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First Days

“First Days we believe all children deserve the same start in life. We give practical support to families who are living in poverty by distributing clothes, toiletries, school uniforms, equipment, furniture, toys and books; as well as helping parents access support with housing, debt and managing their finances.”

Contact organisation directly to find out about opening times for donations and how to refer to the organisation, please visit website.

01189 219 338 (emergency referrals number out of hours 07811 11 564). 


Who to contact

0118 9219338

Where to go

First Days
Broadwater Lane
Whistley Green, Hurst
RG10 0EA

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.