The Playbus is always out and about. We currently run free play sessions in Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. Find out when we’re next in your area with the Hackney Playbus Timetable to join in with the family fun.
The Hackney Playbus can also be booked for one off parties, festivals and community events. The service includes full use of the Playbus, indoor and outdoor toys and experienced play workers. You can also book extras through us, such as face painting and bouncy castles. Contact us to find out more.
The Hackney Playbus can be commissioned to provide a regular weekly play and outreach service form 1 month to 1 year and beyond. The aim of the service is to take learning through play to under fives who are not accessing early years provision and to reach their families with information about services available to them.
We can also provide a family friendly environment for public consultations and can supply qualified creche workers for public events. Finally Hackney Playbus services can run under-5′s activities in a venue of your choice. Please contact us for more information.
We also deliver a variety of activities at local children’s centres.
Rollers and Crawlers
Our under 1s group which focuses on supporting parents and carers with children under 1, received fantastic feedback from families and our professional partners.
Visiting Clinical Psycologist Dr. Virginia Lumsden, said;
‘Rollers and Crawlers (under one’s group) is an excellent example of community-based early intervention. The informal, drop in format, in combination with a structured session, provides an accessible space for parents and their babies’
A new Rollers and Crawlers support group will be starting in Thomas Fairchild Children’s Centre, Shoreditch on 20th September 2013 weekly 10am-12pm.
Music and Movement
Music and movement is a class for under 5s where children and carers can socialise and enjoy moving and singing along to music and playing physical games. Sessions are lead by enthusiastic Playbus staff keen to help children and carers a like enjoy physical movement.
Join in with our Music and Movement sessions at Linden Children’s Center in Dalston most Thursdays 1:30pm-2:30pm. Please check with the center to see if the session is running.
How you can help
The Hackney Playbus is a charity and help is always welcome. We’re currently looking for volunteers.
Come and support our work on the bus. If you are friendly, enjoy working with children under 5 and looking for work experience or a way to support your local community we would love to hear from you. Please get in contact
It is crucial that we capture all of the fun that happens in our sessions both for publicy and to report back to funders. If you have skills and interest in photography and your own camera we would love to hear from you. Please get in contact.
Our office is always very busy doing all of the behind the scenes work. If you have an interest and skills in administration that you would like to offer, we would love your support. Also if you have particular skills in WordPress web developing or bid writing please get in touch.