indoor activities for under 3s

Allow more adults to attend activities with kids under 3. This groups are not eligible for nursery and so have very little available to them
eg pre school gymnastics, musics groups.

Provided the adults are socially distant and good hygiene standards.

Why the contribution is important

mental health of toddlers and parents
social development of toddlers
exercise and development

by snowyowl on October 05, 2020 at 08:50PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.1
Based on: 19 votes


  • Posted by HappyPumpkin81 October 05, 2020 at 20:57

    My child turns 3 next month and will not be eligible for a nursery place due to the government scrapping the 30 hours entitlement and a lack of nursery space in our area. Improve access to indoor activities for 0-5's please.
  • Posted by KirstyMHirst October 05, 2020 at 20:58

    Indoor activities for under 3’s absolutely need to be available. Not only do the children need this for their social and physical development but their parents need it too. I’m a stay at home mum and having nowhere to take my son is having a massively negative effect on my mental health. We could manage in the summer months but now the weather is cold and wet. Being outside with a crawling baby is not manageable in the current climate.
  • Posted by ammys83 October 05, 2020 at 21:01

    My daughter had just started going to a play session run by Early Years Scotland when it suddenly stopped due to coronavirus. This is something she thoroughly enjoyed and helped to develop her social and learning skills. To not have somewhere for under 3s to attend with an adult is really sad and an injustice to children . This is the time in their lives they should be able to have free interaction and access to places that make their imaginations thrive. All these places should be following strict hygiene conditions anyway so having them open should not be an issue. Sometimes these places may also be the only place where the child’s parent/carer get a chance to interact with other adults too so taking it away from them has a negative effect on mental health. Let kids be kids and have access to these places.
  • Posted by Kirstin October 05, 2020 at 21:17

    The social development of 1-3 year olds is being completely overlooked when all other age groups learning and development is being prioritised. Playing in a park with 1 other household doesn't teach them the range of skills that need developing at this stage. The indoor group sessions for toddlers need reviewed as a priority.
  • Posted by Krissy90 October 06, 2020 at 01:18

    Defo needed for the wee ones , not being able to get out and meet other parents has affected my mental health even more . The longer it’s left the harder it is to go out . My / year old is constantly asking why her friends left her from softplays and is always upset about it
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