Little Acorns

Supported by City of Culture GreenFutures programme, Coventry City Council, The National Lottery Community Fund, Severn Trent Community Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund

As part of our residency at Moat House Park, Wood End Starfish were delighted to be collaborating with Anna from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Education Team and Coventry Libraries Service, and Faith Costley Early Years Practitioner for these Early Years Foundation Stage nature and creativity sessions for parents/carers and their preschool children living in the Wood End/Henley Green/Bell Green community. These sessions were fun and creative ways to explore nature in the park for positive wellbeing.

WhenTuesdays 10am – 12pm (Term time only between 8th March and 24th May)
WhereMoat House Park
WithKerry and Faith from Starfish, Anna from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and staff from Coventry Library Service.
What10am – 10.30 – Grab a cuppa and explore the library activities
10.30am – 11.30am – Nature Tots exploration and activities
11.30am – 12pm – Storytime


Where do we meet? We will be in the middle of the park at the back of the Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue CV2 1EA and will have bunting, chairs, tables and signage so you can see where we are.

How long will each session be? Sessions last 2 hours but are drop in so you can arrive when you want to and stay for as long or as little as you like.

How many people will be in a session? We have space for 15 tots per session.

What if the weather is wet? We have event shelters at the ready if the weather is wet so don’t let that stop you and your little one coming!

Are there any toilets/baby changing facilities? Unfortunately there is no toilet at Moat House Park but you can access the toilets at Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre and if you wish to change your tot in the park we have our little Teepee with a change mat, wipes and nappy sacks for you.

What do I need to do to prepare? Just bring yourself and your tot, wearing shoes that keep your feet dry, warm clothes including a coat. We will provide all of the resources and equipment you and your tot need for the sessions.

Is there somewhere I will be able to sit? We have chairs at the sessions and picnic blankets.

I have/my tot has a disability/health condition/access needs which may prevent us from attending, is additional access support available? 

Yes, we want to make sure you and your little one feel safe, comfortable and cared for when you come to the sessions. In order for us to achieve this care we need to know about your needs so we actively encourage you to let us know any health conditions/disabilities/access needs you and your tot have.

Please call/text/whatsapp Kerry on 07907 823125 and she can chat with you to explore any specific needs you and your tot may have in relation to the sessions (including spatial, sensory, social, physical and mental) so you can feel safe and your needs are understood.

I may feel nervous and would like someone I know to come with me is that ok? Yes if you would like someone you know to come with you to support you then they are welcome to come.

Can I bring my dog? Unfortunately, we can’t have any dogs at these early years sessions for health & safety reasons. If you require the support of a trained assistance animal – please let us know. 

I’m not keen on dogs – please be aware that there will be dog’s and their owners walking in the park and some of them might like to come and see what we are doing. Most owners will have their dogs on leads and stay at a polite distance but if there is a dog not on a lead we will ask the owner to put the dog on a lead to ensure the dog is under control.

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