Seedlings Parent and Child Group is for children aged 0 to 3 years accompanied by their parents or carers. The group aims to provide an experience to encourage the healthy development of the very young child, as well as striving to nourish and support parents and carers in their challenging roles.
The session follows the same rhythm as the kindergarten morning, beginning with a period of free play, where the children have access to simple toys made from natural materials, which encourage creativity and the development of the imagination. During this time the adults have the opportunity to take part in a simple seasonal craft activity and to share their experiences of parenting, whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea.
After this we tidy up together, then sit in a circle to sing some seasonal songs and rhymes. Then, after washing hands we sit together around the table to share a wholesome snack of freshly baked bread rolls, rice cakes and chopped fruit, before getting ready to go outside. Outside the children have the opportunity for more free play time before coming together in a circle to say goodbye.
Seedlings parent and child group is ideal for children who’s parents would like them to progress to join the kindergarten at age 2 or 3 years old, but all families are welcome regardless of whether the kindergarten is being considered. Children who have attended the parent and child group usually have no problem with the transition to kindergarten, as the setting, the rhythm and the teachers are already familiar to them.
Friday mornings from10.00am to12.00pm
The session is charged at £8.00 for one adult and one child or £12.00 for one adult and two children. Sibling babies under 1yr are free.
Fees are payable half termly in advance.
To come along to a free taster session contact Katie Baxter here