Welcome to Golden Spirals
We Are Located in Two Sites
St Michael and All Angels Church every Monday & Wednesday
Facilitator: Matina Karastatira
West Norwood Library / Community Room every Tuesday
Facilitator: Sofia Conforti
Term time only!
We are looking forward to meeting with you again!
About Golden Spirals
Parent & Child Groups
The focus is on you, the parent.
Golden Spirals is not a typical parent and child group. It recognises how difficult parenthood can be and offers a safe, non-judgemental supportive space to gather together. Parenting issues are welcomed and shared with an understanding of gentle parenting methods.
You will find a holistic experience where healthy social, emotional, physical and nutritional approaches are shared.
We are inspired by alternative educational practises and believes that children’s learning flourishes in a calm, peaceful, predictable, familiar and unhurried environment.
What we offer
Each session follows the same rhythm:
Free Play for Children & Craft Activity for Parents
The children begin with some free play. During this time parents are engaged in an adult craft activity.
We encourage parents to allow (where possible) child-initiated and self-directed play while we do our crafts.
Gentle Parenting Support
Each of our facilitators are either trained or training as Level 1 Aware Parenting Instructors. We share gentle parenting ideas to ponder on, if you so wish. There is no requirement simply an invitation. We also share how to create Listening Partnerships, which can deeply support you on your parenting journey. To read more about Aware Parenting follow the link below...
Seasonal Craft or Activity
Our hands are a magnificent part of us human beings. We invite you to try your hand at seasonal crafts, enjoy different materials and the wonders of creating with your hands.
This activity is not aimed at the children although they are of course welcome to sit on your lap.
Seasonal Songs and Puppet Shows
Seasonal songs are sung each week and we end with a simple puppet show. The puppet shows are repeated in each cycle to immerse the children into their beauty.
Our facilitators are either trained or training as Aware Parenting Instructors. During the year we share gentle parenting resources to support you on your parenting journey.
Alternative Educational Philosophies
We incorporate a wide range of alternative educational philosophies in our groups. You can see which ones we draw upon here. (coming soon...)
Parenting in a Stressful World
We recognise how difficult parenting can be - especially if we parent from our own pain and traumas or lead stressful lives. You can find resources and experts to support you here. (coming soon...)