March 20, 2020

Firstly, we hope that you and those close to you are safe and well.

In these troubling and uncertain times, we want to update you on how we plan to support the children we work with. The closure of some early years settings will mean that we may be unable to continue wi...

December 18, 2019

Fill your stocking with fun and laughter!

There is a big trend this year towards sustainability and a return to a less materialistic ideal of Christmas. With this in mind I have been rethinking my sons Christmas stocking; usually it costs me a fortune and the small toys...

December 18, 2019

We all know how important sensory play is for our children’s early development.  But how much do we really understand about our ‘senses’?  If you immediately think of the five main senses, read on to find out how much more is really happening!

Children are bor...

March 14, 2019

On Friday the 8th March, Rachel and Lucy joined lots of other hopeful nominees at The Creative Learning Guild, a charity based in Yorkshire that supports the grassroots creative learning movement across the UK.  Organisations, individuals and charities came from all ov...

February 25, 2019

Following the success of our Sensory Play booklets (aimed at 2-4 year olds) we have been approached by Early Years practitioners, parents and carers, asking for ideas for how they can further support their babies and toddlers' development, using sensory play....

May 17, 2018

Sensory play can be a wonderful tool for helping kids to calm down.  We were recently asked to give an idea for soothing kinds of play.  Often play is raucous , loud and exuberant and this is fantastic, but play can also be calming and therapeutic. Sometimes it helps c...

March 19, 2018

We recently wrote a blog for Mumbler (Calderdale), a new online parenting community.  As well as discussing the benefits of sensory play and describing our current projects, there is also an idea for a fun Splat Mat activity to try at home.

Please have a read:

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January 16, 2018

I started my new role as Sensory Play Outreach Worker in September and have since made contact with 25 partner organisations in North, East and Central Halifax. Amongst these, I have met with Unique Ways, Sure Start, Early Intervention and Health Visitors, who have all...

November 14, 2017

The pod looks out of this world as we blast off on our space adventures as part of the Sense project.  The diversity of skills that the children reveal to us in their play always amazes us! As we explore our space theme the children wow us with their increased confiden...

September 29, 2017

Last night was a very proud moment for all of the Grow Big team as we won Best New Charity 2017 at the Community Spirit Awards #CharityAwards2017! It was an amazing evening; the room was buzzing with such positivity and we felt very privileged to be surrounded by so ma...

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Threeways Centre

Nursery Lane

Halifax

West Yorkshire

HX3 5SW

 

 

Registered Charity 1163855