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Stay & Play groups for families & other carers & their 0-4 year olds

  • Access: Drop-in
  • Location: Rosebery Road NR3 3AB

First Steps is a community group that meets at Calvert Hall behind Rosebery Road Methodist church, Rosebery Road, NR3 3AB. We put on stay and play groups for parents / carers and their 0-4 year olds. We welcome mums, dads, grandparents, childminders, and other carers. We are an inclusive and welcoming group, offering age appropriate play opportunities, messy play and healthy snacks. We finish with a songtime with props, puppets and sometimes bubbles or parachute play. We keep the cost as low as possible so all are groups are either £2 per family (1 adult and up to 3 children, extra adults £1) or FREE (Story Café is free). There are a few parking spaces adjacent to the church (please park at an angle to the church wall), and a few 2 hour spots on Rosebery Road.

We believe that children learn through playing, chatting and exploring their environment and resources. We believe in instilling a sense of awe and wonder in the children. We have a trained Communication Champion in our setting who can advise on speech, language and communication concerns. We promote wellbeing for babies, toddlers and their carers. Our group's run by a former teacher, an outstanding childminder and a retired childminder, all with years of knowledge and experience in early childhood. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our warm and friendly group. We have Safer Certification and have made our Flourish pledge. Please see images attached for details of all our sessions. We look forward to meeting you.

Gentle hour - Mondays term time - small and quiet group
Big stay and play - Tuesdays term time - in the big hall, meet lots of new friends, play and chat
Story cafe - regular Thursdays term time - a story, story activities and a free picture book for each child
Childminder Support Group - monthly Thursdays - advice, updates and training for adults, activities and group story and singing session for children.