Hillcrest Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4NL
Care and Support Helps Everyone Succeed
All groups start back Monday 16th April 2018
Letter to parents of school children - 12th September 2017
"We are really excited about the future of our Community Hub. Playgroup has now moved to the old Children’s Centre building and have settled very well. Over the summer we have had a number of changes made to the room where Playgroup used to be and we will refer to this room as 'The Hub'. This will now be used for community groups and is available to hire.
Tracie Clements (Playgroup leader) is coordinating all of the groups that happen in The Hub. Please feel free to come along to the family times or baby time. These are a drop in sessions and are open to everyone. It would be lovely to see our families using this wonderful resource—there are lots of new babies on our playground and you would all be very welcome.
If you have any ideas for other groups which could run in The Hub please feel free to drop in and see Tracie or Mrs Dawson—we are open to suggestions!"
Our Children's Centre provides groups, activities and support for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families.
We welcome all children and families - from our school community, the surrounding area and beyond.
9.30 - 11 am Parent Volunteer Family Time - drop in
10 - 12 noon Allsorts - drop in
1 - 2.30 pm Adoption Toddler group (1st Tuesday of every month) - invite only
9 - 11.30 am Child Minding Network - open to all child minders
1.30 - 3pm Parent Volunteer Family Time - drop in
9 - 11 am Early Start Group (invite/booked place only)
1 - 2.30 pm Parent Volunteer Baby Time/Baby Weigh In - drop in
(Health Visitor present for any questions or concerns from 12.45pm)
2.30 - 3.30pm Baby Massage course starting 10th May for 5 weeks (***see below)
PLEASE NOTE ALL OUR GROUPS RUN IN TERM-TIME ONLY
Ran by the parents themselves, this friendly group is suitable from birth - pre-school. It's a relaxed group (late comers welcome!) and sessions cost £2.50 for up to 2 children with 50p for each additional child. This includes a healthy snack and drink.
Every week there is a planned activity for adults and children to join in with as well as a varied range of free play, art/craft and outside activities as well as books to share. Aprons and coveralls are available but please do ensure your child is dressed for messy play!
Baby Time/Weigh In
Time to chat to other parents and carers in a safe space where you baby can play as well as an opportunity to get your baby weighed and seek advice from a Health Visitor about any questions or concerns you may have.
A parent and child group for families who have children with disabilities or additional needs. It does not need to be the child with a disability/additional need that attends.
Join Clarissa, Allsort's Parent Carer Co-ordinator, with your pre-school children for play, friendly chat, shared support and information. You don't need to book a place, just turn up!
For more information please contact Clarissa on 07794 009663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more online: www.allsortsglos.org.uk
Early Start Group
A support group for children with additional needs. Please see Tracie if you'd like more information about who is eligible.
Baby Massage - booked places only - please contact Tracie
5 week baby massage course here at Cashes Green with Kath from tender-touch! Course cost £20.
Massaging your baby provides a wonderful opportunity for expressing your love, whilst meeting the high need for touch and affection that is so essential for the healthy development of all babies.
It is also great for relieving wind, colic and constipation!
The classes are suitable for babies from around 6 weeks to crawling.
Come and join us straight after baby clinic for some peaceful quality time to bond with your baby.
For more information see www.tender-touch.net
For more information about any of the groups please speak to Tracie Clements (Community Hub Co-ordinator) on 07949 868523 or phone/pop in to the school office.