LEAP NEWS - LEAP Stay and Play at Jubilee Hall!

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On Saturday 5th September, the LEAP team was excited to spend a fun-filled day with parents and their children at Jubilee Hall stay and play day for families.

The event was organised by the Tulse Hill Tenants and Residents Association (THETRA) and Parent Champions for families with young children living on the Tulse Hill Estate to promote the Happy Hours stay and play sessions, which take place every Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am at Jubilee Hall.

Happy Hours is a place where parents and carers enjoy quality time with their young children with fun games and toys. It’s also a space where parents can meet with other parents and chat over a cup of tea while their children are playing in a safe and stimulating environment. The sessions are run by parent volunteers who make sure that everyone – adults and children – are made welcome and have a good time.

We were pleased to meet lots of local families who live on the estate and surrounding neighbourhood. Many parents were excited about the LEAP programme and signed up to learn more about it.

Families also had the opportunity to meet with Barbara Kaucky, our LEAP architect, who showed them design options for some internal and external improvement work of the stay and play space. It’s really important to us to involve parents in the design process and they gave us lots of valuable and helpful feedback.

The day saw lots of families attending and enjoying the different activities that we had organised together with the Parent Champions and the Lambeth family learning team. The Zumbini (a dance and movement session for young children and parents) was a great success, and many parents and children joined in the dancing, drumming and played with all the other instruments that Zaira, the Zumbini instructor, had brought with her!

Happy Hours stay and play sessions take place every Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am at Jubilee Small Hall. The Jubilee Small Hall is behind the Jubilee Hall near to Leander Road and Tulse Hill entrances to Tulse Hill Estate.