Pocklington School Baby and Toddler Group

Partner: Pocklington Community
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Volunteering

The Pocklington School Toddler Group is based within the Pre-Prep department at Pocklington School and provides an opportunity for parents and children to get to know people in the local area, to make use of  Early Years facilities and to enjoy refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.

The group meets in the Pre- Prep School every Wednesday afternoon in term time from 1.45 - 2.45pm. Families with children from age 0-4 attend the group and sessions are free.

Aims of the project

Parents identified a need for more toddler groups in the local area.

The aim of this project is to  provide a place where children and carers can meet new people and play in a relaxed and happy environment.

Pre-school children and parents/carers benefit from this project

Background and goals

Pocklington School responded to a request from parents, to provide a toddler group.

The Pocklington School Toddler Group has been in operation for six and a half years.

Resources

Space, time, staff, age appropriate toys and resources.

The Toddler Group is held in one of the Early Years rooms and is used free of charge.

The Head of Pre-Prep and one other member of staff assist at the beginning and end of sessions.

These sessions are free to families.

Impact

There is anecdotal evidence from parents that they and their families enjoy coming to the group.

Numbers attending are increasing.

Pupil involvement

On average 15 pre-school children and their parents from the wider community attend each week.

Frequency and duration

This is an on-going activity, which occurs once a week on a Wednesday afternoon,1.45 - 2.45pm during term time.

It will continue for the forseeable future.