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\Little Rascals Parent & Toddler Group Meet Mondays and Thursdays

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Possilpoint Community Centre, 130 Denmark Street, Glasgow G22 5LQ
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Possilpark Parent and Toddlers group began in October 2014 after a consultation with local parents highlighted the need for provision within the area. The aim of the group is to provide a safe environment where children and adults can spend time together. Children have the opportunity to mix and share with other children whilst playing and learning and the adults can socialise, share experiences and skills and meet new people. Most importantly, the aim is for everyone to have fun! The group is supported by ng homes’ Link Up Co-Ordinator, local volunteers and also Possilpark based youth project Young Peoples Futures who have shared resources and provided a member of staff who supports the sessions. Children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times however the volunteers are there to support the development of the children and enable parents to take a bit of time out. As the group develops, the aim is for the parents involved to take on some the responsibilities with support from the Link Up Co-ordinator. The group has a wide variety of toys and arts and crafts materials to suit all children aged 5 and under. Some of these resources have been kindly donated by community members and organisations and the group are always happy to receive donations of toys or books. In the near future there will also be books available for parents to borrow, read and share either during the session or to take home. Breakfast is available if you’ve found yourself short of time in the morning and there’s plenty of tea, coffee, juice and snacks too. Mum Emma Desson said: “I started coming to the group so that my son Francis could socialise with other children. It’s been great, he really enjoys it and loves playing with the toys and meeting new children. It’s been great for me too as it gets me out the house and gives me the chance to meet other parents. It’s lovely to be able to sometimes just sit and have a cup of tea and a chat whilst watching my son playing with Gillian, the volunteers and the other children.” The group meet on Mondays and Thursdays between 9.30am and 11.30am in Possilpoint Community Centre. If you are the parent/carer or guardian of a pre-school aged child we’d love to see you there! There’s no need to pre register, just pop along and try it out. For more information please contact Gillian Halliday on 07557369599 or ghalliday@ng2works.com or just pop along on the day

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