Parent and Toddler Play and Music Group

Parent and Toddler Play and Music Group

Contact

Email: helen.thrower@each.org.uk

Name: Helen Thrower

Phone: 01223 815108

Why have a group?

It enables your child to benefit from stimulation and social interaction through play and music.

Parents and carers often ask us for new activity ideas and express and interest in meeting with families in similar situations.

Who can attend the group?

Families/carers that use any part of our Milton hospice care services are wellcome, as long as they have pre-school children.

What will you do?

Each two-hour session will include specialist play, music therapy, a chance to speak with other members of the care team and plenty of refreshments!

What are the aims of the group?

  • To offer a variety of play opportunities for your child, providing access to our sensory room, garden and well-equipped play room
  • To provide therapeutic music-making opportunities as a group
  • To provide families with fun and creative ways to interact with their children at home
  • To enable parents and carers to meet together in a supportive setting with other families in similar situations
  • To offer children and families the opportunity to meet with some of the EACH professionals, including our EACH play specialist, music therapist, art therapist, counsellors, occupational therapist and physiotherapist​

... and fun for all!

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  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH