We opened our doors in 1999 when the Regional manager for Spurgeons.org met the Head Teacher of a local primary school. They joined together to respond to an immediate local need of children who were experiencing difficult times having somewhere safe to play after school.
We’d had the best start any charity could have in life. We moved on from Spurgeons.org and became an independent organisation. The first few months were like learning to walk, we were full of hope and optimism, we were tenacious, we stumbled, we fell, we got up, we learnt from our mistakes and we moved forward with confidence.
Our current services are funded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities programme and BBC Children in Need (The Den).
What we do
Stay and play Group – Various locations
Promoting the benefits of positive parenting, playing with your baby/child and forming a lasting bond.
Our next venue tba. If you work with parents who would benefit from this please get in touch.
Out of School Club – Monday to Wednesday term time 3.15-5.30pm
Bringing children from diverse backgrounds together to socialise and play together
‘Believing in Children so they believe in themselves’
Helping disadvantaged children through a pop up play den to manage their emotions and increase their confidence and self-belief.
We’d love to hear from you if you work with a group of children who are homeless, refugees’s, asylum seekers or facing other disadvantage.
Youth Club – Thursdays term time 3.15-5pm
Encouraging young people off the streets and engaging in inspiring activities!
We’d love to hear from other Youth Clubs working in similar communities of interest with the potential of working together. Contact us today!
Family Learning -Tuesdays and Thursdays term time 9.30-11am
English Classes- Thursdays term time 9.30-11am
Free non accredited ESOL classes for beginners and …
Family Learning –Tuesdays term time 9.30-11am
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Older peoples Group- Wednesdays term time 10-12.30pm
Bringing older, isolated people together to do things they enjoy that make them feel happy!
Contact us if you know people who would benefit from this group
International and Intergenerational Events
Helping to build communities through socialising, playing and sharing.
Placements for students, school work experience and volunteering for people to develop ‘ready for work’ skills or to get more involved in their community.
If you would like to volunteer we’d love to meet you for a chat! Contact us today!