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Stay and Play | Young People
Stay and Play
Currently delivered online due to COVID-19
Birmingham Settlement offers activities for children and families to support their wellbeing and development. We provide learning and play experiences for children, enabling them to have a good start in life, as well as assist and guide parents to access services and make informed choices.
Our well established ‘Stay and Play’ sessions take place every Monday and Friday morning and on Wednesday afternoons. Sessions are open to children aged five and below and their parents. ‘Stay and Play’ is free and offers young children the opportunity to benefit from early years learning, helping prepare them for school, gain valuable life skills and build friendships from an early age.
Stay and Play offers structured and informal activities including reading, writing, creative play, singing and outdoor play, designed to support learning, improve English skills, encourage them to be creative, and to express themselves. Early year’s learning and play helps children grow in confidence and prepares them for the next step in their lives.
Stay and Play also offers a valuable source of support for parents, giving them the chance to meet other parents and develop friendships and support networks, strengthen family ties and increase parents’ confidence, helping parents to identify ways they can support their child’s learning at home.
If you have a child or children aged 5 and under and would like to come along to Stay and Play, please feel free to join us at one of the sessions or give us a call on 0121 250 0777 to find out more.
We work with young people up to the age of 25 in a range of settings including schools, Pupil Referral Centres, Young Offenders Institutes and in the community. We aim to help young people to gain life skills, increase their aspirations and confidence, achieve their goals and access new opportunities. We react flexibly to the needs of young people and as such we regularly develop new services and adapt existing services to meet these needs. For more information about our young people’s services contact our Lead Youth Worker Michael Olajide on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Youth Club takes place every Tuesday and Thursday 5-7.30pm at our Aston Centre for those aged 11-18. This provides a safe, relaxed space for young people to meet new people, socialise and get advice from our youth team. Activities include table tennis and football, PlayStation, sports. music and interactive workshops.
We deliver a specific youth club for young women and girls aged 11-18 at our Aston Centre every Thursday 5-7.30pm. Those attending decide on the activities they’d like to take part in; including cookery, mehndi, dance and arts and crafts.
We deliver one-to-one mentoring both in educational and community settings working with local schools and young people referred from our youth clubs. Our Youth Worker works with young people to, establish goals and aspirations and identify a path to reach these.