We have listened to feedback from mums and are looking to make our twins club as accessible as possible for everyone. To that end, the way we run our weekly playgroup is changing.
From Monday 13th October we will be running the group differently in order to allow the toddlers to do more age-appropriate activities, the parents of small babies to have the chance to chill out and chat in a calm and quiet environment and for all parents to still have the opportunity to talk to each other regardless of their children’s ages.
We will be running a TODDLER playgroup from 10-12. The format will be very similar as it has always been with free-play, snack and singing, but we will also be joined by a volunteer, Oscar, who will be providing a range of craft activities for the children to enjoy.
We will be running a BABY playgroup from 11-1. This area will still be “fenced off” from the toddlers as previously, but from 12-1 the toddlers will go home, meaning there will be a calmer and quieter environment for the babies and parents will not need to feel pressured to rush a baby’s feed in order to leave by 12.
These playgroups obviously overlap by 1 hour, allowing for parents of older children to offer support and friendship to those with newer babies.
The idea is to make the playgroup more accessible, not less, so of course flexibility is allowed – particularly for those with toddler twins and a baby or vice versa.
We really look forward to seeing you on Monday and really hope that you and your children enjoy the new arrangements.
Today we are heading for Greenwich Fire Station to meet some firefighters and see the fire engines. The hose will create some lovely puddles for jumping in, so make sure you have appropriate footwear!
We are meeting at the fire station at 11am. 4 Blisset Street, SE10 8UP. Afterwards we will head to Greenwich Park for a picnic.
Tomorrow night (Tuesday 5th August) is Mums’ Night Out (Dads are more than welcome too!). We are meeting at the Princess of Wales pub, Montpelier Row, Blackheath at 8pm. We hope to see you there for a few child-free hours’ chat!
Monday 18th August we are relaxing on Blackheath Beach. Meet at the Blackheath Conservatoire, Lee Road SE3 9RQ from 10am-12pm. We are suggesting a £5 donation per family.
There is a visit to Greenwich Fire Station planned for Monday 4th August. Subject to confirmation (check this page), we should be meeting there at 10:30am. All are welcome!
This Monday (14th July) will be our last playgroup before the summer. There are plans to mark the occasion with a picnic lunch. Any ideas for themes or activities should be directed to our Facebook group for more discussion.
Hope to see you all there!
Monday 9th June is our next clothes swap. Come along and find some great hand-me-downs; each item is available for a 50p-£1 donation to the club.
If you have outgrown or unwanted items you would like to pass on, please bring them along the previous week (Monday 2nd June), so clothing can be sorted through and organised beforehand.
9th June will be a busy morning as we also have a crafts taster session from Punk Me Up Buttercup. Come along and join in the crafty, crazy fun!
There will be a hairdresser at the Twins Club Plus playgroup on Monday 17th March.
Haircuts will cost £8 per child. Please let us know if you are planning to get your children’s hair cut.