EYFS Stay and Play

EYFS Stay and Play Takes place every Monday at 2pm until 3pm

What is Stay and Play?

Stay and Play is a great way for Craven parents to meet each other, have a change of scenery and learn some activities which can be used in the home.  There is no expectation that parents/carers attend every week or get there for the start time. They provide a relaxing way for parents to chat together and with staff, while their children play with other children and use the environment.  They also offer a great opportunity to share ideas with parents and carers in bite-size chunks, about how they can support their children’s learning through everyday activities.

Stay and Play sessions often focus on a different aspect of child development each week, linked to one of the areas of learning. The activities cover different aspects of children’s learning and play, such as communication and language, or early reading and writing. Families may be offered a 'things to do at home' handout relating to the topic, as a reminder or to share with other family members.

However, for us, the best thing about this is that it encourages parents or carers to join in with  the activities with their child, with staff and with other parents.  Parents and children are invited to join in with songs and a story at some point during the session too, and even reluctant singers tend to join in in their own time!