Little Saplings Stay and Play

Little Saplings is a parent/volunteer led stay and play group based in Enfield, North London. We cat

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Wishing all Little Saplings Family’s, Carers & Volunteers a Very Merry Christmas.

I know it’s been a strange year of ups and downs, highs and lows, rules and restrictions & constant changes, but us all and our little people have adapted & changed, worn masks, washed hands, stayed home & forgone interaction a lot of the time. We are all missing the normal.

But we have to be proud of the achievements, the way we’ve adapted, the support networks that have blossomed, the children taking it all in their stride (even if sometimes you have a million why questions!)

Take the small positives on the hard days and know that there’s always somewhere to turn to.

As always Little Saplings Inbox is open and we will help as much as we can, if we can’t we will help point you in the right direction. I know we have to be in our own household bubbles but we are most definitely not alone. Please reach out if you need us.

We have no idea when normal may resume, so please keep and eye on the page.

We are missing you all! We hope your Christmas is one to remember, although we may not have every family member at the table this year.

Keep safe, Enjoy & Merry Christmas from All at Little Saplings, Rebecca, Heather, Lauren, Gemma, Vicky & Sam. 🎄☃️❄️🤶🎅🧝‍♀️🧝‍♂️🎁


Happy Diwali from us all at Little Saplings 🪔


If you or some one you know are struggling to feed your child/ren this half term please feel free to contact the below resource or send us a message and we will help sign post you to further support. No child should have to go hungry and no parent or carer should have to feel guilty about asking for help. Covid has changed so much for so many. But there is help and support out there if you need it. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message, much love from all the volunteers at Little Saplings x


Hi everyone, I hope your all doing okay as we are all still weathering this Covid 19 storm. Just an update from Little Saplings point of view we will not look at re opening this year sadly. As much as we would like too a lot needs to happen behind the scenes, to make sure we are able to welcome you and your children back safely. That being said we are hoping to re launch and re start Little Saplings in January. We will no longer be hosting our Monday sessions in Honilands as unfortunately they can no longer accommodate us. But our existing Friday sessions at The Space are what we are aiming to get re started. That being said as Covid has brought many changes and challenges to us all, we will also have to follow government guidelines, rules and regulations so we have to take this into account and warn you as much as we would like to be open again in January, we really do not know what the future holds. So please do keep an eye on our page for further announcements. Thank you with love from all the Little Saplings Volunteers.


Will a one else be celebrating the NHS’s Birthday today? Don’t forget there’s also another clap at 5pm too.

Ahead of the celebrations on Sunday, why not download a Thank You poster, to colour at home and display? Go to for templates and ideas.

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The weeks have turned into months now, hope your all managing the day to day life, teaching, playing and just running a household routines. I’m sure you’ll all be pros by the end of this. Keep going I’m sure your all doing a fabulous job! But remember it’s okay to not be okay and if you need support we are only an inbox message away.

Are post like this helpful for parents and Carers?

Below I have found more rescources, teaching sheets, play ideas and craft ideas;

Marine environment toddler questions 06/05/2020

Marine environment toddler questions

For anyone home schooling, a video for the kids about marine environment and marine plastics. It’s been made by some of my brother in laws work colleagues.

Marine environment toddler questions

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With The 75th Anniversary of VE Day coming up this Friday here’s a selection of bunting and posters for you to print, colour, decorate and make. Why not host your own party in remeberance.

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Some more worksheets, games and ideas to keep the kids entertained.

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Here’s a selection of work sheets, crafts/activity ideas to make and do (some with step by step instructions), game ideas and construction ideas. Hopefully there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

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Another week has passed us all by, hope your all doing okay. Sorry I haven’t posted throughout the week but have decided to upload a selection of ideas/crafts and colouring pages. So watch this page and the posts to follow. Keep well and keep safe.

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How are we all doing? I’ve found some more resources for you all. How about creating your own salt dough memory of your lock down time? I’ve found some step by step instructions... if that’s not your thing there’s roll a rainbow game, some more scavenger hunt ideas, or ocean action cards to get you flapping like a seagull or swimming like a fish around the living room! You could even thing of your own animal and suitable actions and crest some cards yourself... hope your all doing okay, we’re missing our sessions with you all! Keep safe and well... all the little saplings volunteers 🌈🌳💚


Enfield Fire Station would like to make a display in there windows... they would like bright and colourful pictures to be sent to them or posted through there door... the address is on the post below... some thing for our little saplings children to do we know how good they are at making beautiful pictures 🌈 🎨


Happy Easter to all of our Little Saplings Children, Parents, Carers and Volunteers! It’s a rather unusual Easter for most of us this year but we hope the Easter bunny has managed to visit you all. We hope your all doing well and managing to enjoy quality time together, don’t hesitate to contact us if you need someone to talk too! Keep Safe, Keep Well love from all of us at Little Saplings 🐣 🐰 💐

Resource | Fun and Engaging Student Workbooks 08/04/2020

Resource | Fun and Engaging Student Workbooks

Free maths workbooks again with a wide age range covered here.

Resource | Fun and Engaging Student Workbooks Fun and Engaging Student Workbooks R-Y8 ACCESS NOW Fun and Engaging Student Workbooks R-Y8 ACCESS NOW If you’re looking for fun and engaging activities for students to use in class or at home – look no


Activity village have put together some activity packs with a variety of themes to help keep the kids busy. Check the out here;

Our little bit to help in these difficult times - activity packs to help you keep the kids busy and having fun, free for all. Please tell your friends, family, colleagues, share the link, and enjoy. And most importantly, stay safe.

Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education 08/04/2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education

Parents and Carers who may be homeschooling here’s a a helpful list of government recommended education resources;

Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education We use cookies to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services.

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt - free printables! 07/04/2020

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt - free printables!

With Easter fast approaching, I’ve found printable indoor Easter egg hunt that should keep the kids occupied or awhile x

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt - free printables! Who's up for an indoor Easter Egg Hunt?! My two boys used to love our Easter Egg Hunts, each year I would have to think of more and more clever hiding places and elaborate clues to get them racing round the house to discover their stash of chocolate eggs. Sadly now they are teenagers, taller than me...

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A couple more colouring in pages.


Morning all another Monday stuck at home, hope your all doing okay. Many of you probably don’t know I have a medical background myself and I actually wanted to share this poster that the NHS has produced, sadly with our current sittuation, many of us are avoiding seeking help with the everyday health issues that we may have done before hand. Dr Ranj shared this handy guide for parent added below, please if your kids are poorly don’t be afraid to get help, having worked in a children’s hospital I know kids can be fine one moment and rapidly go down hill. Keep safe and well, Rebecca x

Boredom Busting Hub 04/04/2020

Boredom Busting Hub

The Entertainer has released a boredom buster hub with lots of free printables, something else for you all to check out. Hope your all managing at home okay... remember our inbox is always open. Keep safe and well all! Xx

Boredom Busting Hub Welcome to The Entertainer’s Boredom Busting Ideas Hub! We have uploaded lots of content to keep children entertained whilst at home. Check back regularly for updates and new activity sheets! Please feel free to download and share! We have also created a NEW Facebook group where we will share more...

Little Learner Workbooks – Educational Workbooks for Kids 02/04/2020

Little Learner Workbooks – Educational Workbooks for Kids another great resource for parents and carers. This site has a self isolation free printable work book, something for most ages, contains a dairy, work sheets, colouring pages, planner, tv program/film lists of things to watch... definitely one to check out. Keep safe and well all Xx

Little Learner Workbooks – Educational Workbooks for Kids Categories Downloadable Books FREE – Self Isolation Printable Workbook for Kids Post author By Antony Briggs Post date March 26, 2020 No Comments on FREE – Self Isolation Printable Workbook for Kids Loading… Self Isolation Workbook for KidsIsolation Diary, Write a letterThings to do on...Homes...

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Following my last post about the page to join for ideas and tips these toddler timetables were posted today and they offer some brilliant ideas and structure that may help keep the little ones entertained. They reference the 30 day Lego challenge I added last week and should be in one of the albums if you need it. There also a great list of live web camera site so you can log on and watch zoos and other places! Keep safe, keep well all X

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A variety of colouring pages

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Hi everyone hope your all doing okay for most people week one of staying at home is over and we’re moving into week two! So for this weeks arty activity ideas home made of course hopefully these can help prevent little ones boredom. Hope your all & keep safe.


Check out this, Singing Hands! I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside these lovely ladies when I worked at Great Ormond Street, they are amazing at lightening the mood, engaging the children and getting them singing and moving. There are a number of events they are offering Monday - Friday, some free some with a very little fee, they are even doing an event for adults... please share and support these wonderful ladies and singing hands 🖐 🤚 ❤️

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Here’s some more ideas to help occupy those children at home, not all activities are suitable for all ages but most you can adapt in some way.

P.E with Joe | Tuesday 24th March 2020 26/03/2020

P.E with Joe | Tuesday 24th March 2020

Here's what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed: 👏🏼
(This is another resource I have shared)

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman

11.00am - English with David Walliams

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)…/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel…/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

P.E with Joe | Tuesday 24th March 2020 Day two of my 9am daily workouts

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As promised Monday to Friday I’m going to try and post ideas for things you can do with your children. So here goes for the first instalment, things to do indoors, useful websites for home education, indoor scavenger hunt. Parents and carers if you have any hints or tips too please also feel free to post to our little saplings page. Keep safe and well all.

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Parents and carers, if your struggling and need help please reach out, or if you can spare any help please help with volunteering. We’re all in this together, keep safe, keep well. Little Saplings Volunteers x


Little Saplings are also still here behind the scenes over the next few days I’m going to look into posting ideas of things you can do at home with your children. Our inbox is always open feel free to message us is if you need to sound off or that listening ear. No judgement we’re all in this, we will all get through this together. Keep well, keep safe.

We know that this is a difficult time for everyone, and we are here to help you during this time, whether that is bringing urgent supplies to your door or having a phone conversation with you


📢 does anyone need any 5+ nappies? I have almost a full pack from when I had my freinds little one with me, happy to give them to a little saplings family for free... before I give away on a local page, reply to me on on here x


📢 Little Saplings Parents and Carers, As you are all aware we have been following the corona virus updates closely. The uk government have now advised that all non essential clubs and non essential social contact should be avoided. That being said all Little Saplings Stay and Play Sessions at both Honilands and The Space Enfield are cancelled until further notice. Please check the page and we will update you as soon as we are able to open again. Thank you all again for your continued support especially at this difficult time that we are all facing. Wishing you and your family’s well, stay safe. With best wishes from all of the volunteers at Little Saplings.


📢This mornings Honilands session has now closed. ⛔️

Due to low attendance we have decided to close early to enable us to start a deep clean of the regularly used toys. 🧼🧹🧽

Thank you to the volunteers who will be cleaning to ensure that we can keep the children who use our facilities as safe as possible.

Please do keep checking our page, we currently are aiming to hold a session on Friday but considering we’re all in a very unpredictable situation as volunteers we are also taking things day by day.

Thank you to the parents and carers for your continued support.

All at Little Saplings 🌳


📢 Post on behalf of the Health Visitors at the well baby clinic run from Honilands Children’s Centre, this afternoons weighing session has been cancelled. All Well baby Clinics at Honilands have been cancelled until further notice. If you were due to see the health visiting team or have any concerns please contact them directly. We have no direct links with the health visiting team other than sharing a building with them so unfortunately we can not be of any help with this matter, we are just sharing as we know a few of our parent use this facility.


Myself, Gemma and the rest of the volunteers would like to announce that Little Saplings Stay and Play is currently remaining open.

Please do keep an eye on our page for updates, we are closely following the guidelines of the government, if we do cancel session it will be posted on our page.

As always hygiene is very important, we would like to assure you that we have antibacterial soap available for use during hand washing. Hand washing will also be offered upon arrival in addition to snack time.

To reduce the risk of spreading corona virus we will be serving the children's snack & drinks on disposable cups and plates for the time being. We are also looking into getting disposable cups for adult hot drinks. We are hoping to have this in place by Friday's session.

We will continue to look into ways that we can further reduce the risk to all who attend Little Saplings Stay & Play.

Thank you from all of the Little Saplings Volunteers.


Little Saplings Parents/Carers another brilliant way to show your children about the importance of hand washing and germs.

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If any Little Saplings Stay and Play parents or carers are finding it difficult to explain the current virus situation to their children this is a useful resource.






Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 9:30am - 11:30am

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