Thank you to everyone who came to our #stayandplay @JollyJosh #Rochdale, this week we welcomed Debbie, as #OralHealthPromotionOfficer and her colleague, from @LivingWell. Debbie provided advice on #oralhygiene to our parents/carers. The document #TeethMatter was also recommended as a guide for oral hygiene for those with 'special needs.' As you can see from the photographs our babies and tots enjoyed the session. Our families left with a toothbrush for each child and advice
Our #JollyJosh babies and tots enjoyed our 'construction' themed '#stayandplay session, as you can see, they were 'busy at work!'
Families were able to #ConnectSupportThrive today, in celebration of #NationalEpilepsyWeek meeting Michael Donogue, an Epilepsy nurse. Michael was on hand to provide advice, information and support to our families. #InspireInclusion #Rochdale #SEND
Here are some photographs of our #StayandPlay session which was in celebration of #InternationalNursesDay we welcomed Anna who is a Children's Complex Care and Palliative Specialist Nurse, Anna is also a #JollyJosh trustee. It was wonderful for Anna to see another session in action and a great opportunity to meet our families outside of the home/clinic.
Lovely to see Debbie from the #Rochdale #Dietetics team again too!
Thank you to everyone for coming!
'Frozen' was today's theme and you braved the freezing weather to join us at #JollyJosh, thank you!
With special thanks to Lisa a #Physiotherapist, Zara a #Counsellor from the @GaddumCentre and Debi from #Dietetics for attending today's #StayandPlay session.
We'll see you next week for more fun and chatter... #ConnectSupportThrive #InspireInclusion #Charity #SEND
We had a quiet but lovely session today with a Toy Story theme, tots were invited to 'sift for gold!'
Thank you to Alison, #AdvancedNursePractitioner for joining us and also to Carly, #EarlySupportKeyWorker for attending today's @JollyJosh session.
It also happened to be both of our #volunteer's birthdays this week, we wish Emma and Ann a very happy birthday! #ConnectSupportThrive #InspireInclusion #Rochdale #StayandPlay #SEND #Charity
We had lots of fun at our @JollyJosh #StayandPlay session exploring our #OwlBabies themed tray today. Thank you to Alex, our #HealthVisitor for joining us. As you can see from the photographs we had some beautiful moments of interaction between little friends today, so lovely! For other little tots the fun was all too much and naps were enjoyed. Thanks for coming! #ConnectSupportThrive #InspireInclusion #Rochdale #Charity #SEND
This week at our @JollyJosh #StayandPlay session we've been on Safari. Thank you to Sally and Helen from #OccupationalTherapy for joining us and for providing an #InclusiveTechnology demonstration.
#InspiringInclusion #ConnectSupportThrive #Rochdale #Charity #SEND
In celebration of #WorldPrematurityDay2018 we had our very own #NICU themed #StayandPlay session @JollyJosh. We welcomed Kirsten from @Spoons Charity who met some of our premie babiesand tots who spent time on the #Neonatal Ward at @OldhamHospital and some 'Spoons' stay and play regulars! Thanks for coming everyone! #ConnectSupportThrive #InspireInclusion #Rochdale #Charity #SEND
Today we had a #Bonfire themed #StayandPlay session @JollyJosh. We were very lucky to have both Lisa from #SpeechandLanguageTherapy and Lisa from #Physiotherapy in attendance, providing lots of advice and support in addition to joining in the fun!
Thank you everyone! #ConnectSupportThrive #InspireInclusion #Rochdale #Charity #SEND
In celebration of #SpaceWeek we had a fun filled space themed #StayandPlay session @JollyJosh.. Thank you to everyone who came! Thank you to the #Rochdale #Dietetics team for attending to provide advice and information to parents/carers and for weighing our babies and toddlers. We had lots of fun as you can see... #ConnectSupportThrive #InspireInclusion #Charity #SEND
This week we had a 'Vets' themed #StayandPlay session @JollyJosh. We welcomed more new families in addition to our professional visitors Chantelle #FamilyHeathLinkProjectCoordinator and Alex #FamilyHealthLinkWorker. In addition to providing advice and information, parents/carers had the opportunity to provide input with regards to completing a questionnaire (please see the attached link on our Facebook news feed). Thank you for joining us, see you next week... #Rochdale #Ch
Thank you so much to everyone who came to our #StayandPlay session today to enjoy a #Superhero themed session, marking our @JollyJosh One Year Anniversary, in memory of Joshua James, our Superhero. Today we had Alex, #HealthVisitor present to provide advice and information, in addition to joining in the fun. We treated ourselves to a special #JollyJosh cake and had lots of outdoor play as the weather was so beautiful. Thanks for joining us, see you next week... #ConnectSuppor
Celebrating One Year of @JollyJosh… The idea of ‘#JollyJosh ‘a year ago was ‘pure imagination’. A chain of events would lead me to realise that there was a gap in the system; the solution would become Joshua’s legacy. Jolly Josh is a lifeline for families who want to access the service. In the early years when you realise that things are not ‘normal’ and that your child is not meeting milestones it can be extremely difficult. It is incredibly hard to accept that your child ha
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us today at @JollyJosh #stayandplay session, we had lots of fun and especially enjoyed the water tray! Thank you to Wayne from @R82UK #R82 for bringing a range of products for our parent/carers to view. Thank you especially to our @JollyJosh volunteers Emma and Anne who have given their own time and lots of effort into making Jolly Josh the success that it has been this year, I'd be lost without their help! We have come to the end of t
Thanks to everyone who came to @JollyJosh #stayandplay today, we had a lovely Robot themed session. Your little ones enjoyed exploring a robot style #TinkerTray and the magnets on our sensory light table. They enjoyed the flying robot, robot role play, painting on tinfoil and the outside provision. Thank you to Pauline who came to join us today from #CrossroadsTogether, providing information for our parents/carers, enabling our families to #ConnectSupportThrive and #InspireIn
Today at the @JollyJosh #stayandplay session we had lots of fun 'on the farm'. We had a farm themed tuff tray to explore the small world provision, a duck pond which we enjoyed splashing in, we created craft ducks using our handprints and we enjoyed the outdoor provision. Anna attended this week's session, Anna is a #SpecialistComplexNeedsNurse and #PalliativeNurse and is also a trustee of #Jolly osh. Anna provided lots of support and advice for our families, in addition to j
Today at @JollyJosh #Rochdale we had an extremely busy #stayandplay session, thank you to everyone who came, we were lucky enough to welcome many new families, hence, I was too busy talking to get many photographs, Emma thankfully managed to take a few. Special thanks to Nicola McCormack, Sarah and the JoshFest Team for kindly supporting Jolly Josh. Today they presented us with a huge £1000 raised from the JoshFest. I should have thought to have taken the photograph before e
Today at our @JollyJosh #stayandplay session we enjoyed a sensory walk on our hunt for the bear... We also explored the 'cave' and used the light toys. In addition, we created sensory pictures at the craft table. Thank you to Alex, #HealthVisitor, for joining us today, in addition to a lovely visit from Anna, #SpecialistComplexCareNurse and #PalliativeCareNurse. Both Alex and Anna are trustees of #JollyJosh. Having professionals visit weekely enables our families in #Rochdal
Today at @JollyJosh we enjoyed our 'construction' themed #stayandplay session. We played with a texture of sand mixed with shaving foam, the trucks and diggers. We used our balancing skills to build towers and walls. We also created artwork stamping with Lego bricks. Thank you to all who came to our session today, with special thanks to Justin #ParentandCarerAdviser and to Jackie #ParentandCarerVoiceRepresentative. Thank you also to Emily from #Dietetics who joined us today.
Thank you so very much to everyone who came to join us today at @JollyJosh for our #stayandplay session and helped us to celebrate what would have been Joshua's 2nd birthday with a 'Wonka Wonderland' theme. To celebrate Joshua's 1st birthday (which he was present for) we had a ONEka Themed birthday party, we recreated some of the fun for this session. As you can see we had lots of chocolaty fun! Our chocolate playdough proved to be a huge hit and smelt delicious, children cre