We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year. This time last year we were running Virtual Playgroups due to another lockdown. 2022 is already looking up!
As always at The Parent and Child Society, we are always thinking of new ideas, new groups and new ways to ensure that we give the best service. Plans for this year are constantly being worked on and we’re very excited to be able to share the following news:
Sensory Friendly Playgroup
For a long time, we have been aware that some babies and toddlers with learning needs can find our groups too loud, busy and overwhelming. We are creating a Sensory Friendly playgroup session for toddler and babies with disabilities and their families. This will be a shorter and quieter session. Details to follow shortly…
Electronic Card Payments!
Donations are always gratefully received and really help us to reinvest in the charity. After what seems like forever, we are now able to accept card payment. This has caused great excitement at PACS HQ! Please ask one of our lead volunteers for more details. Your help is always appreciated.
Unfortunately due to Covid, our annual Flag Day was cancelled last year. All being well, we will be able to operate this years Flag Day on Friday 28th January. Please look out for us when you are out and about in town. Flag Day is a vital part of the year for many Charities in Gib, any monies received will be put straight back into PACS. If you would like to volunteer to help with collections, please contact us via our Facebook page!
First Aid Training
All of our volunteers are Safe Guard Trained and First Aid Trained. Thankfully we have many people in the Community who help us with this. Cultural Services ensure that everyone is offered Safe Guard Training on a regular basis. We have also been offered a free First Aid course to update our current certificates in February. All of our volunteers will be taking part in this in the coming weeks.
Last term we were able to work with Childline by offering our services to enable them to run a Postive Parenting Course. Some of the lovely mothers who attend our groups took part and it was very successful. This year we will continue to build our relationship with Childline and offer more courses to our parents. Please look out for details on our Facebook page.
And as if that wasn’t enough…..
Phew we already seem busy and we haven’t even started yet! We’ll be back as always with our regular groups. We’re planning to make them better than ever! Here’s a reminder of what we do…
Whats on @ PACS
Totally Toddlers – Mondays 10.00-12.00pm
at Mid Harbours Family Centre. Come join us for storytime, craft and play.
Bumps & Babies – Wednesdays 9.30am – 12pm
at The Living Room Café (Methodist Church). Our regular social catch up for parents to be and babies in a home from home atmosphere. This is a relaxed session where parents can meet up with their young babies to enjoy a cup of tea, make friends and talk about the highs and lows of parenting.
Cooking Club – Wednesday & Friday 12.30 – 2.15pm
Cooking Club at The Methodist Church. A fun session aimed at toddlers aged from 2.5 upwards giving children the chance make and try different foods. Booking required.
Sensory Story Time – Thursdays 1.00 – 2.00pm
at The Methodist Church. Come join us for some interactive Story Time Fun! Different themes every week!
Diddy Discoverers – Fridays 9.45 -11.45am
Come join us for free play, story time and song time fun!
MONTHLy Craft Club – from ages 2.5 upwards. Details will be announced on our Facebook page.