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Welcome to Saplings Stay and Play!
Saplings is for parents and carers with children and babies (0-4 years).
We meet every Friday 9.30 to 11.30am during school term time. Saplings is run by a group of volunteers from The Cotteridge Church. We have a small charge of £2.50 per family group to cover the cost of craft materials, drinks and snacks.
We aim to provide fun, friendship and support for each other, as parents and carers along with positive educational play experiences for children, in a safe environment.
A warm welcome is awaiting you and we hope you enjoy the friendly group and have fun.
Here is our session at a glance.
9.30 TO 10.15 Arrival & registration. Free play and craft activity
10.15 TO 10.30 Drinks and snack
10.30 TO 11.15 Free play and craft activity
11.15 TO 11.20 Tidy up time
11.20 TO 11.30 Circle time – story, music and rhyme
What happens at SAPLINGS.
We have a soft area for under 1’s with a baby gym and toys. Free play includes role play, home corner, dressing up, construction toys, dolls, cars, ride on toys, book corner and table top activities such as play dough, jigsaws, colouring, collage and threading.
We always have 2 craft activities such as painting, sticking, printing, icing biscuits or planting.
At 10.15 we have snacks and drinks for both children and parents.
We finish our sessions by all coming together for singing, a story time and thought for the day.
The Cotteridge Church has toilets and nappy changing facilities, which we expect carers to use in the interest of hygiene. Buggies and prams can be left in the corridor just outside the room. We can warm bottles in the kitchen on request and we welcome breast feeding. If you would like to speak to someone about breastfeeding, Clare is an NCT breastfeeding councillor and is happy to chat.
We are in the centre of Cotteridge with good bus links and very close to Kings Norton railway station. When arriving at the church please come through the main entrance and café. You will find us towards the back of the building in the Clent room. Click here for more details.
If you would like to get in touch please email Jane Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org
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