What is on at Abingdon Primary School Children’s Centre?
Play and Learning
Stay and Play: Help your child prepare for Nursery by coming along to this session, where you can play with your child in a safe and stimulating environment. Suitable for children 1-5 years old. Children will be assessed during this session and signposted for specialist support if necessary. (Monday 1.15 – 2.45 pm, Universal)
Baby Play: A play session to support baby’s development from birth to walking. Children will be assessed during this session and signposted for specialist support if necessary. (Wednesday 1.15 – 2.45 pm, Universal)
Little Sprouts Cookery Workshops: Do you have a child under 5 years old? Would you like to join other families and friends to make meals with your child and help them learn basic cookery skills, prepare delicious snacks and understand the importance of making healthy choices? Come and join us at Abingdon Children’s Centre for our fun and interactive family cooking sessions! (Limited places available – Booking Required, Universal)
Parenting Puzzle Workshops: Would you like to get the best out of family life? Speak to a member of our Children’s Centre team to find out if this enriching 5 week programme is something that could benefit you and your family. Limited Crèche places available. (Tuesday 12.30 – 2.30 pm, Booking Required)
The Nurturing Programme Workshops: Do you have children aged 4-16 years old attending Abingdon Primary? Would you like to get the best out of family life? Speak to a member of our Children’s Centre team to find out if this enriching 10 week programme is something that could benefit you and your family. Limited Crèche places available. (Tuesday 9.15 – 11.15 am, Booking Required)
Adult Learning Services –
ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a course designed to develop English skills for speakers of other languages. Learning English or improving what you already know is really useful if you want to study, support your child/children’s learning in English, get on in work or learn more about your rights and responsibilities. Limited crèche places available. (Wednesday 9.15 – 11.15 am, Booking Required)
Sewing: Are you interested in learning to sew? Speak to Farida Bashir from Abingdon Primary School to find out more. Priority will be given to parents of children attending Abingdon Primary School. (Monday 9 – 11 am and 1 – 3 pm, Invite only)
Introduction to Community Interpreting Course: Do you have a child under 5 years old? Would you like to develop your skills and discover what an interpreter in the community does? For further information, or to sign up to this course, please speak to a member of the Children’s Centre team. (Wednesday 12.30 – 3.30, Booking required)
School Readiness Pathways
Play and Learn Together: A fun and engaging 6 week programme for parents and children aged 2 years and above to help young children get ready for Nursery. This programme explores the development of early literacy skills and the importance of sharing songs and stories as well as the different ways children learn through explorative play. Children will enjoy a host of experiences, including crafts, games and singing sessions accompanied by a series of gifts for your child to keep. (Invite Only via Health Visitor)
Early Words Together: Is your child in Nursery 2 at Abingdon Primary School? Would you like to explore stories, rhymes and be creative with your child, twice a week for three weeks. Would you like to help your child learn and get ideas for free activities? Help your child to be a confident talker? Speak to a member of the Children’s Centre team for more information. (Booking Required)
*Universal – For families with children under 5 who live in our local community, this is not a town wide service.