SEND Morning - Monday's 10am - 12pm (Term time only)
Who are we....
Play Plus is a music and arts community project open to children age 0 - 5 where there is a concern about speech or behaviour or a diagnosis of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
It’s a safe and nurturing space and our team are supportive and have experience in this area from their own journeys. It's a great place to make new friends and we are thankful to Children in Need for their support to create our great group.
We have a calm environment for both children and parents with access to a secure outside space.
Each week we theme our session from great children’s books and include story telling, sensory play and different entertaining and educational activities that support your children's development, communication and confidence.
We have local artists and therapists join us too from story tellers, musicians and gymnasts. It's great to have so much fun together.
Our SEND Team
It has been nice to meet other parents with children who have additional needs, it’s nice not to feel like people are trying to work out what’s wrong with your child. people are comfortable to ask questions or just to accept without judgement.
Where are we...
Near the Cemetery Lane Entrance of Charlton Park. There is a free car park near the play park, and we are on the 422, 486, 53, 54 & 380 bus routes.
Play Plus is kindly funded by Children in Need.
Join Lydia on Monday 20 April at 1.30pm as she twists and turns her way around the vegetable toddler dilema of our age, to eat the pea or to not eat the pea. Lydia will be reading Give Peas a Chance, a book with one of the greatest plot twists at the end since Murder on the Orient Express.Read more
Princess Poppy would rather eat her toenails then marry prince Humperdink, but she only has a few hours to find the perfect prince. Even worse, she’s being followed around by a talking frog. Join Aum to find out what happen Thursday 16th April at 1.30pm
Join Annie at 1.30pm Wednesday 15 April for noisy live story telling as we explore the sounds of planes, trains and automobiles as well as some other modes of transport. A perfect book for those missing the roar of the engines and the beep beep of impatient car drivers outside your window.Read more
Like Simon Garfunkel, Rolling Stones or Cher, Lydia Lings is coming back from retirement, dusting off her tambourine and taking the Baby Blues Choir online 11am - 12pm on Friday 19th March 2020
This online event is password protected and Tara will contact all registered Baby Blue Choir members separately, you will be required to fill out a monitoring form before accessing this event.
Kindly funded by The Greenwich Charitable Trust and supported by Metro GAVS
Outdoor All Weather Stay and Play
We have really missed everyone during lockdown and will be running limited stay and play sessions throughout the autumn term. We are fortunate enough to have a large outdoor space so we can enjoy playing outside in the fresh air in the upcoming weeks.
The safety and welfare of families, staff and volunteers is our top priority, so we kindly ask that all families adhere to the safety measures we have implemented, so that we can ensure the safest experience possible for everyone.
We recommend that you read this information carefully to understand everything you need to know before you visit, what to expect when you visit and how to book.
Find out more about your new outdoor stay and play and how we are working hard to keep everybody safe:
When will we reopen?
Big Red Bus Club will reopen on Tuesday 22nd September.
Bookings are time and date specified only and booked only online.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 12pm term time only.
Who can visit
10 individual households in total for each session – a household will consist of only one adult and children under five who live in the same home.
Please let us know the day before if you can't attend or as soon as you can, non attenders may be unable to book tickets for future sessions.
Please do be patient with us as we take your whole households temperature and check you in. If anyone in your household has a temperature higher than 37.8 degrees Celsius you will not be admitted.
By entering our premises and signing in you are confirming your whole household has not had any signs or symptoms of Covid in the last five days.
- Toilets are available inside and a strict one household, one way system is in place. This will mean when one person needs to go, the whole household needs to go with them.
- Baby changing facilities will be available in the toilets.
- We will ask you to wipe toilet, basin, changing tray and door handle after use with the wipes provided.
- The tuckshop is closed and food and snacks are prohibited, with the exceptions of breast and bottle.
- Face coverings for adults are mandatory in the building.
- We’ve added additional signage to remind staff, families and volunteers of social distancing and handwashing guidelines.
- Additional hand sanitiser points have been implemented around the play area and adults will be responsible for children hand sanitising between using each new play equipment or undertaking new activities..
- Regular cleaning will be carried out of toys and equipment and we ask the children do not bring toys (including scooters and bikes) into the grounds.
- Please avoid touching anything including the climbing frames and toys unless you are under five, this includes others not in your household including children.
- Please do not visit if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have any underlying health conditions that may put you at risk. If you are vulnerable in any way, it is your responsibility to make the right choice for yourself and others around you. Please follow the advice given at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Navigating the Big Red Bus Club
- Entrance and exit into play sessions will be timed to avoid congestion at the front gate and signing in station.
- There will be a one way route through the building to access toilets.
- Only the outdoor areas is available for play.
- Please keep an eye on the floor for spaces to wait before entering the pinch points of the gate, toilets and hand sanitiser stations.
The guidelines are changing on a regular basis and we are following them closely and will keep working hard to react to any changes as quickly as we can.
Booking 3 EASY STEPS
1 Read these information above - if you need help or to clarify anything email us [email protected]
2 Preregister your household contact details https://www.thebigredbusclub.com/outdoor_stay_and_play
If you can also print out and bring along the signed paper registration and rules of the club on your first visit that would be great. But don’t worry, we have spares when you arrive. Paper user form (word) >>
Thanks to all at L&Q and RocketLab for supporting us during this time.
The Wheel of Wellbeing developed by South London and Maudsley health trust is our community based approach to wellbeing. With our team of volunteer community champions we will be attending local community events to get families involved with the Wheel of Wellbeing game and make simple pledges to improve their own wellbeing.
The Wheel focuses on six spokes Body. Mind. Spirit. People. Place. Planet and together we can explore the small easy changes that will improve your families lives.
Our groups of local women aim to support you to take your first steps on your running adventure, at your own time and at your own pace. Come along and make friends and build real life goals that will help you to achieve your personal goals.
Run for the bus, play football with the kids or slip on your shoes and go for a 5K before a long Sunday lunch. We are here to make it happen.
From walking to running...
Tuesday, 10am, Big Red Bus Club, Charlton Park Cemetery Lane Entrance, SE7 8UB
Thursday, 10am, ClockHouse Community Centre, Woolwich Dockyard, Defiance Walk, SE18 5QL
Email us on [email protected] to find out more.
What a great time we had today. Super worm was the story we explored and we we did this in loads of ways...
We had our tuft tray filled with slimy spaghetti and tweezers, as the children arrived that was the thing they all headed for. We had some worm play dough mats, where we had to make long worms and short worms. We also had a wonderful time with our new bug hunting equipment, looking for bugs outside. We found little jumping flies and worms and looking at a shiny spider web through a magnifying glass is so fascinating.
Our sensory area was lit up with fish tubes and our disco lights. But what we all loved was the animals coming to visit. Colin the cockroach and Marvin the Millipede. We even fed some beaded dragons.