Home-Start Stay and Play Sessions

If you would like to know more about attending one of our Stay and Play sessions in Mortlake, Hampton or Kingston, please call 020 8487 8500 to speak to one of our co-ordinators who will be glad to help.

Stay and Play: Mortlake

In addition to support in the home, Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow runs a weekly, term-time Stay and Play session in Mortlake. The aim is to provide parents and children with a safe, nurturing and creative environment that will foster children’s development and confidence through playing, exploring and experimenting. Experienced staff members are available to answer questions around child development and accessing other services. Learning activities and a healthy snack are provided.

Who can come to the Stay and Play Session? Parents wishing to join should speak to their local Children’s Centre or call Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow on 020 8487 8500. Please note: parents are responsible for their children at all times. The group is not intended as a drop-off facility for childcare and is aimed at parents, rather than nannies and childminders.

What happens at the Stay and Play Session?

For children:

  • a selection of activities which may include painting, drawing, puzzle, craft, construction, small world toys,  outside play equipment, story time, musical activities, role play
  • child-centred activities that focus on developing each child, physically, mentally, socially and emotionally

For parents:

  • time to discuss concerns with the Co-ordinator
  • a chance to develop friendships outside the family
  • access to information on a wide variety of topics such as parenting skills, healthy eating, learning opportunities, stress management techniques
  • an opportunity to play with their children

Where and when?

Mortlake 

Every Tuesday in term-time, 10am – 11.30am

Barnes Children’s Centre
67B Lower Richmond Road
Mortlake SW14 7HJ

Email: barnescc@achievingforchildren.org.uk

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Stay and Play: Hampton

Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow also runs a Stay and Play session in Hampton, which has similar activities to the Mortlake group (see above).  It is a safe, nurturing and creative session for families to play, explore and experiment, supported by the Family Group Co-ordinator and trained volunteers. The Hampton group is invitation/referral only (not a drop-in), please contact Tangley Children’s Centre directly or Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow on 020 8487 8500.

Where and When?

Hampton: Every Tuesday in term-time, 1.00 – 3.00pm

Tangley Park Children’s Centre
1 Bramble Lane
Hampton TW12 3XB

Email: tangleyparkcc@achievingforchildren.org.uk

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Stay and Play: Kingston

We now offer a Stay and Play session in Kingston, which follows the format of our established family sessions in Mortlake and Hampton (see above).

Where and When?

Kingston: Every Monday in term-time, 1.00 – 2.30pm

Kingston Town Children’s Centre
Villiers Road
Kingston KT1 3AR

Email: northeastkcc@achievingforchildren.org.uk   

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If you would like to know more about attending one of our Stay and Play sessions in Mortlake, Hampton or Kingston, please call 020 8487 8500 to speak to one of our co-ordinators who will be glad to help.

Equal Opportunities

Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow is an Equal Opportunities organisation and is positively committed to oppose all direct and indirect discrimination in the organisation against people on the grounds of ethnic origin, religion, culture, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age and family status.