Potters Gate Children's Centre

Play and Learn

Parents and Carers who live in our reach area come along and enjoy fun activities inside and out. Play and learn through having fun. 

This is a busy, active session aimed at children walking confidently up to 5 years old. It is not suitable for babies, unless accompanying older siblings. (For babies/pre-walkers, we recommend our Sing and Story session.)

Play and Learn is a drop in session which starts at 1.30pm and finishes at 3pm in the Children's Centre. 

The play and learn sessions are planned using the EYFS (Curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage) - see the bottom of page for more information about this in our sessions.

Every week we have a Home Learning Activity for you to take home and enjoy with your child:

For 16th March session-

Bring in some healthy food packaging to buy at the shop

e.g. empty salad or vegetable bag, empty egg box

For 23rd March session-

Bring in a photo of your Mum

For 30th March session-

Bring in your old toothbrushes to swap before Easter! Receive a new one and information pack too

During the Easter holidays-

Complete the Easter Quiz that we will give out, over the holiday and bring it in to the next session after the holidays ((20th April)

Who can come?

This session is only open to families who live in our reach area. Our reach area is defined by Surrey and includes The Chantrys into Farnham Town Centre and out to the Six Bells roundabout, up to the south side of Farnham Park, part of Wrecclesham, the Ridgeway area and out to the Runfold/Hampshire Border.

Content of Sessions-EYFS (Curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage)

The play and learn sessions are planned using the EYFS (Curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage)

Each week an activity will be linked to a specific area of the curriculum to encourage children to explore and create and experience new ideas, develop vocabulary, learn about sharing, and be part of a group to learn about socialisation.

A home learning activity is suggested each week and families are encouraged to complete it with their children and return it for display or show and tell at the end of the session.

The session activities and the home learning activities are devised to help children develop skills and strategies to learn more effectively when they start school. Tips and examples are given to parents and carers to encourage them to help with their child’s development.