Children & Young People

In this section:
Stay and Play | Young People

Children Page Wonderland Trip August 2015Stay and Play

Fridays 9.30am – 11am

Birmingham Settlement offers activities for children and families that support their wellbeing and development. We aim to enhance opportunities for children, enabling them to achieve their potential as well as assist and guide parents to ensure they can make informed choices.

Our well established Stay and Play sessions take place every Friday morning and are facilitated by Bloomsbury Children’s Centre. Sessions are open to children aged 4 and under 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 children’s early years learning, improve English skills, encourage them to be creative and learn how to express themselves and to develop social skills. This early year’s learning 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 4 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.

Back to top

Young People


We work with young people up to the age of 29 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.

Wednesday: 6pm – 9pm

Expressions is an evening workshop which takes place every Wednesday from 6 till 9 pm at our hub in East Birmingham on Kitts Green Road. During the workshop we explore different types of music we write positive songs with a positive message and we also perform live with an acoustic guitarist. These workshops take place in our hub in East Birmingham.

“Expressions was epic because everyone shared personal experiences and I felt like in time I can share and express my feelings without being judged. Great group, great team spirit.” NC – Expressions Participant

To find out more about this work please pop over to our dedicated East Birmingham Page or contact the Hub Manager, Dominic Taylor on 07535 668 238 or via email on

Making the most of your money
Booked Sessions Only

 As part of the Money Advice Service’s ‘What Works’ programme, we are delivering financial capability workshops for young people in schools, young offenders institutes, pupil referral centres and in the community. Through a series of short, informal workshops we aim to help young people learn how to make the most of their money, budget, understand financial products and language and ultimately become more confident managing their money, not just now but throughout their lives. We deliver these sessions on a flexible basis depending on the needs of the individuals and schools / organisations we are working with.If you would like to find out more about these sessions, how we can help you or your organisation or about the ‘What Works’ project, please get in touch with Maxine on 0121 250 0781 or via email at

Youth Promise Plus
East Birmingham Hub

Working in partnership with the Pioneer Group with funding from the Youth Promise Plus project, we work with young people up to the age of 29 who are not in employment, education or training. Through 1:1 advice and support and work placements, this project aims to help young people move closer to the world of work through gaining skills and experience and ultimately see them move into employment. This project will run from our East Birmingham Hub on Kitts Green Road.

To find out more about Youth Promise Plus and the support we can offer, please contact Dominic on 07535 668 238 or via email on

Keeping Fit & Getting Active – FEMALE ONLY
Tuesdays: 9.30am – 10.30am (Term Time Only)

On Tuesday 2nd May 2017 we are launching a female only fitness class aimed at young women aged 18 to 24. The fitness classes will run for 12 weeks (term time only) until Tuesday 25th July at our centre in Aston (359-361 Witton Road, Aston, B6 6NS). These free sessions start at 9.30am and run for 1 hour. The fitness classes are run by a qualified, experienced female coach and will be tailored to interests of the participants offering participants the chance to try out different fitness sessions from boxercise and circuit training to aerobic fitness. Places are limited.To find out more about our fitness classes, please get in touch with Maxine on 0121 250 0781 or via email at or call our main number on 0121 250 0777.

Champions 4 Skills
With funding from the Big Lottery Fund we are delivering a Champions 4 Skills programme through which we are up-skilling and empowering local people to become a part of their local community, working together to solve problems that matter to their community and also helping the local community have a voice so that they can influence what happens in their area. Through this project and working with the local community, we deliver a number of services as detailed below. As part of this project we are focusing on working with young people aged 18 to 24 who are not in education, employment or training. This project is based in our hub in East Birmingham.To find out more about this work please pop over to our dedicated East Birmingham Page or contact the Hub Manager, Dominic Taylor on 07535 668 238 or via email on

Back to top

View Training Courses at BTU Events Calendar

Latest News

Cannon Hill Park & MAC Trip

Earlier this week we took three minibuses full of people for a...

Family Fun Health & Wellbeing Event

July E-bulletin out now!

For news of our FREE Family Fitness Summer Camp, current vacancies and...
What's On DONATE

Sign up for E-news