Little Bees Stay and Play (under 5s)

Stay and Play sessions are for pre-school aged children and are run during term time only. These sessions provide opportunities for both group and individual support, allowing parents and carers to meet each other and network to help reduce feelings of isolation and provide fun and safe sessions for their children.
We prioritise providing stay and play provision for those children with additional and/or complex health needs as well as offering to those children that are typically developing – siblings are more than welcome to attend and join in too!

We have highly trained and knowledgeable staff who can sign-post families to external services and support at all our Stay and Play sessions. All of our groups allow parents/carers to meet, share experiences and feel at ease whilst their children explore and play in our specialist, safe environment with trained staff.

We have a large amount of specialist toys on offer in our sessions – these can be borrowed by our families to try at home.

Our Morning Stay and Play Sessions:

Monday 10-11 Bee Massage
We will guide you through techniques for a daily massage providing soothing ways to meet your baby’s needs through skin-to-skin contact creating a strong bond between you. Regular baby massage has countless benefits; including aiding sleep, easing wind and colic, increasing communication between you and your baby. Premature babies can also benefit from infant massage as the techniques stimulate growth and development. (Massage oil included) £30 per 5 week baby massage course (1 adult, 1 child).

Tuesday 10.30-11.30 Sensory Bees
Sticky, crunchy, sparkly and sometimes messy play is on offer! Stay and play in our fantastic sensory room and play activities! Explore sensory stimulation through specialist equipment as well as displaying ways to create sensory experiences at homes with everyday household items. £24 term per 6 week term.

Wednesday 10.30-11.45 Nurture Group
This supportive group for families with babies discharged from the NICU until they are 6 months old. We provide the opportunity for parents to meet others who have experienced a similar journey, reducing feelings of isolation. Working together with health professionals offering parents and carers a nurturing environment filled with opportunities. £21 per 6 week term or £35 per term for twins.

Thursday 10-11 Active Bees
Play and pursue physical strengths through rocking, rolling, climbing and jumping - our activities help develop balance and coordination! The sessions are exciting and high energy with soft play and climbing equipment available each week. We have a ball pool to create fun and opportunities to throw into targets. We offer priority to children who have suspected or a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD, but we also welcome children who have lots of energy or are active! £18 per 6 week term.

Friday 10-11.15 Special Family Toddler Yoga with Yoga Gems
Specially adapted Yoga therapy for children with additional support needs. It is fun, natural, non-judgemental therapeutic approach. Family Yoga is an excellent relaxing and bonding activity that the whole family can do together!  Move, breathe, stretch, balance, relax together and learn these skills together to take home into your everyday life. (Yoga mats provided) £48 per 6 week term.

For more information about any of our Little Bees services please contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566 or email admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk
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