It has been so lovely to be back to face to face classes this term.
It was difficult to predict how the children were going to be after such a long break and how the new lockdown babies would cope with a busy class. As always, we were taking advice from a behaviour specialist about what to expect and how we all should be supporting the children and their families to make the transition back to the classes as easy as possible. Remarkably the children have been amazing and slotted straight back where we left off at Christmas.
The time away from the classes was spent training up our new class leaders Hannah, Jasmine and Jane. They have hit the ground running with such huge demand for parents to find fun, structured activities for their children. We are very lucky to have a play specialist, a primary school teacher and a therapist joining our team.
Parents and carers are a vital part of how our classes work. The importance of PBS (positive behaviour support) really helps babies and children feel good about themselves and it is a great way to parent. We love that the parents and carers have the opportunity to socialise too but are very grateful for you supporting and reinforcing the positive behaviour in the classes. It is very sad that we have been unable to offer places to all the families wanting to join us. There are a lot of new classes for you to try and highly recommend giving everything that appeals a go with a free trial and then deciding what is of most benefit to your child. More importantly, find something you both enjoy doing.
We are confident that what we offer is unique, inclusive and fun and are planning on opening in Charing in June and other new venues in September. The little children’s days have become very busy again. They need time away from classes to consolidate what they have learned. They will be ready for the half-term break in a couple of weeks. We will continue to be in contact to ensure every family gets the best from our classes and we hope to deliver the same high standard for another 20 years.