Despite having to close, then open, then close and then open again(!) we’ve tried to ensure that for the children PACS has remained as normal as possible. Safety has always been a number one priority and wearing a thick jumper has become the norm as we keep all the widows open! It’s been an interesting time (to put it politely) and has given us as Play Leaders time to observe and reflect on what we do. One of the biggest observations is how important our groups are to both the children and the parents / care givers. I’ve lost count of the number of times one of us has been stopped in Main Street or Morrissons asking us to stay open, telling us how they spend the week looking forward to coming. Children love routine and coming along to one of our six sessions week in week out provides that. Lockdown also had a major affect on the children’s socialising skills. Learning to interact with other children, and adults, other than those that live with them, is a vital skill before they start school. Due to the fact that each of our sessions offers something different, the children are able to learn lots of different and vital skills along the way.
PACS runs for the Community. Apart from our Cooking and Craft Club’s, we do not charge for any groups (the charge for the above groups only covers our costs). We pride ourselves on being available to every family in Gibraltar. If coming to one of our groups seems quite daunting, please give it a try. Some friendly faces and a cup of tea whilst your child happily plays is often needed! Come along and see what we are about!
Volunteers always needed!
If reading that inspired any of you, we are always on the lookout for new volunteers. Any help is always well received, and you’ll be working with a great bunch of people. There is never a dull moment! Please contact us through our Facebook Page if you’d like more information!
Whats on @ PACS
Totally Toddlers – Mondays 10.00-12.00pm
Mid Harbours Family Centre. Come join us for Storytime, craft and play.
Bumps & Babies – Wednesdays 9.30am – 12pm
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 ½ upwards giving children the chance to make and try different foods. Booking required.
Sensory Story Time – Thursdays 1.00 – 2.00pm
Sensory Storytime from 1-2pm at The Methodist Church. Come join us for some interactive Story Time Fun! Different themes every week!
Diddy Discoverers – Fridays 9.45 -11.45am
Diddy Discoverers from 9.45 – 11.45am. Come join us for free play, story time and song time fun!
Monthly Craft Clubs from ages 2.5 upwards.
Details will be announced on our Facebook page: Parent and Child Society – PACS Gibraltar