Hello and welcome to this edition of Brilliant Play's 'NewsBuzz'!
Your monthly (ish!) round up of what's new at Brilliant Play.
Mini Explorers Club
We have continued to play out in the Marble Hill Park every week and have been excited to (finally!) welcome in the warmer weather. Above are a few of our winter highlights including stomping in lots and lots of muddy puddles, exploring freshly felled trees, checking out exactly how many woodlice live on one log and running as fast as we can through the fog to try and hide in it!
We have spaces on a couple of our sessions for any budding explorers aged 3-5 years out there who would like to give us a try (for free!)
There is more info here about Mini Explorers Club and click here if you would like to see all the fun packed in to a 1 minute clip!
See below for all the details of our Half Term and Summer Fun programme.
Drop in Playgroups
If you are a parent or carer of a child aged 0-5 please come and see us! For maximum flexibility all of our playgroups are drop in sessions so you don't need to pre book by the term. We provide a warm welcome and a place for your child to have a proper play while you have a cuppa and chat to other actual adults! All session have freshly made playdough, a range of play opportunities that will appeal to all ages and stages as well as singing with Marc the guitar man. Our settings have been selected for their access to a garden so there is plenty of room to stretch little legs as well as blow bubbles, kick a ball or just enjoy the sun (or rain!) Drop in fee is £5 per family or you can purchase a 'Play Pass' (see below.) All refreshments and activities are included.
Play Passes are now available either at group or online. £32 buys you a pass with 10 pre paid visits that are valid for use at any of our drop in playgroups. You have 6 months to use your pass from the date of purchase but with so many groups to choose from and our continued presence throughout the summer holidays there should be no problems using them up! Click here for more info. See our summer timetable below.
*NEW* Drop & Go creche (starting 6 June)
Now available at the ETNA Centre Playgroup on Saturday mornings and Monday afternoons. Got a few jobs to do or just fancy a couple of hours peace and quiet? Book your child in and they will be looked after by one of our fantastic playwork team whilst enjoying all the fun going on at playgroup. This service is pre bookable and available for children aged 2.5 years up at £12 per 2 hour session. Book your place here.
'Let Kids Be Kids Strike May 3rd'.
It was so lovely to see so many families attend our usual Pipsqueaks in the Park session this week to show support for our teachers and send a message to the government about what parents think about the current curriculum. We made some amazing 'Hapa Zome' (leaf hammering) creations and were even interviewed for german radio about the strike! More info about the strike here https://letthekidsbekids.wordpress.com/
Forest School at Collis School
We are really excited to now be offering Forest School after school club at Collis School in Teddington in their fantastic 'Nature Garden.' Highlights so far have included many 'interesting' culinary delights being made in the mud kitchen, mini beast 'races' (did you know a worm is slower than a woodlouse?) making dens and using tools to create all manner of creations. Please click here to enquire about spaces on a Wednesday or to add your name the wait list -click through on our booking system.
Please keep your eyes peeled for some fabulous summer holiday Forest School camps - details to follow very soon!
**NEW** Starting Tuesday 7th June Forest School after school club in the Wilderness for children attending Hampton Wick Infants. Details to follow please register your interest here.
Join us to celebrate National Children's Day 2016 with giant bubbles, bubble snakes and more. We will be in the children's area by the cafe in Marble Hill Park - drop in anytime and see us. This event is FREE!
Half Term and Summer Fun!
Bookings open NOW for our Mini Explorers Club half term Superhero Adventure and our Summer Fun Camps. Bookings here!
Summer Playgroups Timetable
We recognise that play needs to happen all the time and not just while schools are in so we are staying open throughout the summer holidays! Older siblings are welcome at all our groups. Please check dates carefully as some groups have different times or days.