New Year – New Plans and New Dates!!!

2019 has gone by in such a flash!  It’s been a year of quite a lot of change for me, including a 5 month building project, my daughter starting nursery, setting up Tea, Cake and Parenting and many other smaller things.  As a result,while much of how I run Sheen Slings has remained the same, the Sling Library sessions have had to change too.

At the start of 2019 I was running 3 sessions a month at my home on very fixed days of the month but as the building work started and with nursery and school runs to accommodate, this rapidly had to change.  Now I am still running 3 sessions a month, but only 1 at my home, while the other two are at the Barnes and Kingston Town Children’s Centres.  This has proved to be a hugely positive change as both the Barnes and Kingston sessions are really well attended, the space is better set up (and bigger!) compared to my home and the two different venues has meant these sessions are able to reach a greater number of parents.

Looking to 2020, I really hope to add more venues over the course of the year and make it ever easier to buy, hire and access help from Sheen Slings.  In the more immediate future, I will be changing how I run the Saturday sessions at my home.  As of January these sessions will require booking a 15 minute time slot in advance. 

For many reasons I have always kept Sling Library as drop in sessions, as I know how hard it can be to keep to an appointment with a new baby.  And the Children’s Centre sessions will stay drop in, no appointment needed.  But listening to feedback from parents, this doesn’t work as well on Saturdays.  Many parents find Saturdays easier to attend than midweek sessions but Saturday is also the day where they have tonnes to do and having a specified appointment time with less waiting and uncertainty involved is important.  So for this reason I will be trialing a new booking system for Saturdays only.   If you use the system over the next few months, please do let me know your thoughts.

New Dates for 2020;

    • Saturday 11th January, 10-11.30am @ Madeleine’s home, 79 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14 7HU  booking essential – book here
    • Friday 17th January, 10.15-11.30am @ Barnes Children’s Centre, 67b Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14  no booking needed
    • Thursday 30th January, 10.30-11.30am @Kingston Town Children’s Centre, 40 Villiers Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3AR  no booking needed
    • Saturday 8th February, 10-11.30am @ Madeleine’s home, 79 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14 7HU  booking essential – book here
    • Friday 14th February, 10.15-11.30am @ Barnes Children’s Centre, 67b Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14  no booking needed
    • Thursday 27th February, 10.30-11.30am @Kingston Town Children’s Centre, 40 Villiers Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3AR  no booking needed
    • Friday 6th March, 10.15-11.30am @ Barnes Children’s Centre, 67b Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14  no booking needed
    • Thursday 19th March, 10.30-11.30am @Kingston Town Children’s Centre, 40 Villiers Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3AR  no booking needed
    • Saturday 28th March, 10-11.30am @ Madeleine’s home, 79 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14 7HU  booking essential – book here
    • Friday 3rd April, 10.15-11.30am @ Barnes Children’s Centre, 67b Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14  no booking needed
    • Saturday 25th April, 10-11.30am @ Madeleine’s home, 79 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14 7HU  booking essential – book here

 

As well as these dedicated Sling Library sessions, I will also be providing Sling Support as a part of Tea, Cake and Parenting Social mornings.  These run approximately every other week and full details including dates and times can be found here – https://www.teacakeandparenting.com/events

And of course I will continue offering private consults and bespoke workshops for groups throughout 2020.  And continuing to increase the range of slings and carriers that can be bought through Sheen Slings.

So whatever your baby carrying needs in 2020 – I look forward to welcoming you in the new year

-Madeleine

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