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Tuneful Chatter

Playful and fun weekly sessions for 0 - 5's and their grown ups

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Bring your children, aged 0 – 5, to take part in playful arts activities with Tuneful Chatter at The Point! Here, your children will have fun with experienced artists using music, dance and drama activities. These sessions are designed to encourage language and communication skills.

Sessions run weekly on Fridays, 10.30am – 11.30am at The Point.

You do not need to book a place to attend these sessions, you are very welcome to drop in. If the session ever becomes too full, we will use a first come, first served system to keep the number of people in the room at a reasonable level.

Please note, there is a maximum of 2 adult places per child. Children must be accompanied by their parents/ carers throughout the session.

Visual Art Family Sessions

Join visual artist Bethan Maddocks for a sensory exploration session and to make your own shadow puppets! We will have lots of exciting materials for your little ones to explore.

These sessions are free to access, but places are limited so booking is essential. Please note, the same content will be repeated in each session.

Book here for Tuesday 9th April – 10am – 11am

Book here for Tuesday 16th April – 10am – 11am

What should I bring with me?

We will provide all of the creative materials for you and your child to take part in the sessions.

Facilities

The Point is an accessible building, with lifts, disabled toilets and a Changing Places toilet, with changing table and hoist.

We have space available for buggies to be stored during the session, please ask one of our team to show you when you arrive. Please take all personal items off your buggy and bring them with you into the workshop space. Wheelchairs and sleeping babies in buggies are welcome in the room.

Quiet spaces and feeding

The Point is a breastfeeding friendly venue. For babies, feeding in the session is absolutely fine, or we have quiet spaces that you can use if you prefer.

In order to keep the workshop space clear and safe for movement, we ask that snacks for toddlers are given in one of our quiet spaces around the building. All Tuneful Chatter sessions are relaxed and leaving the session for a snack is not a problem.

We also have a cafe in the building, with high chairs available. If you would prefer to bring your own food, you are welcome to sit in our Glazed Link, Courtyard or Garden areas.

Getting here

Please see our website here for guidance on getting to The Point.

Please note that The Point’s car park is for staff only. There is one disabled space available for a Blue Badge holder which must be booked in advance (email hello@thepoint.org.uk or ring 01302 341662).

There is lots of on street parking available on Chequer Road, South Parade and Hall Cross Hill FREE up to 2 hours.

Please ensure that you read our Safety Guide (below) before your first session.

We want you to enjoy Tuneful Chatter in a fun, safe and comfortable way.

By participating in any of our Tuneful Chatter sessions you agree to:

Follow any advice given to you or your child(ren) by your GP or health professional about taking part

If you or your child(ren) have any concerns or feel unwell, please stop and seek medical advice

Make sure the space around you is clear of hazards you could bump into or trip over

Amend or adapt any of the exercises and movements to best suit you and your child(ren)’s needs

If you prefer to sit down, please do!

Wear suitable clothing and remove footwear and socks before the start of the session

Clothing must be comfortable and loose, without anything that could get caught (such as jewellery or scarves)

Please bring a bottle of water for you and your child(ren)

Please feel free to breastfeed as / when / wherever you need

Please save snacks or food for before or after the session, outside the studio

Changing facilities are available, please toilet or change your child(ren) in the allocated Changing Place

darts and our artists are not responsible for any injury sustained by you during the course of any activity

Please take the sessions at your own pace – and enjoy!

You can download a copy of the Tuneful Chatter Safety Guide here.

Contact sophie@wearedarts.org.uk or 01302 493843 if you have any questions at all.

Tuneful Chatter is funded by Arts Council England’s Place Partnership programme and City of Doncaster Council. The project is delivered by a local consortium of expert partners: darts, Cast and City of Doncaster Early Years Intervention and Prevention Service. Our critical friend is the National Literacy Trust and evaluation support is provided by Sheffield Hallam University. We hold an annual conference – if you would like more information, please contact sarah@wearedarts.org.uk

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