All year round

Tuesdays – 10.00am – 11.30am
Fridays – 10.00am -11.30am

West Smethwick Methodist Church, St Paul’s Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 1EX

We deliver two free sessions per week and sessions are facilitated by an Early Years Practitioner.  The central aim of stay and play is to provide shared play and learning opportunities for young children aged 0-5 years and their parents, grandparents and carers.  Sessions are informal and play based encouraging parents to participate fully in their children’s learning. 

Our stay and play services aim to support and improve:

  • Parent’s capacity to support their children’s development and learning
  • Parent’s levels of confidence, knowledge, skills, motivation and communication
  • Promotion of effective, positive approaches to managing behaviour
  • Effective transitions
  • Opportunities for signposting to other support services
  • Healthy eating and living
  • Social isolation and peer support
  • Attachments, relationships and parent’s responsiveness to their children
  • Active learning, problem-solving and growing independence
  • Children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development