"Dear Acorn families,
We would like to invite people to our Wednesday crafts sessions;
this is a creative hub of like minded people of different abilities to share and learn skills, from knitting to crochet, patchwork, sewing, making Waldorf dolls, and much more; bring ideas, if you wish.
So, let's be inspired by nature and our special seasonal festivals;
Just drop in for a tea and get your fingers busy! Of course, this runs as a usual parent and child session with the emphasis on crafts.
Long-awaited spring arrived, after daffodils dared to come out to make us happy and smile with their beautiful yellow petals mythical bluebells appeared in the embrace of the deep, dark forests to fill the air with their strong and sweet scent. Blossom trees swaying their branches with rain and wind only to reveal a carpet of pink and white, on dry sunny days the scent of the flowers intoxicating us...Birds are chirping and singing from dusk till dawn, miraculous coloured butterflies are flitting and flirting with us, baby animals making their first steps - it is lovely to be part of this lovely scene and to be touched and absorbed by the signs of new life everywhere.
With this new, reborn energy have we started the summer term which is about exciting new adventures where we go by singing playful spring songs, making bread with seeds, dried fruits and telling stories about the awakening of nature what we experience every day.
We would love to have you back among us to make our small ring a little bit bigger :). If you decide to do so please contact Susannah. We would also appreciate your thoughts or ideas about anything what you would like to implement in the session.
Happy spring and best wishes,
Susannah and Judit
Sessions are £10 drop in or £80 a term
(£40 half term after May half term holiday)
Acorns Parent and Child sessions are not running today, due to the bank holiday.
After a rather cool Spring, we are ready to warm up with hopefully more sunshine and colours, flowers and buzzy bees and butterflies.
Joyful toddlers, happy babies and adult's humming with low chatter, sipping tea and busy hands; painting, baking, crafts and much more coming up in this term!
For the families who have been attending and wishing to continue:
If you haven't yet booked for your usual session or a new session/s,
please don't just turn up at the session as others have booked your place
and there will be no more spaces left, I am afraid.
We don't accept people at the session unless you booked on line in advance. There are still a few spaces left at each session, so hurry!
If you have a problem booking, for example, you are still on holiday abroad then message me immediately via email or text. 07837931643 (email, through contact form, here on this website)
For the new families who have booked: welcome to Acorns! The leaders are very much looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you!
Dear Acorns Families,
thank you so much for being part of this lovely Spring term so far: we sang about Spring coming, birdies, cockerels, hopping bunnies, we made bread, crafts, we had stories about the root children and the flowers and the rainbow...
Now we are on a well deserved break: the Easter Holidays will last a long time.
We are offering the The Magic of The Rainbow workshop at the Church of Ascension,
and the Easter Festival, with Easter Egg Hunt in Oxleas Woods
We are sorry to inform you we are not offering drop in sessions.
SUMMER TERM STARTS ON APRIL 20th UNTIL JULY 10th
HALF TERM IS 25/05/15 – 29/05/15
YOU MAY BOOK YOUR FAVOURITE SESSIONS
FOR THE SUMMER TERM FROM THE 1st APRIL
HERE WITH THE ON LINE BOOKING SYSTEM
THE MAGIC OF THE RAINBOW
FRIDAY 17TH APRIL
10 am to 2 pm
AT CHURCH OF ASCENSION
ALL AGES - RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW WITH ADVANCE PAYMENT ONLY.
£22 FULL SESSION, £15 HALF SESSION - PRICE PER ADULT, CHILDREN FREE
£30 PER FAMILY FOR FULL SESSION (LUNCH PROVIDED)
Come on a journey through movement, sound and art.
We will explore sound, moods, movement, emotions and creativity
through an imaginary journey
across all the colours of the rainbow.
We will stand as tall as trees, we will be as brave as lions and as joyful and light as a butterfly;
We will play and move with children-friendly yoga poses that stir the imagination and promote a healthy mind/body connection;
We will draw, paint, sing and eat all the colours of the rainbow!
The rainbow appears like a path of colors drawn in the sky that announces the beautiful weather after the rain.
The tree first has to work on its roots in order to grow strong, accepts the nature cycles and knows how to wait patiently to regenerate.
In this session, suitable for all ages, we will discover through art-therapy and creative games how to awaken the magic of colors and the power of creativity; this will hopefully allow you to build yourself strong roots to rise and blossom.
Come and discover yourself, find your inner animal, journey through your inner dreams, visions, find wisdom. Connect with your inner self, journey down to your roots, rise up and grow stronger, seek the light. Nourish yourself, grow and renew.
10-11 Yoga: journey through the rainbow colours, exploring movement and emotions through images of nature
11-11.45 painting: watercolour art; the rainbow colours, exploring moods, emotions through art
11.45-12.15 lunch (eat the rainbow!)
12.30-13.00 quiet meditation with sound bath
13.00-13.45 movement through sounds, expression through movement; and vibrations through colours, games, dance, voice; exploring emotions, moods and healing.
This workshop can be attended in many ways: we suggest here a few:
- all four hours (this is for adults and older children
- attending the first two hours or the last two hours
- attending all four hours with creative ways as a family taking turns and breaks caring for the younger children
We want to allow as much freedom as possible, giving the choice of participating fully or partially.
We suggest the use of the little back room for resting time.
Any questions please contact us. Book now via email: contact us (click on contact us)
Acorns Parent and Child's
Saturday 18th April
Hop little bunnies hop hop hop!
Let's all go hopping in Oxleas Woods!
Why? To find the chocolate eggs dropped by the Easter hare, before the squirrels eat them!
(Or the Gruffalo?!)
When? On Saturday 18th April @10.00 - 12.00.
Meet by car park-cafe area.
What to wear; anything warm, layers, and more layers...
Wellie boots (a good place to hide your chocolate eggs!)
What to bring: hot cross buns, fruit cakes, flapjacks, fruit, hot chocolate, tea, water.
Blankets, rugs, flasks, cups and a basket for filling with precious nature findings, and Easter eggs!
This event is free, so we rely on your donations, please!
Bring a secret pack of tiny chocolate eggs, we usually get milk/dark chocolate, organic or fair trade, as natural as possible.
It is a secret as we won't show the children;
on arrival, please donate the eggs to us,
we give them to the Easter Hare to drop them for the kids to find them...
The Festival is for all families of Acorns and friends and siblings, also inviting ex Acorns families, new families, old friends from Greenwich Steiner School and local families who are curious and wish to join us!
Acorns Parent and Child's
Saturday 18th April
To reserve your space please contact us
A new group is forming ready to meet each Friday
at Church of Ascension 10.00 to 12.00
These sessions will be more suitable for parents with babies and younger children 0 to 12 months
There will be an opportunity to bond and socialize with other parents of similar age children in a very nurturing and calm environment.
A perfect antidote to the busy and noisy places for meetups, this is our little oasis!
Here parents can lay down their babies on sheepskins, watch them move freely in their own time, observing their movements, while maybe doing some knitting, or a simple craft, if they wish, or just drink herbal tea!
The session facilitator will lead you through this gentle couple of hours filled with unrushed conversations, offering support through discussions on various child development and parenting topics, quiet times, singing, yoga, creative crafts, storytelling, and much more.
A rich yet simple and nourishing session allowing space and time to truly connect with your child.
As the cherry blossoms are flowering everywhere, this seems a joyful time to bring babies out and for mums and dads to come out of their cocoons and experience these lovely sessions;
A lot of people who come to my groups started this way and are still coming to Acorns after three years!
We believe that we children of the stars meet again here on earth and find each other at Acorns!
Sessions to be booked in advance for the summer term. £55
Bookings open April 1st 2015
SUNDAY 15TH MARCH 11.00-14.00
BLACKHEATH - Greenwich Steiner School
A workshop with Dorothy Marlen as main speaker;
Gentle care of babies and young children;
ways to create partnership, simplicity and spaciousness in family life.
A workshop exploring challenges in family life and offering some helpful principles which can bring more calm.
Creating a partnership with your child using respect, creativity and connection.
This workshop is for parents, carers and early years practitioners.
Exploring the approach of Steiner, Pikler, will make us understand the more significant things that make a young child feel secure, loved, and safe. Simplicity, gentle care, rhythm and repetition.
£22 ADVANCED BOOKINGS ONLY.
Address of workshop's venue:
90 Mycenae Road
To book please email s[email protected]
There will be a little social Tea and Cake Mothering Sunday Party until 3 pm if people wish to stay a bit more after the workshop, as a social time. Please let us know if you wish to do so when you book, so we bake enough cake!
Thursday 19th February
10 am start - until 12
Church of Ascension
Special drop in session for half term holidays
(£5 per child + £3 for siblings/friends)
Please, may I remind everyone this is not a usual session, it might feel busier as we are inviting older children too. please if you want to attend come for 10 am start, if you are late, you might not get a chance to stay as I can't allow more than 15 children for health and safety, thank you.
Happy Chinese New Year
Year of the Sheep 2015!
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