Parent & Toddler (Funky Monkeys)

Our parent and toddler group is now in its third year! Anyone with children under 4 is welcome to come along and join us on a Friday morning between 9 and 11 a.m. The group is run by Mrs. Gilliland, one of our Early Years teachers.   It’s a chance for the children to have lots of fun and learn to play with others, including some children who will be in the same class if they come to our school. Our parents and carers are really friendly too and it’s a chance to have a nice chat! It costs £1 for a child and a grown up, and £1.50 for two children and one grown up, or two grown ups and one child!

We meet in the WELL Centre behind the school and always start with a lovely time of playing with our toys. We always have some kind of Messy Play to encourage the children to explore with all their senses, including Water, Playdough, Painting, Gloop, Slime, Collage, Shaving Foam, Crazy Soap and more. We do have aprons but many savvy parents bring along a change of clothes!

We tidy up and have a Story and Snack Time and then finish with Songs and Rhymes. Our favourite song is “Funky Monkey” – hence our name!