Aspen Heights British School is a school that prides itself on being a true community school. We host regular events where we invite everyone to join us.
This term we launched our Toddler Time events, where toddlers and their parents were invited to come into our school for an opportunity to interact with each other. The toddlers play and the parents get a chance to meet members of our Senior Leadership and Early Years Team.
Our Head of Primary, Laura Stevens said, “The Toddler Time events aim to bring our community closer together by allowing parents with children who are preschool age, to come together through play. The children have various activities that they engage with, and the parents are able to have a coffee, talk and provide support to one another about these early years. I also carry out a sing and sign session for the group. I bring my toddler to the sessions, in order to engage with the wider community.”
The sessions provide children with opportunities to practice important social and emotional skills as
they interact with other children their own age.
“These sessions have been great for my daughter, and she has really enjoyed playing the different activities in the classroom – the sing and sign session in the end is lovely. I heard about this group through Aspen’s social media and appreciate the different timings they have provided for parents to be able to attend. I also got a chance to speak to Head of EYFS and other team members, which has been great to understand the learning and curriculum of the school. I look forward to enrolling my daughter with Aspen for the next academic year,” shared a parent who attended Toddler Time sessions.
The Head of Early Years and Foundation Stage, Rose Akachi shared her thoughts on the events. “The Toddler Time event is one of my favourite times of the week. We have a lovely group of families who attend regularly, and it is a great opportunity to catch up with them and play with their children. It is so lovely to see nannies attending as well as mums. We have children from 6 months to 4 years old attending and it has been great to see them grow over the last term. There are a range of activities for the children to take part in – the creative ones are always the most popular! We also have teachers, from the Foundation Stage team, leading on activities to give the children a taster of learning in Nursery and FS2 at our school. We would love to welcome more families to these events.”
Do you have a toddler? Come and join one of our Toddler Time events.