Here are just some of the comments made by parents and carers of children at The Challenge Group, a playgroup and support group for families or carers with a baby or child with any additional needs, together with their siblings.
“The Challenge group has been a life-line for me”
“This place is like family for me”
“I don’t know what I would have done without this group”
“I love how people so celebrate my child and all the steps he makes. You don’t have to worry if your child is difficult as people won’t judge you”.
“This place is love”.
Having a baby or child with additional needs can be a particularly challenging and isolating experience. You might feel like you no longer fit in. We want to offer parents a small haven in the week and offer a normal playgroup experience where you can feel nurtured and make friendships.
We provide a welcoming space where parents can have a free massage and enjoy homemade cakes, fruit together with teas and coffees and a listening ear. Each week we give a beautiful bouquet of flowers to a family. We also celebrate the children’s birthdays. There is no charge to attend!
There are new bright toys and we have a team who can help watch your child and give siblings lots of attention whilst you relax.
We have parents who have come for ten years and others who have just started coming.
So please come and join! Whether you want to come as a parent or if you would like to bake cakes or come and paint nails or help us spread the word about this wonderful resource.
The Challenge Group meets every Friday during term time from 10-11.30am at St James Church, Muswell Hill
The Challenge group comes under the WAVE (We’re All Valued Equally) umbrella wave-for-change.org.uk