Tel: 07980 733926

We are passionate about our communities and the families we serve. We are in no doubt that becoming a parent is the biggest joy but also the hardest role you will ever take on.

We are here to help support the stresses and strains of parenting in a relaxed, friendly and non-judgemental environment.

All sessions are led by one of our fully qualified practitioners and each one is a parent herself. Little Owl Childcare will support you with practical tips that may suit you and support you by signposting you to the help you need for your family.

Family play and stay sessions

Messy play

Keep the messy play away from home! Let us do the cleaning up.

Messy play is essential for the healthy brain development of your little ones. Whilst they are exploring the jelly, pouring the water, squeezing the raspberries or pinching the dough there are millions of connections developing in the brain plus the muscle strength in their hands is increasing, ready for writing. Aren’t our bodies amazing?

Join your children in play with lots of nursery toys available, including sand, water, bikes, trikes and, of course, our signature song time at the end. Healthy snacks and drinks for the family included.

£3 per family. No booking required, so just turn up and have fun.

Sensory baby and toddler play

Need a safe space for you and your little one? Join our sensory play sessions specifically designed to support the growth and development of your baby and young child.

During the first three years of life, your child’s brain is working extremely hard to hardwire connections to support its effective functioning for life. Through our play sessions we share practical tips and advice, supporting you to understand your child’s development and helping you to create homemade toys and experiences you can replicate at home.

We have carefully selected sensory bins to support hand-eye coordination and development of eye muscle control, plus ideas and activities to develop core stability and strength which is essential for sitting and walking. We are here to support you with ideas for weaning, safer sleep practices, control of the dummy, potty training, supporting speech development and lots more.

£3 per family at Springhill/Charnwood Children’s Centre or £5 per family at The Beach Hut which also includes one hour access to the play area. No booking required, so come along and take advantage of our advice and support.

Story time

We all have a favourite book and so will your child.

Nurture their curiosity for reading and sharing stories by bringing them to life at our story time sessions. Our skilled practitioner will provide carefully planned activities around our favourite stories to excite your child’s imagination and support the growing love of stories.

Nursery rhymes play a crucial role in developing speech and language, early skills of word building and spelling, and they are a crucial stepping stone in your child’s learning. We will ensure that some time is dedicated in each session to sing familiar and new nursery rhymes with your children, to support them in acquiring the skills to develop speech and reach their potential in language acquisition.

£3 per family. No booking required, so turn up and step into the wonderful world of books.

Woodland toddlers

Sign up for a fun-filled four week outdoor toddler course for families of children from first steps to 5 years.

Join in the excitement of finding minibeasts, building homes for the fairies, digging for treasure and making a mud feast fit for a king. Learn about safety in the woodland, observing nature and sharing the magic of the seasons with your little ones. Watch as your child thrives in this unique environment, developing confidence, curiosity and wonder of the wold around them.

£22 for a four week course. For more information on Woodland Toddlers, please visit our Woodland page

Booking is essential for this group and places are limited.



Story Play (0-4 years) Burntwood Library 10am-11:30am
Sensory Baby and Toddler Play (Under 2 Years) Spark Springhill/Charnwood Children’s Centre 10am-11:30am
Story Play (0-4 years) Lichfield Library 10am-11am
Sensory Baby Play (under 1 Year) The Beach Hut 1pm-3pm
Messy Play (0-5 Years) Highfields Primary School 1:30pm-3pm

Burntwood Rugby Club: The Sportsway, Burntwood WS7 3PH

Burntwood Library: Bridgecross Road, Burntwood WS7 2BX

Spark: Springhill Academy, Mossbank Avenue, Burntwood WS7 4UN

Charnwood Children’s Centre: Purcell Road, Lichfield WS13 7PH

Lichfield Library: The Guild of St Mary’s Hall, Market Square, Lichfield WS13 6LG

Highfields Primary School: Elder Lane, Burntwood WS7 9BT

We would love for you to become part of our community.