Menstrie Tiny Tots is run by its members for its members. They welcome all parents and carers of children age 5 and under. The group meets each Monday and Thursday from 10am to 12pm. Children enjoy active play, arts & crafts and musical activities as well as a snack and drink. Tea and coffee are provided for parents and carers along with much-needed support. The group is a great way to get to know more people in the village and allows the children to make friends, helping the transition into nursery and primary school. The peer support has also been a lifeline for many new parents/carers to adjust to the new challenges raising a child/ren entails.
The group are looking for volunteers to assist with the planning and delivery of activity sessions. You will be involved in assisting to plan each session, and could have different themes/activities for each. For example having a crafts session, or games. Songs and stories are also a favourite.
To carry out this role, you will volunteer alongside parents, carers and fellow volunteers. The board members of the group are at the sessions, and will be your training and support network throughout your role. Experience working with children would be beneficial, but a cheery disposition, and a creative streak is what matters to bring fun and learning to each session.
Any training required will be carried out as much as possible "on the job". You will have the chance to shadow fellow volunteers, and go through a short induction. Additional training (such as food hygiene for preparing snack) will be arranged as necessary.