Facet Therapy

Every child matters and every child needs healthy attachment experiences to help shape their grow.

Time-2-Play Classes are...

Based on early intervention and prevention principles to support children's basic emotional needs and challenging behaviour.

Structured weekly therapeutic classes for toddlers and older children
Focuses on building your child's overall well-being and development
Help healthy attachment experiences between parent and child
Helps children learn to be mindful of others, understand empathy, kindness, patience, morals, respect, differences
Challenge weaknesses and builds on strengths whilst having fun and playing
Improve behaviour, learning, language, brain development and body fitness
Gain friendship groups for parents and children; as well as feel supported in the group
Inclusive of diversity and welcome difference in the wider community

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Why this works

Time2Play is therapeutic play. It is not ‘play therapy’ in the counselling form, but it offers the therapeutic principles that enable children establish healthy relationships with themselves and others. Our philosophy is to offer positive, healthy attachment experiences with each child, and to build connections that mirrors a 'good nurturing parent'. This means we need to be fully attentive and offer professional integrity. This is the 'relational' aspect of how we may experience each other, but it can give children and young people the right tools to build upon their developmental foundations.

Our Play Practitioner and Therapists uses therapeutic techniques to help the engagement of that relationship. As a result, it creates healthy chemicals within the brain, which ultimately enables children and young people to have better coping strategies and emotional regulation. In the long run, they will develop a strong sense of self and the ability to sustain healthier relationships.

The Importance of Play

Play is ...
structured, free,  expressive, risky or safe, explorative, pretend, imaginative and creative

Play allows children to learn and strengthen their overall development and wellbeing. It can decrease anxiety levels, low mood and improves social isolation. The ability to play encourages children to learn what is safe play, make their own risk assessments, limitations, boundaries, and capabilities. It can also help them become curious, creative, observe, experiment, act out and recreate what they've learned into manageable play that tests out their own understanding of the world. Children can feel positive and happy within themselves, laugh and have fun learning different cultures in different spaces.

Time-2-Play Groups

Tiny Hands - ages 2-4yrs

Junior Hearts - ages 4.5yrs - 7yrs

Each group is aimed at providing relevant age-appropriate games which helps to draw out confidence, communication skills, listen to and acting upon instructions, reducing negative behaviour, creating healthy pathway connections in the brain, make new friends and feel part of something.

As children get older, they are welcome to join the next level. They would have been used to the structure of the activities and a good continuation from what they have learned so far. They will feel empowered to help support and encourage new children in the group, which helps them to settle more quickly.

Drop-In and try before you buy!

Please feel free to pop in and get a taste of what our classes are like before you commit to the revolving programme. It is important to see how your child feels about the class and whether this is right for him or her.

Time-2-Play Parties

Dancing Penguin Mascot

Why not hire our Dancing Penguin Mascot to meet and greet your guests on those special occasions. Happy feet, happy faces!