Stay and Learn  

When: Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30 Thursday 9.30 – 11.30 Baby Stay & Learn: a Monday from 9.30 – 11.30 AM

Who: Chantel and Muna Where: Children’s Centre

About the session

Stay and Learn are fun free sessions for families with young children under the age of 5 years.

Monday from 9.30 – 11.30 AM (Baby Stay & Play: for families with children aged 0 – 18 months)

Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30
Thursday 9.30 – 11.30

During these sessions children can enjoy painting, sticking, singing, sensory play, outdoor play and many more new experiences! We use the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework to support children’s development and to help prepare children for pre-school.

The Aims of Stay and Learn are:
• For children to play and interact with other children
• For parents and carers to meet and socialise with each other
• For parents and carers to access information and guidance
• To make friends and feel part of their local community
• To prepare children for nursery or school

Learning Journeys

In our Stay & Play session we offer the opportunity for you as a parent / carer to make a Learning Journey book to show your children’s interests and development over a period of time.

Seasonal Events and Celebrations

Throughout the year the Children’s Centre celebrates the different seasons, celebrations, festivals and events that take place in our vibrant community. We advertise our events during the Stay & Learn sessions to parents.

Professional Drops In

The Children Centre welcomes professionals to drop in and give advice to parents about a variety of topics. Such as nutrition, home safety, employment support, family support and the maternity champions.

If you are a professional who would like to come speak to our parents please get in touch.

Fun Visits From Early Years Organisations

The Children’s Centre hosts different fun organisations who come and run educational sessions and activities. This varies from time to time. Suchas the Royal Academy Of Music mini sparks music sessions, Wiggle Waggle’s physical music session, Chicken Shed Theatre Group and many more!


Once a year and the end of the school term the Children’s Centre have a trip out to an exciting location, such as the London Aquarium. Please speak to the Early Years team if you would like to know more.

About The Tutors

Chantel Gordon is the Early Years Co-ordinator of the Old Oak Community and Children’s Centre, working with children for over 23 years and has been at the Centre for 8 years. She has successfully completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Years Teaching and Learning (Level 6).  She runs the Baby Stay and Play sessions and has completed a Foundation course in Makaton training. She also runs the under-fives Stay and Learn sessions and supports children’s learning and development through observation and planning – offering advice to parents on how children learn through stimulating play experiences, co-ordinating the monitoring of children’s progress checks and 3 years old assessments.  Chantel also runs the Crèche for families wishing to take part in the services available at the centre, like our family learning programmes, English classes and health workshops. If you would like any further information, she is never too far away or too busy, so please pop in and say hello.

Muna Haji is the Early Years Worker and has been at Old Oak for over 8 years. Trained with a NVQ level 3 in childcare and is a qualified Baby Massage Tutor (running our Baby Massage courses). She is always on hand to talk to parents about their child’s development. Muna also works part time in reception and has a finger on the pulse with everything happening at the Centre.

We hope to see you soon