Little Owls get off to a flying start

Mum alittle owls 1nd childminder Adele Gummery is making sure toddlers and their parents in Haworth have somewhere fun to get together each week.

Adele used to attend a play group which had to close – and knowing how much young children benefit from mixing together, she was keen to find  a replacement.

A meeting with other parents, Tree Tops Children Centre staff, the Pre school Learning Alliance and ward councillor Rebecca Poulsen concluded that there was enough interest among parents to run a new group on their own at Tree Tops in Rawdon Rd, with Adele playing a central role.

The group was named Little Owls, and since opening in April, it’s been off to a flying start with up to 20 children attending at sessions, held on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

“We’ve had a lot of support from Haworth Primary School next door, and we’ve had funding to buy equipment which helps us create the kind of group where children can develop,” said Adele, pictured below, who leads the group along with fellow volunteer Annie Beckett.

“I know walking into a group for the first time can be a bit scary for parents, so it’s important that there’s a friendly atmosphere too.  People are coming back and we’re getting new attenders including dads.”

Anyone interested in attending or volunteering at the group is welcome to call on Monday 1pm to 2.30pm and Wednesday 10am to 11.30am. Healthy snack and hot refreshments provided. We offer messy play and cover all areas of learning

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