Messy Play

This week we had another busy week at Little Johns … Messy play is so good for children’s imaginative play, so please come along and let your children make a mess here at St John’s!  Tuesdays at 2pm.




Was that really snow?

I am glad I decided to hold Little John’s inside this week, as the sky went from blue to white and we watched snow falling outside through the window!  We had fun mixing potions, playing with play dough, colouring  and all the usual toys.




We had another lovely baby massage session (kindly hosted by Mel), and then the babies played with the emergency blanket.  They are really cheap to buy, and babies love them, they make a great noise!

See you next week!


Little John’s

We made the most of some sunshine this week at Little John’s and played outside …. as usual we had some messy fun as well as playing on the big, outside climbing equipment.  It was lovely to see some new faces!  (Is it REALLY going to snow next week?)




I am hoping to run a Confident Parenting 6 week course soon, so watch this space ….

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a wonderful break!

Don’t forget that Little John’s is on every TUESDAY at 2pm!  Don’t come in your new clothes as we often get MESSY! 





Baby Massage

This Wednesday morning, we had our first baby massage class kindly hosted by Mel and baby Iris!




Baby Massage has lots of benefits, and is always a lovely way to spend a morning.  The babies had their legs and feet massaged, and seemed to enjoy the time, and a quick play afterwards.


Please let me know if you would like to join in … next week we’re going to be massaging tummies – a great way to ease the pain of colic!


The weeks this term are flying by …. I am hoping to revamp the Parenting Workshop sessions next term, and will start the first Thursday back, the 25th of February with a session all about Play, and why it’s so important to spend time playing with children.  I hope you can come!


At Little John’s we always have some sort of messy play, which not only means you don’t have to get in a mess at home, but has also been proven to help with fussy eaters!  This week we played with mixing and stirring all kinds of dried foods, and made some interesting looking potions!



Play is not only fun, it’s really important for children! 

Week beginning 18th January

As the Parent Support Advisor at St John’s, my role is mainly about supporting families to get the very best from school by providing support, advice and information.  I can help you with any worries you may have in relation to your child’s education, behaviour, or attendance or any concerns you may have about general family life.  You can normally find me before school and after school in the playground, or if I’m not there, ask someone in the office to leave a message for me.  I am here every day, and always happy to talk to you!


One of the things I run every week is Little John’s – a group for parents and carers and their under 5’s.  It runs on a Tuesday afternoon from 2pm until the end of school.


We had some new people this week at Little John’s, which was lovely …. I hope the mess hasn’t put them off coming again!  This week we were practising our spreading skills and looking for ‘pairs’ in the sand.  Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to have a family member at St John’s to come! 




Play therapy and Little Johns ….

Lots of people ask me how I spend my days here at St John’s … as well as being the Parent Support Worker, I spend more and more time seeing children for Play Therapy.  Last week, the Children’s Commisioner for England called for counsellors to be in all schools, so once again St John’s is ahead of the game!


At Little John’s – Tuesdays at 2pm all welcome! – we had old fashioned fun playing with water, please feel free to call in whenever you can!




Welcome back!

Little John’s started back this Tuesday (2 til 3.15pm), and we played with play dough and all the other usual toys.  As ever the messy tray proved popular – as did the buggies, I think we may need to invest in some more!


All are welcome every Tuesday, whether or not your children attend this school, or even if your children are already AT school, you are welcome to pop in for a cup of tea or coffee, and a chat with other parents and carers!  Although, I can’t promise you will leave quite as clean as you arrive!


The Parenting Workshops will start again next Thursday the 14th at 9am.  Feel free to meet in the Gazebo, before we head in for a cup of tea or coffee and an informal chat about all things to do with parenting … hope to see you there!