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.
This weeks book is Welcome to Alien school by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves. It's a great story about very different type of school, one that is in space!
Little Albie experiences green spaghetti and scooting in space.
We've written a few activities you might like to try at home.
The Play Plus team have moved online since the temporary closure of the Big Red Bus Club to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Each week we will post simple activities, you and your little ones can try at home based on the book of the week. But if you don't have the book, don't worry you can still try out the activities. The activities take little set up and few resources.
Do keep in touch with us on our Facebook page for more updates.
Play Plus is kindly funded by Children In Need
I don’t know if you have heard of this book, ‘We’re all wonders’ by R J Palacio.
The weather might have turned a little bit chilly, (you have to admit it helps us feel a little more festive), but Play Plus has welcomed parents/carers and children in from the cold.
Dig Dig Digging, is a great book. Explaining all about different vehicles and the job that they do in a lovely rhythmical way. There is the same phrase at the end of each page and it's great to get the children shouting it out if they can.
Play Plus had a holiday over the summer but now it is back. Play Plus is a SEND music and arts group, which is funded by Children In Need.
Families are welcome with children under the age of 5 with or without a diagnosis. So come along and chat with a member of the team to see how we can best support you all.
We are open on Mondays (term time only) 10am - 12noon.