Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, as a Registered Early Years Setting, the latest Government advice is that we are not currently allowed to run the Stay and Play parent and toddler group sessions.
We hope to re-start them once it is safe to do so and apologise that we cannot provide this valuable community resource at present. Keep checking back though, as guidance does change! (updated 12/11/2020)
"The Play and Stay groups have been my saviour. I've met some life long friends and had so many wonderful times with you all" Stay and Play parent, 2020
"Walking into Toddler group that day, pregnant and very scared, I never thought I would end up with the most amazing friends for life!" Stay and Play Parent, 2020
Penhill Playgroup runs a Stay and Play (parent, carer and toddler group) twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, 12.30pm - 2.30pm, term time only, for a small charge. It provides an opportunity for mums/dads and carers to enjoy meeting others in a friendly and safe environment. Refreshments are provided for both adults and children and Playgroup staff are on hand to ensure the group runs smoothly. However, children are the responsibility of their parents and carers during these sessions.
Activities include playdough, books, small cars and garage, ride on toys, painting, puzzles, and some arts and crafts. These sessions also provide opportunities for the Playgroup to fundraise and regular cake sales and table sales of second hand clothes, books, toys etc. take place and are well supported.
We have found that children who have come to Stay and Play, settle into Playgroup well because they become familiar with the setting, staff and other children.