Workshops and Events for Parents and Families
I offer a range of workshops and events for parents and families (new, expectant and old hands all welcome). Numbers are kept low at all my sessions to ensure there is time for everyone to ask questions and get the most from them.
Young children are welcome to attend any of my daytime workshops. However, please bear in mind that it is a learning environment and you may not get the most out of the session if your child requires lots of your attention. You also remain responsible for your child at all times.
Covid - 19 Update
In light of the ongoing pandemic all workshops have currently moved online and now take place over Zoom. Sessions from Families are continuing to run during the second lockdown. However, they will take place outdoor and with strict physical distancing and covid secure arrangements in place. Please read our full arrangements (see below) before booking onto a session, to ensure you and your child will be able to get the most from the sessions.
Sessions for Families
Choosing Childcare with Confidence
Next Date: 7th December
7.30-9.30 pm - Via Zoom
Finding the right childcare can often feel like an uphill struggle, adding to the stress and guilt many parents feel about returning to work. With over 20 years’ experience working in Early Years, including managing nurseries, advising childminders and as a private nanny, I draw on my professional knowledge and experience to help you gain understanding of the childcare choices out there. By the end of this workshop I aim to give you the knowledge and confidence to feel empowered to make the right childcare choice for you and your family.
In this workshop I cover:
How childcare is regulated
Where and how to find childcare
The types of childcare on offer and the differences between them
Things to consider when deciding which childcare setting is right for you and your child
Government support to help pay for childcare
Outdoor Baby Sensory Session
For babies 8 weeks to walking
Come and join us under the trees for an outdoor, 'Covid-19 Secure' Baby Sensory Session.
Rooted in the theory of ‘Heuristic Play’, babies will have the opportunity to explore real world objects, stimulating all their senses, creating a rich learning experience.
Each week babies will be provided with their own basket of treasure to explore and discover. One week it might be wooden objects, another fabric or it could just be a mix of all kinds of wonderful object to explore and discover.
There will also be the opportunity to meet other parents with young babies and to chat about common enjoyments and frustrations.
Where: The Private Green, Mulberry Close, CB4
When: Mondays 9.30 - 10.15
Mondays 10.45 -11.30
Cost: £4.75 for first adult and child, £1.50 for siblings
ALL PLACES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE
Covid-19 arrangements for face-to-face family sessions
Sessions take place outside in the open air.
Sessions must be booked in advance.
Maximum of two children to each adult. Maximum of one adult to each child.
Full details and contact information must be provided at the time of booking and will be passed to track and trace if requested.
Families must not attend if anyone has any symptoms of Covid-19
Families must let Cambridge Early Years know if anyone who attends the session tests positive for covid-19 within 14 days of the last session attended.
Families will be allocated a mat at the start of the session, which will have been placed at least 1.5 metres away from any other mat. Families must remain on their mat during the session.
Families must not swap or share resources.
Unused resources to be left on the mat at the end of the session.
Parents/Carers remain responsible for their children throughout the session and must ensure physical distancing is maintained.
Adults are asked to wear a mask when they arrive at the session and when they leave. These can be removed once on their mat.
Families are asked not to arrive too early for their session and to leave promptly at the end to minimise cross-over between groups.
Families will be required to use hand sanitiser on arrival.
Families are encouraged to walk, cycle or use a private car to get to the session. If driving please park at the top of the road.
Families are asked to follow signs and any directions provided by the facilitator to help maintain a Covid-secure environment.