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Stay and Play | Young People
Stay and Play
Monday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 1pm-3pm, Fridays 10am – 12pm
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, aswell as assist and guide parents to access services and make informed choices.
Our well established ‘Stay and Play’ sessionswe take place every Friday morning and are facilitated by Bloomsbury Children’s Centre. 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 and to develop social skills. 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 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.
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.
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 Maxine.Reid@bsettlement.org.uk
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, Louise Kilbride on 07710856186 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org