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***Following Government guidelines the community centre will be closed to all large groups from 20/03/20 until further notice. Smaller groups can continue to use the centre for now. The playgroup and kindergarten are closed in their usual format from 20/03/20. (Keyworker parents and those of vulnerable children will be told directly of provision) The manager will continue to be at the centre and will respond to phone and email enquiries as required.***
Legoclub was set up for children on the autistic spectrum and those with special needs. It is a friendly place where they and their parents can enjoy a change of scenery whilst really being themselves! This is a relaxed event for children and young people to create, socialise and develop friendships.
Parents, this time is for you to relax. Bring your book, paper, shopping list or friend and take some headspace. If you want to talk or wonder what services might be available please ask the organisers, they are happy to listen & signpost.
Coffee, tea and biscuits are available and packed lunches are welcome.
For many of our children transitions are difficult. We know tidying up and going home can easily cause an upset. Feel free to leave just before tidy-up time, we want parents to have a relaxing time and an easy departure.
Following feedback from the girls attending we now also have some "girly" Lego!
When: 12:00-14:00, once a month
Where: Fleetville Community Centre, Royal Rd, St Albans AL1 4LQ.
Who: Children with SEN and their siblings. Best suited to ages 0-14
What: Free play with Lego and Duplo
Cost: £2 per child £1 per sibling
Queries: 077 350 72 964
Future Saturdays: 1 February, 7 March, 4 April, 9 May and 6 June. Summer break in July and August. Back Saturday 12 September, 3 October, 7 November and 5 December.
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Fleetville Community Centre
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