Parents Partner with York House Centre to offer Baby & Toddler Group for Stony Stratford
Local parents have come together with York House Centre in Stony Stratford to create a new playgroup, which will have its first session on Monday 13 January 2020.
The group will now be known as the York House Young Ones – Yo-Yos for short – and will offer craft, toys, indoor and outdoor activities and a safe and welcoming environment for babies, toddlers and their parents and carers.
The group will run from 9.30am – 11.30am every Monday during term-time in the Main Hall at York House.
The partnership developed after a long-running playgroup held at York House was scheduled to close and parents approached York House to try to keep the much-loved group going.
Yo-Yos will be run by parents, supported by York House Centre, who have helped to set up the new group and are hosting the sessions.
As well as a wide range of toys, a snack break for the children and refreshments for the grown-ups, there will be the opportunity to use York House’s outdoor spaces in good weather plus regular music, story time and other themed sessions.
Yo-Yos will cost just £2.50 per family per session to help cover the costs of running the group.
The group’s coordinator, Kate Shaw, said: “I’ve been to the playgroup at York House with all my children, and it has always been a lovely friendly environment. We’re so pleased that we’ve been able to get this new group going, thanks to the support from York House. As parents we want to make Yo-Yos the group we want for our children and we’re sure it will be great fun – and thanks to all the equipment and facilities at York House, great value too.”
Centre Manager, Fiona Trinder, commented: “We are delighted that there will continue to be a baby & toddler group running at York House Centre. It’s lovely to have a warm, stimulating environment to take your little ones along to and parents and carers will get a chance to socialise whilst the children play. Huge thanks to the parent volunteers who have stepped in to develop and run York House Yo-Yos, we look forward to working with you in the years ahead.”
For more information see York House Yo-Yos