Musical Toddlers is a series of one hour sessions run over a period of six weeks and is designed for children aged 1-3 years.
Playing simple musical games with your toddler can be great fun for both of you and can help encourage musical skills and speech development.
As your child grows so can the complexity of the games you play. Activities are carefully designed to help encourage and develop your toddlers fine motor skills. Each week the group will take part in a different themed activity .
I'm All Ears has been designed in partnership with the Speech and Language Team specifically for children aged between 2-3 years old to help prepare them for nursery school.
The class runs over a period of four weeks with each activity packed session lasting for about an hour.
"Listening" to something and "hearing" something are two very different concepts. This is why teaching children listening skills is so important. Each time we read, tell a story or sing to our children we are encouraging vital social skills.
Interactive Stories is run in conjunction Parklands Library. It's never too early to learn a love of books. All children benefit from spending time listening to adults tell stories.
Being able to read well makes a huge difference on our children's lives and life chances, and the best way to help is to introduce books early.
Play & Stay is held at Speke Baptist Church and is open to children from 0-5 years. We use the six elements of the learning and development principles of EYFS to guide the activities that we deliver.
By spending time with your child, learning and playing together you are making a positive impact on your child's development. We will help you celebrate your child's achievements and record their progress so you will understand exactly how your child benefits from play.
Eat & Play is based on our successful Stay & Play sessions but with activities aimed at children up to 11 years of age, the Eat & Play project was designed specifically for families unable to access the centre during our usual hours and is held in the late afternoon.
In many households meal times can be quite stressful. Eat & Play provides a healthy meal combined with a range of planned activities in a relaxed and comfortable environment that promotes eating and spending quality time together as a family.
Tots Café is run by volunteers in a bid to promote a healthy life style for the youngest members of our community helping them to develop their social skills in a friendly and safe environment.
The Tots Café is open on once a week and costs £1.50 for a two-course meal and drink. There's already a great regular customer base who love to come to the Cafe, but new customers are always welcome so feel free to drop in
Please call at the Centre for the latest activity timetable.
Henry (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young) has been designed to help tackle childhood obesity. It looks at eating and behaviour patterns and introduces fun and interactive ways to promote a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.
Incredible Years was designed by psychologist Carolyn Webster-Stratton for parents/carers and children from 3 to 8 years of age.
It focuses on positive behaviour management that coaches children in sharing, recognising and managing feelings, choosing appropriate behaviours and dealing with anger and conflict.
Our trained staff will help you to build positive relationships with your children in a caring and supportive environment. The course is held one day a week for a period of twelve weeks, each session lasting two and a half hours.
We also run a shorter course designed especially for Dads called DIY (Dads Incredible Years)...
Ready Steady School is an approach we have developed with local schools to support transition into their nurseries. Parents were encouraged to access a School Readiness course also developed by Caroline Webster Stratton.
They then had the opportunity to attend stay and play sessions in school with their children to put their learning into practice.
Jake our pre-school puppet mentor who is also a regular at many of our groups took part and he has now even started some of our local primary schools, St Christopher's and Stockton Wood.