Plans to reopen

It’s been a long time coming, but we hope to run at least one session in September. Things will be very different; we’ll need to be appointment based, we can’t serve refreshments, we can’t get our playmats and toys out… But we can start helping you, the parents and carers of Chesterfield, with your carrying…

Update 10th July

Sessions: None yet planned; at this stage none of our venues intend to reopen before September Current Limited Service: Consultant Appointments; see here for details Pre-arranged socially distanced pickups (existing members only) from S41 0HE Pre-arranged socially distanced drop-offs to S41 0HE, S41 7JT or S80 3AJ Postal loans/ returns (existing members only) Loans via…

Update June 2020

June 2020:  At present we are still running a very limited service Pre-arranged socially distanced pickups from S41 0HE Pre-arranged socially distanced drop-offs to S41 0HE, S41 7JT or S80 3AJ Postal loans/ returns (existing members only) Loans via our specialist community schemes We ‘normally’ run four or five free-to-attend group sessions a month: On…

Library Service Update – COVID-19

In the light of yesterday’s Government advice that all non-essential travel and contact with others should be avoided, we feel the responsible way forward is to suspend Chesterfield Sling Library drop-in sessions and workshops for the time being, effective immediately, for at least the remainder of March and for April.  We will review this position…

COVID-19

The situation is changing daily, and we will update this statement accordingly. While our venues remain open, if the Session Consultant (AJ/Erika/Kate) is happy to run a session it will go ahead. If a session is cancelled we will notify via our FB page and this website. No other volunteers are expected to attend, it’s…

Watch this space

So clumsy Kate has made a proper job of breaking her leg. Apologies for the cancellation of last Friday’s Holme Hall session. I’m now out of hospital but will be off my feet for a couple of months. Meeting with AJ and Erika tonight to work our what we’ll be doing to keep ‘my’ sessions…

Volunteering with Chesterfield Sling Library

Every helper at every CSL session is there as a volunteer. Consultants, peer-supporters (aka Demonstrating volunteers), helpers, none of us are paid for our time. We do it because, hand on heart, we love sharing our experience and knowledge with each and every parent/carer who walks through the door and helping to make their journey…