The Acorns Ship is ready to sail from the 12th of September!
Acorns Adult and Child sessions
will soon resume
on week commencing
September 12th 2016
The autumn term dates are: 12/09/16 to 09/12/16 ; half term holiday 24th to 28th Oct
Bookings and enquiry open online from
Note: for bookings, please follow the simple steps;
if you are not registered, you need to register first and follow the steps after you receive the confirmation email. Some families book and attend more than one session per week.
For drop off Playgroup, please contact us about spaces and visits.
Any queries, please, do not hesitate to contact us via contact form,
or text Susannah 07837931643
Looking forward to meeting our families again, after a long warm summer, and to welcoming any new families joining us!
Susannah & The Acorns Team
Indoor Adult and Child sessions are held
@ Church of Ascension, Dartmouth Row, SE10 8AW
Mondays 10.00 to 12.00
Bumps and Babies group
Adult and child session - young babies, birth to crawling;
first time parents, pregnant mums welcome.
A creative support network for mothers. A safe space to explore feelings about motherhood openly and honestly, without judgement; this session is a very relaxed and quiet session with baby massage, babies on floor just soaking up gentle surroundings.
Singing and gentle yoga stretches, nursery rhymes.
First time parents come here to connect and to hide from the hustle and bustle of the city for a nurturing time with your baby.
Tuesdays - special meetups: La Leche League
La Leche League breastfeeding and home birth support group meets one Tuesday a month.
Next dates for LLL : 20.09; 25.10; 29.11; 13.12
Also, we offer parenting support meetups, festive/seasonal gatherings, craft workshops, etc...
For these events register to receive emails and news or click regularly on the news page of this website. The talks are more or less on a once or twice a month basis.
These special sessions are always mentioned in the 'news' page on this website.
Wednesdays 10.00to12.00 crawlers and toddlers
This group will provide a calm environment for new parents with babies crawling to walking.
We aim to provide a more open and relaxed and much calmer session; some parents prefer a calmer and smaller group for their more sensitive toddler.
This could be a good first timer group; contact us to be added onto the list or to ask for a visit.
Please note, although we invite babies to this group, we are not stopping families with older children.
It is still a mixed age group with the majority of babies and young toddlers.
Thursdays 10.00 to 12.00
Adult and Child group session- toddlers to young child
This session is open to all ages and especially older children who are curious and engaged;
we especially invite families with children who are soon stepping up onto Playgroup and/or Steiner Kindergarten and home-ed families. This group is led by a very experienced and qualified Steiner leader and will focus on adults joining in activities, domestic or crafty.
We will be baking, making, creating seasonal handmade objects; the idea is that the children join the adults, not the other way round! The group of adults will form a mini community led by commitment and dedication. Some of our parents built toys for our playgroup, mended, added, painted and decorated.
A lot of parents in this group will have an older child who is at Greenwich Steiner School and younger siblings at Acorns and are ready to support the school community.
Fridays 10.00 to 12.00
Adult and Child group session
This group is for toddlers and is open to parents and carers who like to connect and socialize.
Here often parents bring cakes and like to drink tea and relax. This group should feel less engaging and more informal; The Friday Club for busy parents!
Outdoor nature play session
@ The Wilderness
Greenwich Park Flower Garden
each Wednesday 10.30 to 13.30
in the vicinity of the Deer Enclosure in the woodland areas
This group meets informally as visitors in this area of the park, it will then visit other outdoor spaces in the area, like Mycenae Gardens, The East Greenwich Pleasaunce and Manor Gardens
'Wild Child outdoor play'
A lovely session open to all ages, inviting like minded people into nature play from various backgrounds like gentle care/simplicity parents, attachment parents, nannies, childminders and home ed families.
Acorns Adult and Child families and friends meet and children play creatively, with logs, earth, stones, sticks...you will be surprised by the wonderful ideas and the fun with very minimum adult intervention! Totally child led and unhurried.
We bring simple snacks/water and flasks, waterproofs, rugs...
or not much at all...in emergency we run to the pavilion café
in the heart of Greenwich Park for a cuppa! For emergency we mean extreme weather conditions only!
This group is ongoing through the Autumn term, and as stated before, it will move location so text me for exact location and time if you are not sure each Wednesday morning.
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