Tel: 07980 733926 Email: email@example.com 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
Baby & Toddler Sensory Play
- where inquisitive minds are nurtured through play.
Little Owl Pioneers is specifically designed to support the growth and development of your baby and/or 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. Messy and sensory 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?
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.
Through our play sessions we share practical tips and advice, supporting you to understand your child’s development, ideas for weaning, safer sleep practices, control of the dummy, potty training, supporting speech development and helping you to create homemade toys and experiences you can replicate at home.
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.
£4 per family. No booking required, so turn up and have fun.
10-11am on Fridays @ The Spark Centre, Spring Hill Academy.
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.
£4 per family. No booking required, so turn up and step into the wonderful world of books.
Term time childcare
Term time childcare in line with Staffordshire schools term dates.
Childcare from first steps to 5 years.
Join us for our new four week courses each term for parents and children from first steps to 5 years.
Step into the wonderful world of the woodland and enjoy play based learning through nature, led by expert outdoor teaching specialists. Discover nature in its finest form and share the magic of the changing seasons with your child.
Learn about safety in the woodland whilst observing your surroundings and watch as your little one’s ability to learn progresses in a fun-filled environment.
What to wear
To make the most of our woodland, please do come prepared.
Our comprehensive kit list includes information on what clothing we recommend your child brings according to each season.
Bonding with Baby
“You might not realise it but the small, everyday activities you do in the early days with your baby are hugely beneficial for their development and can strengthen your bond with one another.”
In our sessions we focus on nurturing positive and secure attachments with babies and their main carer, through the earliest stage of growth and development. When we say Nurturing positive attachments, we mean interacting with little ones through
sensory/play experiences and music and rhyme in a calm, soothing environment to support the process of nurturing your little ones minds to support the ongoing bond between Mum and Baby.
Love song and rhymes? Come and join us at our Toddler beats sessions, offering a fun and exciting musical session for babies and toddlers to explore rhythm and rhyme.
Research suggests that newborn babies are able to recognise patterns with rhythms and can detect the beat in music. Music plays an important role in developing Childrens memory and listening skills, as well as supporting their speech and language development.
Babies begin to recognise their Parents voice as early on in pregnancy, and singing to newborn babies engages their brain development, supports with bonding. In our Toddler beats group, our Toddlers will have opportunities to develop their early language skills and supports the rapid brain growth in the earliest stages.
“Did you know that a baby’s brain starts making connections for speech and language while they’re still in the womb? It might not seem like it, but their brains are rapidly developing and using lots of energy.
Even before they're born, they are picking up on the rhythms of language.” - Read More
At Babbling babies, we nurture baby brain development and enhance opportunities to support babies’ early language, through songs and rhyme, and physical sensory play.