Children and Families Services

Our dedicated Little Settlers workers deliver activities to support the wellbeing and development of children and families through Little Settlers for 0-5s and parents or carers. Using the Early Years Foundation Stage, sessions include reading, writing, singing and sensory play to promote the social, emotional and personal development of children. Families also have the opportunity to build valuable peer and community support networks.

Free Sessions

Our Little Settlers sessions are open to children 0-5 and their parents/guardians. Sessions are free and are designed to support learning, improve English skills and develop social skills. 

Support for Children and their Families

Little Settlers also offers a valuable source of support for the wider family, giving you the chance to meet other parents, develop friendships and support networks, increase your confidence and find ways to support your children’s learning at home too. 

We deliver free weekly sessions from our 3 centres in Birmingham on the following days:

Aston Centre, B6 6NS

Wednesdays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

610 Community Centre, Kingstanding, B44 9SH

Mondays: 12:30pm – 2:30pm, Kingstanding – this session will include Baby Massage from 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Thursdays, 10am- 1pm

The Red Shed, North Edgbaston, B16 0SL

Tuesdays, 10am -1pm

If you would like to learn more about these sessions, please get in touch with the appropriate Early Years team member: 

For our Edgbaston sessions, please contact Vicki, on 07305 056 449

For our Aston/ Kingstanding sessions, please contact Louise, on  07885 210 369

What Our Families Think

Little Sttlers, formerly titled Stay, Learn & Play, is a longstanding activity across our three centres, and  testimonials from parents and families are a valuable indication of the positive impact this service has had, and continues to have, on our local communities.


Stay and Play has been fantastic for my little one. He and I enjoy it so much. It helped my little one to socialize more and learn to share.


We’ve been coming to the play sessions for a couple of years now and honestly, I don’t know where we would be without the staff here. The kids love coming here and are always so excited and have so much fun.


Before attending Play and Stay sessions, I was very nervous about taking my child into an environment with other children. After attending a few sessions [my child] felt very comfortable, at ease and looked forward to the sessions.


Stay and Play has given my daughter an opportunity to be more vocal and mix with other children. It has given her a lot of confidence and given her the ability to share. She plays with a wide range of things that she wouldn’t usually play with at home.


Stay and Play is really good. My child really enjoys to come here. Staff are really friendly and helpful.


Today was my Imtiaz’s first day of Pre School. A new chapter of his life begins. Many many thanks to Stay and Play as it helped him be more confident and independent. Thanks to Stay and Play he settled in very well today.