Stay & Play Family ‘Drop in’ sessions

These popular sessions are by Cherene Roberts (Stay and Play Co-ordinator).

The purpose of the Stay and Play Family ‘Drop in’ sessions:

We provide this service as a place where family and friends have the opportunity to participate in planned activities, to develop friendships and mutual support networks and to provide a safe and supportive environment for your child.  We are also available to provide advice and help in confidence on any issue.

Session times

Monday – 9.00 to 11.00 am and
Thursday – 9.00 to 11.00 am

If you would like to volunteer to help out at any of the sessions, please talk to Cherene.  We would welcome your suggestions as to how we can develop the sessions further.


9.00 am to 10.00 am – Play session (including planned activities)
10.00 am to 10.30 am – Outside (weather permitting)
10.30 am to 10.40am – Drink and fruit
10.40 am to 10.55am – Mat time (songs, rhymes and stories)
11.00 am – Goodbye

Who can join in?

If you have a child under 3.

Can I leave my child?

No, you will be expected to stay with your child.  It is important for the parent/carer to be involved in activities/play with your child and to support/encourage participation in all aspects of the session.

How much does it cost?

There is a small donation of £1.00 per family per session.

Do I need to bring any food?

Coffee/tea is available to parents and is included in the £1.00 donation.  Please could you bring donations of fruit/healthy snack for snack time.

What will my child be doing?

We aim to provide a varied range of activities, including art and messy play.  We will also be involved in active movement, enjoy action songs and sing along during our mat time. From time to time we also have visits from Dragonbird Theatre and outings which are suggested by parents.


For further information, download the Stay and Play brochure 2016.