and the adults loved the healthy pitta pizzas and pasty alternatives! It's been a great summer! Good luck for the back to school madness this week!
Another great session for Make, Move and Munch at Treorchy Primary today. We discussed how play has changed over the years and made healthy mince and turkey burgers. Some of the feedback included, "This is better than McDonalds!"
Make, Move and Munch - Valleys Kids

Valleys Kids is a charity based in South Wales with a 40+-year track record of working with disadvantaged children and families. Our work is about changing lives for the better.

These Valleys now rank in some of the most deprived areas of Europe. Valleys Kids works alongside local people to improve the lives of children and families in these communities, helping people to help themselves.

Operating as usual

11/07/2021

Research project to inform postnatal service- get involved.

****⭐️Merthyr Tydfil Area⭐️***
Mae taleb o £10 ar gael i rienu neu gwarchodwyr plant o dan 2 oed, yn ardal Merthyr Tudful, sydd yn cymryd rhan mewn trafodaeth grwp. Bydd y drafodaeth yn digwydd am 12.30yp ar ddydd Mawrth y 13fed o Orffenaf trwy Zoom. Cysylltwch a [email protected] am fanylion.

We are looking for parents and, or carers of under 2s, in the Merthyr Tydfil area. To take part in a Focus Group on Tuesday 13th July at 12.30pm. The focus group will inform the development of services available to you in your area. Anyone who takes part will get a £10 gift voucher for their time! please DM this page, or email [email protected] for more details

[07/06/21]   ⭐️Valleys kids venue Penygraig, Soar centre (Bike Club) 🚲 are running Stay & Play Session on Fridays! ⭐️
These are for pre-school children to come along with a parent or carer for lots of fun. 🤗🧸⭐️🍼🪀🪆🧱🧴😷🍼👧🤗🧸⚽️🪁🧷🍼👶🏼Please message Penygraig Valleys Kids to book a place.

06/07/2021

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Please share in Bridgend area. We are looking for parents and, or carers of under 2s, to take part in a Focus Group that will inform the development of services available to you in your area. Anyone who takes part will get a £10 gift voucher for their time! please DM this page, or email [email protected] for more details.

05/07/2021

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Please share in Bridgend area. We are looking for parents and, or carers of under 2s, to take part in a Focus Group that will inform the development of services available to you in your area. Anyone who takes part will get a £10 gift voucher for their time! please DM this page, or email [email protected] for more details.

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Please share in Bridgend area. We are looking for parents and, or carers of under 2s, to take part in a Focus Group that will inform the development of services available to you in your area. Anyone who takes part will get a £10 gift voucher for their time! please DM this page, or email [email protected] for more details.

Photos from Penygraig Valleys Kids's post 02/07/2021

🍎MORE FREE FOOD🍎 Penygraig Valleys Kids Bike club

02/07/2021

A £10 gift voucher if you take part!
Valleys Kids are carrying out some research to help inform the development of an attachment support service within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The research involves taking part in either an interview, a focus group or filling out a survey. If you are a parent or carer of a child under two years of age, living in Bridgend, Merthyr or RCT and you'd like to get involved please [email protected]. There is £10 voucher for anyone who takes part as a thank you for your time.

02/07/2021

Research project looking for parents and or carers of under 2s to take part in a focus group. Bridgend and Merthyr area.

A £10 gift voucher if you take part!
Valleys Kids are carrying out some research to help inform the development of an attachment support service within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The research involves taking part in either an interview, a focus group or filling out a survey. If you are a parent or carer of a child under two years of age, living in Bridgend, Merthyr or RCT and you'd like to get involved please [email protected]. There is £10 voucher for anyone who takes part as a thank you for your time.

21/06/2021

Anne Culverhouse Evans, Valleys Kids’ Artist in Residence, is spearheading The Front Room a Pop-up Art Installation that has been selected by the Genesis Foundation receive support from The Genesis Kickstart Fund, a new initiative to mark the 20th anniversary of the Foundation.
The Front Room Project will be a creative community catalyst for recalling forgotten memories, sharing stories and making connections. It will offer 3 freelance artists a chance to collaborate with Anne. Click here for more information: https://valleyskids.org/art/

This is a Genesis Kickstart Fund project, supported by the Genesis Foundation.

Anne Culverhouse Evans, Valleys Kids’ Artist in Residence, is spearheading The Front Room a Pop-up Art Installation that has been selected by the Genesis Foundation receive support from The Genesis Kickstart Fund, a new initiative to mark the 20th anniversary of the Foundation.
The Front Room Project will be a creative community catalyst for recalling forgotten memories, sharing stories and making connections. It will offer 3 freelance artists a chance to collaborate with Anne. Click here for more information: https://valleyskids.org/art/

This is a Genesis Kickstart Fund project, supported by the Genesis Foundation.

31/05/2021

Valleys Kids are carrying out some research to help inform the development of an attachment support service within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The research involves taking part in either an interview, a focus group or filling out a survey. If you are a parent or carer of a child under two years of age, living in Bridgend or Merthyr and you'd like to get involved please email- [email protected]. There is £10 voucher for anyone who takes part as a thank you for your time.

Valleys Kids are carrying out some research to help inform the development of an attachment support service within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The research involves taking part in either an interview, a focus group or filling out a survey. If you are a parent or carer of a child under two years of age, living in Bridgend or Merthyr and you'd like to get involved please email- [email protected]. There is £10 voucher for anyone who takes part as a thank you for your time.

20/05/2021

Please help shape a new postnatal service -spread the word by sharing our post.

GET a £10 gift Voucher!
Valleys Kids are carrying out some research to help inform the development of an attachment support service within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The research involves taking part in either an interview, a focus group or filling out a survey. If you are a parent or carer of a child under two years of age, living in Bridgend, Merthyr or RCT and you'd like to get involved please [email protected]. There is £10 voucher for anyone who takes part as a thank you for your time.

10/05/2021

GET a £10 gift Voucher!
Valleys Kids are carrying out some research to help inform the development of an attachment support service within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The research involves taking part in either an interview, a focus group or filling out a survey. If you are a parent or carer of a child under two years of age, living in Bridgend, Merthyr or RCT and you'd like to get involved please [email protected]. There is £10 voucher for anyone who takes part as a thank you for your time.

GET a £10 gift Voucher!
Valleys Kids are carrying out some research to help inform the development of an attachment support service within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The research involves taking part in either an interview, a focus group or filling out a survey. If you are a parent or carer of a child under two years of age, living in Bridgend, Merthyr or RCT and you'd like to get involved please [email protected]. There is £10 voucher for anyone who takes part as a thank you for your time.

07/05/2021

Valleys Kids is carrying out some research to help inform a new postnatal service within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The research involves taking part in either an interview, a focus group or filling out a survey. If you are a parent or carer of a child under two years of age, living in Bridgend, Merthyr or RCT and you'd like to get involved please email- [email protected]. There is £10 voucher for anyone who takes part as a thank you for your time.

Valleys Kids is carrying out some research to help inform a new postnatal service within Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The research involves taking part in either an interview, a focus group or filling out a survey. If you are a parent or carer of a child under two years of age, living in Bridgend, Merthyr or RCT and you'd like to get involved please email- [email protected]. There is £10 voucher for anyone who takes part as a thank you for your time.

06/05/2021

Research project looking for parents of under 2s, to take part Bridgend and Merthyr area.

[05/03/21]   Check out our ‘meet & greet’ online parent and baby group.

01/04/2021

Did you know we have a basement full of creativity here at The Factory?
Utilising the space, the basement artists have become a great community working in a variety of mediums including ceramic, slip casting, oils, pastels, acrylics, found objects and more…….
We will be featuring an artist every month. Click here to find out more about Dawn Hoban. https://factoryporth.uk/basement-art-artist-dawn-hoban/

Valleys Kids Consultation Survey How did the Covid-19 epidemic affect you? 02/02/2021

Valleys Kids Consultation Survey How did the Covid-19 epidemic affect you?

Please take the time to fill out this short survey about the support you have received, and what is needed during the pandemic.

Valleys Kids Consultation Survey How did the Covid-19 epidemic affect you? We value your opinions and ideas so please help us by completing this form in relation to your experiences before and during the Covid-19 epidemic.

Photos from The Lion Hotel's post 24/12/2020

Photos from The Lion Hotel's post

valleyskids.org 23/12/2020

valleyskids.org

The windows for play making in the Valleys have been tiny this year. But our amazing staff and volunteers have made the most of all of them giving kids a chance to just be kids with their friends. https://valleyskids.org/the-magic-of-play-2/ They made a video celebrating the joy of play...let's hope there a lot more of it in 2021

valleyskids.org We rely on the support of Government, Local Authority, European, Arts Council of Wales grants and major Trusts to sustain our level of provision. Read more…

18/12/2020

We’ve been working hard over the last week to organise and prepare your gift donations for delivery to families all over RCT and we’re delighted to tell you that every single one has left The Gift Appeal HQ and reached its destination!

Among many others, your donations have helped support Almost 300 children and thier families within RCT. With gift donation referrals coming from our own Community Hubs, local Primary Schools, Challenging Behaviours Support Group (CBS), Health and Wellbeing Services and many more.

We’d like to say a big thank you to every one who donated. Without your generosity it simply would not be possible.

Merry Christmas everyone see you in the new year!

We’ve been working hard over the last week to organise and prepare your gift donations for delivery to families all over RCT and we’re delighted to tell you that every single one has left The Gift Appeal HQ and reached its destination!

Among many others, your donations have helped support Almost 300 children and thier families within RCT. With gift donation referrals coming from our own Community Hubs, local Primary Schools, Challenging Behaviours Support Group (CBS), Health and Wellbeing Services and many more.

We’d like to say a big thank you to every one who donated. Without your generosity it simply would not be possible.

Merry Christmas everyone see you in the new year!

Photos from Valleys Kids's post 16/12/2020

Lots of progress from Santa’s little helpers - days & days of sorting! Finally the last of the gifts are on their way to the families in time for Christmas. A massive thank you and well done to everyone who has given. Merry Christmas 🎄🎅🏻🎁

15/12/2020

Thank you so much for donations!

💖 Caring for the Community 💖

This year has been difficult for so many people, losing loved ones, losing jobs and livelihoods and being unable to see friends and family.

We wanted to do a small part at The Original Factory Shop Porth to spread a bit of Christmas cheer.

Pictured below is Nicola our Store Manager handing over our donation to Vicki from valleys kids.

Hopefully this will make your festive season a little brighter, and we wish a Merry Christmas and Nadolig Llawen to all Valleys Kids .🎄

Keep up the wonderful work ❤️

15/12/2020

Guess what the family team and other valleys kids staff members have been busy doing for the past week? Sorting out and delivering the gifts for families, 💕🎄🎁Christmas is in th air - Santa’s 🎅🏻little helpers are in full swing.

Photos from Penygraig Valleys Kids's post 15/12/2020

What amazing things the staff have been doing today- well done all at Penygraig! We hope the community enjoyed 🌈🍰🥪🧺🌈

15/12/2020

A new social media platform, @GoPoolit has just launched! Valleys Kids is one of the first charities to be on it, and we want you to join us.

Imagine if every ‘Like’ you’ve ever received on your social networks was a 10p donation to Valleys Kids.

It’s simple: sign up to GoPoolit and post what you normally would on your usual social networks. Then, just click share!

On each post, you can nominate Valleys Kids – which means your friends, family and followers have the opportunity to donate between 1-10p to us if they like what you’ve posted!

By signing up to GoPoolit today and nominating us to your posts – you’ll be joining thousands who believe that our social media posts can be a force for good in the world.

Please Sign up today at http://www.gopoolit.com and download the GoPoolit app – which is available on iOS and Android devices.

Looking forward to seeing you on GoPoolit🤩

A new social media platform, @GoPoolit has just launched! Valleys Kids is one of the first charities to be on it, and we want you to join us.

Imagine if every ‘Like’ you’ve ever received on your social networks was a 10p donation to Valleys Kids.

It’s simple: sign up to GoPoolit and post what you normally would on your usual social networks. Then, just click share!

On each post, you can nominate Valleys Kids – which means your friends, family and followers have the opportunity to donate between 1-10p to us if they like what you’ve posted!

By signing up to GoPoolit today and nominating us to your posts – you’ll be joining thousands who believe that our social media posts can be a force for good in the world.

Please Sign up today at http://www.gopoolit.com and download the GoPoolit app – which is available on iOS and Android devices.

Looking forward to seeing you on GoPoolit🤩

Meet the Puddle Jump Team 1 21/11/2020

Meet the Puddle Jump Team 1

The Sparc team have been catching up with the wonderful Ndidi John from their Puddle Jump team. Have a watch to find out how she's been involved in our therapeutic storytelling project and how you can find out more too by registering for our webinar: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/127023106531 https://youtu.be/GvImwWxOaTk #PuddleJump #storiesforwellbeing #storytelling #mentalhealth

Meet the Puddle Jump Team 1 Here is a chance to meet Ndidi John from the Puddle Jump Team and find out more about our Free Webinar: Puddle Jump, Therapeutic Storytelling with Families. ...

19/11/2020

If you’re an earlybird then listen out for The Play Yard Manager who will be live on BBC Radio Wales Breakfast Show tomorrow morning to talk about the Christmas Gift Appeal at 6:20am. If happen to oversleep 😴 then you can listen back on BBC Sounds App at anytime search for BBC Radio Wales Breakfast Show. 📻

To give a gift to a family within RCT this Christmas. Email [email protected] for more information 💕

If you’re an earlybird then listen out for The Play Yard Manager who will be live on BBC Radio Wales Breakfast Show tomorrow morning to talk about the Christmas Gift Appeal at 6:20am. If happen to oversleep 😴 then you can listen back on BBC Sounds App at anytime search for BBC Radio Wales Breakfast Show. 📻

To give a gift to a family within RCT this Christmas. Email [email protected] for more information 💕

First Three Drops, by Taking Flight Theatre Company 15/11/2020

First Three Drops, by Taking Flight Theatre Company

Free virtual show Thursday 19th 5pm-6pm book now!

First Three Drops, by Taking Flight Theatre Company 'First Three Drops', by Taking Flight Theatre Company. Recommended for little ones aged 2 – 9 and their grown-ups.

Photos from Taking Flight Theatre Company's post 15/11/2020

It’s almost here get booking folks, we can’t wait till Thursday!

Photos from The Play Yard's post 14/11/2020

The amazing new facility, get booking adventure awaits!

11/11/2020

Gift 🎁 Drop off places, times and days. Also a link to online gift 🎁wish list to donate that way.

If you'd like to get involved, get in touch,
📞 01443420870
📨[email protected] or send a private message.

You can shop straight from our online 💻 'gift wish list' https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/39K1R5J8A0KT7?ref_=wl_share
Or drop a gift off at one of our centres on the following days and times.

The Play Yard, Treorchy CF42 6DL 01443 303300
Everyday 10am-5.30pm

Soar Centre, Penygraig CF401JZ 01443 420870 Monday -Fridays 9.30am -3pm

The old Library, Penygraig CF401LA
Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1pm

The Factory, Porth CF39 9PP 01443 687080 Tuesday & Friday 10am-2pm (please telephone for other availability )

Rhydyfelin Community Centre, Rhydyfelin Cf37 5RW 01443 808850 Monday- Thursday 11am-2pm

09/11/2020

Thanks for all your support lots of allocations given out over the weekend. Please share the post to get even more.

🎅🏻 Valleys kids Christmas gift Appeal 🎅🏻
🎁🎁🎁🎁
Once again we are asking for donations to our Christmas Gift Appeal. Contributions to the appeal are made in the form of gift bags and are distributed to families and children including those that are vulnerable, to make sure that no one misses out at Christmas! Donations that are distributed to families throughout RCT who might otherwise wake up on Christmas morning without that feeling of joy so many of us are lucky enough to experience.
1. Supporting the Valleys Kids Gift Appeal is simple - all you have to do is give us a call on 01443 420870 or send an email [email protected]. In return, you’ll be given the gender and age of a child to make your gift bag for and a drop off point at one of our centres.
2. Without wrapping your gift(s), you next need to pop your presents into a gift bag and bring it along to one of our centres.
3. From here, we’ll deliver your gifts so that all of the families and children receive their presents just in time for Christmas!

Videos (show all)

Youth Day at Little Bryn Gwyn
What is Valleys Kids?
Stranger in Paradise trailer
We are still here!
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1 Cross Street
Tonypandy
CF40 1LD

General information

Valleys Kids strives to understand the needs of those we work with, and to respond imaginatively to them, to promote the healthy development of children, the social inclusion of young people and the empowerment of disadvantaged communities. Our Vision is a celebration of the achievement of individuals, who through trying different activities and having different experiences, broaden their horizons and achieve their potential. This is done through working across all ages from babies to 100+ offering crucial opportunities for disadvantage children, young people and adults, including Play Work, Youth Work, Residential Experiences, Computer Training, ArtWorks, Outreach Community Support, Family Support, Timebanking and Advocacy.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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