We have two drop-in space at Pen Green; the Family Room and Adult Infant Drop-in. Both spaces are set up for families with children (under 3 years in adult infant drop in & under 5 years in the family room). Adults can enjoy a hot drink and a chat with staff and other families in a relaxed, informal environment. We offer child age appropriate activities including heuristic and messy play opportunities. Staff provide a pedagogically appropriate environment for children and adults to spend quality time together. We encourage and promote outdoor play all year round and have two lovely garden areas for families to access.
Drop in Spaces
Staff in the drop – in spaces are members of the family support team, providing advice and guidance about other groups and services available to your family and promote services throughout our community.
We promote healthy eating across both spaces and provide snacks are in line with our healthy eating policy.
The Family Room
Open 8am – 6pm
Staff available from 9 – 3pm Monday – Friday
Wednesday & Friday closes at 3pm – used by another service.
Wednesday 9.45 – 10.15 – music group
The family room is located in the main centre, close to our beach and soft room.
Families often use this space throughout the settling in period when their children start in our nurseries. Some families will use the family room before, after and sometimes instead of groups.
The room can be accessed by adults with or without their children.
Adult infant drop-in
9 – 3pm Tuesday-Thursday
Our adult infant drop in is located in the little Jimmy’s Bungalow, which can be accessed from Rockingham Road.
Little Jimmy’s has three areas for families to use. In addition to the main drop in room, we have a reception area and health room. The health room is used by visiting health professionals for clinics and appointments throughout the week.
Groups run in the drop-in space On Monday and Friday all day, during this time families are welcome to use the reception area, if waiting to access groups/services or use the Family Room in the main centre building.