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Our mission is to provide a safe and stimulating place for young children and their parents/carers to play, learn and interact. Six aims underpin this mission: • Support children aged under five to learn, develop and to prepare for nursery education; •Promote bonding and attachment between children and their parents/carers; •Reduce isolation and help parents to develop supportive social networks; •Promote the health and well-being of children and families; •Provide quality equipment for loaning; •Enable access to our services from all sections of our local community, particularly those on a low income; and •Represent the aims and interests of our members. Based in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Our membership reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the borough.
The P.E.G Play Project will provide quality outdoor play for families; to improve physical/mental well being, promote family learning, provide training opportunities for adult participants, and bring communities together. The project will be delivered through workshops at our Centre. Families will design, develop, plant and build the space together. Features include edible hedges, a sensory garden, fruit and vegetable planters, dens, mud kitchen, wildlife habitats, compost bins and water butts, a storytelling area, sand pit/water play areas. Families will have the opportunity to take produce home to grow in their garden, on balconies or window sills. We currently have 1000 registered families and will advertise to the wider community in the Wood Street Ward.