Giggles and Wiggles nursery in Stone has a parent-and-child group that meets every Friday morning.
The group is for parents (and grandparents/carers) of little ones up to the age of two. It costs £2 per family, with refreshments and lots of fun activities included – messy play, baking sessions, outdoor Forest School activities, the nursery’s sensory room and more. Obviously, nappy changing, bottle and food warming facilities are available too.
Gerry Davies from Stone takes her grandchildren, two-year-old Oscar and six-month-old Henry, every week. She said: “The children – and the grown-ups – really enjoy it. It’s lovely to have somewhere to go where the children can have lots of fun and the adults can socialise too. There are lots of toys and games, and the staff do different activities each week. We were making leaf pictures recently, and we’ve made biscuits and cakes, although the children aren’t forced to do the activities, which is good. It’s a really lovely, welcoming group.”
Melissa from Stafford is a nanny and takes her two charges – two-and-a-half and 15 months’ old – every week. She said: “The staff are really friendly and helpful and make each child feel special. It’s a small group but all of the children who attend get along beautifully, as do the parents/ carers. It is a chance for us ‘grown ups’ to have a chat while we can keep an eye on our children who quite happily wander off to play. As a professional child carer, I have much experience of groups like this, and I have to say this one is probably my favourite. If any parents or carers are contemplating the Friday morning group, I can only say to you – do come along. Your child will love it, YOU will love it, and you will be made to feel welcome instantly.”
The group meets from 9.30am to 11am every Friday morning, with a ‘Rhythm Time’ session on the last Friday of every month (£4).
Call 01785 813528 for more information or to book a place.