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Youth and Early Years

GBT Youth and Early Years Department provides a range of services and activities for children, young people and families.

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Meet the Team

 
Kyrstie
Connor
Strategic Lead
 
Caroline
Watson
Youth and Early Years Development Worker
 
Ashley
Swan
Youth and Early Years Development Worker
 
Rebecca
Hay
Development Worker and Radio Support
 
Ian
Hamilton
Radio Development Worker
Youth and Early Years Activities
We currently deliver a timetable of community-based activities.
 

 

Messy Play

Messy play is fun and imaginative. It fosters curiosity, imagination and exploration.

It also helps to promote physical development and support friendships as well as the ability to play independently. Communication and language are also developed throughout messy play sessions.

Gross and fine motor control and problem-solving skills are built through the sessions which allow children to develop at their own speed.

To find out more contact caroline.watson@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.

Sensory Play

Sensory sessions provide a focus on stimulating your baby's senses through exploring different sounds, textures and sights, which will help to increase your baby's awareness of the world around them.

It supports the development of fine and gross motor skills, cognitive growth and fosters a social interaction.

To find out more, contact caroline.watson@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.

Outdoor Play

Playing outdoors allows children to develop self-confidence, independence and self-esteem. It also allows them to become aware of limits, boundaries and challenge in their play.

When children are outdoors, they are more likely to try new activities.

To find out more, contact caroline.watson@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.

Baby Massage

Encourages positive interaction between parents and their children.

Sessions act as an informal way to develop parenting skills and activities have been designed to help parents form a bond with their child.

To find out more, contact kim@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.

Antenatal Group

This group aims to take an early intervention and prevention approach by providing antenatal services that support families throughout the whole pregnancy and create clear pathways into Early Years services.

We run a 5 week programme, providing a range of activities linked to a variety of antenatal and postnatal topics.

To find out more, contact kim@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.

Bookbug

Bookbug sessions combine stories, songs, and rhymes in a fun and interactive way for children and families.

The sessions aim to encourage parents to share stories, songs and rhymes with their babies from birth onwards, and to continue with the story telling and nursery rhymes at home.

To find out more, contact Heather.McCloy@prisons.gov.scot via email or call us on us 01501 825800.

Play on Pedals

Play on Pedals will teach pre-school children about the parts of a bicycle, how to fit a helmet correctly and the basics of looking after their bikes.

Through a series of fun and imaginative activities, they will be helped to develop their balance and control skills, using a pedal-less balance bike.

Suitable for ages 2-5.

To find out more, contact kyrstie@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on 01501 825800.

Monday After School Club

After School Club runs on a Monday evening during term-time and provides a range of fun activities indoors and outdoors for children in primary 1 to 7.

To find out more, contact caroline.watson@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.
 

Science Project

We are very grateful to be funded by Children in Need for our science project. This enables us to provide fun and engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) sessions and clubs for young people.

Science activities include weekly clubs (Science Club and Curiosity Craft Club), meeting scientists and interviewing them for podcasts and one-off workshops (previous workshops have included light painting, fire and ice demonstrations and 'meet your river' days.

By taking part in our informal science activities, young people have reported an increase in confidence, and have developed their communication and practical skills, while having lots of fun!

To find out more, contact rebecca@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on 01501 825800.
 

Tuesday Youth Group

Tuesday Club is a youth drop-in for young people in primary 5 to 7 that provides a safe space for young people to try new activities, build relationships and work on their personal development.

To find out more, contact caroline.watson@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.
 

Other Youth Groups

Pokemon Club
A safe space for all Pokemon lovers P1+ to meet, trade cards, play games and take part in fun Pokemon activities!

Dungeons and Dragons Club
A safe space for all Dungeons and Dragons fans to meet and play the game.

To find out more, contact kyrstie@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.
 

Music Club

P4-P7's can come along and learn instruments and work on projects on Thursday nights from 5-6pm (term time).

S1+ runs from 6:30-8pm (term time).

Both sessions are facilitated by music tutors from Reeltime Music.

All abilities welcome to come play games, learn drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and singing, plan and make recordings or music videos.

Register online here: https://forms.gle/z1t7Xxa6svdSH6sC6
 

Youth Radio

Listen Lanarkshire Youth Panel:

The Youth Panel is for anyone under 25 to help plan activities and help shape the station's output and identity.

Youth Monday's Radio:

Open to Primary 4 to 1st Year pupils (flexible) on Monday nights between 4pm and 6pm at Springhill Community Hub.

Host live radio, create podcasts and play games.

The session is currently full, but to join our waiting list please register here and we will be in touch: https://forms.gle/kCyg3Atq7zEiw4eA7

Youth Friday's Radio:

For anyone under 25.

Plan activities and host live radio. Fridays from 1pm - 3pm at Springhill Community Hub.

Drop in and rock out, or just chill out!

Podcasts:

For all ages.

Submit podcasts for our Listen Lanarkshire Podcast Feed. If you are a beginner, we can also provide assistance on how to podcast.

Volunteer with us:

For all ages.

Host your own show or provide technical assistance. Hosting a show can be for individuals, pairs or threes.

If any of these radio opportunities interest you, or you would like more information, please contact us via email at radio@shottshealthyliving.com or call us on 01501 825800 and ask for Ian or Rebecca.
 

365

Club 365 provides fun activities and free lunches during the school holidays for children in primary 1 to 7.

There is no need to book, children can just turn up on the day.

Sessions run from 11.30am to 1.30pm, and it's all free!

Bump to Birth and Beyond

This project provides antenatal and early years services for children and families.

We deliver a mixture of educational and fun activities in a group setting. Our antenatal sessions provide a range of activities linked to a variety of antenatal and postnatal topics; however, a flexible approach is always taken to ensure suggested content from group members is covered. We also incorporate a fun activity within each session for parents which includes yoga, exercise, cooking, pampering, smoothie making, crafting and pregnancy massages.

Our sessions are often supported by external partners too, including midwives and other pregnancy teams that provide further information and guidance.

To find out more, contact kim@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.

Maths on Toast

Sessions providing playful, hands-on, creative experiences of maths that families can do together.

To find out more, contact kyrstie@shottshealthyliving.com via email or call us on us 01501 825800.

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Get in Touch

Youth and Early Years

To book sessions, or for more information, please phone, send us a facebook message or e-mail us.

Phone: 01501 825 800
Choose option 5 for Youth and Early Years

Email: Kyrstie Connor
kyrstie@shottshealthyliving.com

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