Our monthly, inter-generational playgroup for bumps to preschool.

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Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we are unable to run any parent support groups until further notice. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page to keep up to date with when we will be able to restart this group.

Acorns and Oaks was created after seeing the success of other inter generational playgroups in the UK and especially in Australia. The benefits of inter-generational programs and meaningful cross-age relationships can decrease social isolation and increase older adults’ sense of belonging, self-esteem, and well-being, while also improving social and emotional skills of children.NCT volunteers and group attendees

Part of Plymouth and West Devon's NCT's ethos is to reduce loneliness that parents may feel in their first 1000 days so linking this to the older generation who are also vulnerable to social isolation seemed perfect.

The group is in its early stages, and is run on a ticketed first come first served basis each month. Tickets can be reserved through the Facebook event.  We're delighted that the first one was fully booked, and we hope to go from strength to strength.

Hartbeeps Fun at Acorn and OaksIf you are interested in attending, or volunteering at a group in the future, sign up to our mailing list, and follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with what's going on.  

We would love volunteers to join us to host these sessions in their local residential homes with the support of Plymouth and West Devon NCT. Even if you would like to volunteer but are not sure if you are suited or have the time, please get in touch as we have all sort of opportunities in branch. Our Branch Coordinator can be reached via email at plymouth@nct.org.uk

Our next Acorns and Oaks dates are:

  • Monday 8th June 2020
  • Monday 6th July 2020

Please sign up to our mailing list to find out when spaces will be released for the upcoming dates.

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