Over a number of years we’ve gone from one Play group and one Cooking Club per week, to two Playgroups a week, Bumps & Babies, a Sensory friendly group, Sensory Stories, two Cooking sessions a week and a monthly Craft Club!
We have always felt that we need to make sure we offer our groups to the whole community, ensuring that we tailor the groups to the needs of the children and the parents / carers who attend. Every child is different and before they head off to school it’s important that they gain vital skills to help them on their journey through school. Children learn through play and we at PACS are here to help them along the way. Each group offers something different to help develop new skills.
On Monday’s the children can participate in a Craft which means lots of sticking, gluing and paint! We also provide a messy play table which enables the children can make lots of mess outside of the home!
Our Tuesday group is completely different. Some children do not like the noise and excitement that our Monday and Friday groups bring. To ensure that the group is quieter we use a booking system to help us restrict numbers. This group is about letting the children play and learn at their own pace, developing social skills without the pressure of a structured environment.
On Wednesday’s the group is different again. It became apparent that Gibraltar lacked somewhere for Mum’s to be to come and meet other Mum’s to be or new Mum’s in a calm environment. Bumps & Babies takes place in a café so that the adults are able to chat and actually have a much needed hot drink (!) whilst their baby happily plays. Just a short conversation about something that may have been worrying a new Mum, can change someone’s week and put any worries to rest.
On Thursday’s we have a totally different group too! Children love books…there is nothing better than being emersed in a story. Sensory Stories allows the children to become truly involved in a book as we offer role play and interaction. A firm favourite is the Bear Hunt…who doesn’t like that?
Friday’s group offers a relaxed end to the week. Free play, a story and songtime. A less structured group means the children can explore at their leisure.
And of course last but by no means least…Cooking Club. It does what it says on the tin! The Children love to cook and the excitement during these sessions is very infectious.
Cooking, Playing, Singing, Listening, Sticking, Gluing, Socialising and so much more! A group for everyone!
Take a look below at our weekly schedule!
Totally Toddlers – Time TBC
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
The Methodist Church. A fun session aimed at toddlers aged from 2.5 upwards giving children the chance to make and try different foods. Booking required.
Sensory Story Time – Thursdays 1.00 – 2.00pm
The Methodist Church. Come join us for some interactive Story Time Fun! Different themes every week!
Diddy Discoverers – Fridays 9.45 -11.45am
The Methodist Church. Come join us for free play, story time and song time fun!
Monthly Craft Clubs
Ages 2.5 upwards. Details will be announced on our