APUK Wantage @ The Green BeanWelcome to APUK Wantage @ The Green Bean – A baby, toddler and beyond group which strives to support families in Wantage and the surrounding villages. We are a volunteer run group for like-minded parents and carers. A safe and non-judgemental place to meet and support each other, and seek support using principles of positive, gentle and attachment parenting. We strongly believe in the old African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child. In today’s fast paced society where families are often separated by geography, The Green Bean seeks to build that community to make parenting a little less stressful ♥ With our weekly meets and strong online community, there is always somebody to reassure and support you, even in the darkest hours of the night. The group is facilitated by Karolina, Megan & Hannah who are all registered facilitators of Attachment Parenting UK (APUK). Between the three facilitators, they hold qualifications in babywearing, hypnobirthing, breast feeding and positive discipline as well as of course being mothers. Providing up to date and evidenced based support as well as sharing our own experiences, we welcome you to share yours on all topics including positive birth, infant feeding, baby-led weaning, normal infant sleep and no cry sleep solutions, positive discipline, co-sleeping, cloth nappies, baby wearing and other everyday parenting topics with an emphasis on ethical, natural and eco! The group meets on a weekly basis throughout the year, except bank holidays, and we are very fortunate to have a wonderful venue with a lot of space. We have well stocked and ever expanding sling, cloth nappy and book libraries. All are available to browse and borrow from. There are lovely toys to play with, crafts to enjoy, and educational resources to browse. Most importantly, its a great place to meet other lovely families with similar parenting values. We hope you find this a lovely warm, friendly, non-judgemental and supportive group. We certainly do and want to say a big Thank You to everybody that comes for making it such a fab group xxx
IMPORTANT INFO:Website: www.the-green-bean.co.uk Day: EVERY Monday (except bank holidays) Time: 9:30am – 11:30pm Venue: King Alfred’s District Scout Hall, Springfield Road, Wantage. There is car parking in front of and also behind the hall, accessible via Icknield Lane So here’s what else you need to know….
VENUEThe Scout hall is about half way up Springfield Road on the right hand side. If you are planning to drive, there is a carpark at the front of the hall accessed via Springfield Rd, however only the parking on the left hand side is available to us. Alternatively you can access a larger car park to the rear of the hall via Ormond Rd and Icknield Lane. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE RIFLE CLUB PARKING SPACES!!!
SLING LIBRARYThe extensive sling library will be available to browse and hire from on the 3rd Monday of every month unless advertised otherwise, so if you have a new baby and don’t know where to start and you’re not sure which sling is right for you and your baby or you feel like your existing carrier is no longer right for you but want to carry on your babywearing journey….then this is the place to be 🙂 Come along to get expert advice from qualified sling consultants and peer supporters. The library is free to browse and play with throughout the session and hire fees are from £10/4 weeks hire + £50 refundable deposit (can be in the form of an un-cashed cheque) A small sample of slings will always be available on other weeks too.
BOOK LIBRARYWe also have a well stocked parenting book library which is free to borrow from and covers a variety of topics including: Positive birth, hypnobirthing, parenting support, breastfeeding, weaning, sleep, diet & lifestyle, baby & toddler activities, education….. Donations are always welcome.
ENTRY FEES:£3.50/family (This is really important as the money pays for our venue hire) or £10/month payable on or before the first Monday of the month. Entry fees include unlimited tea/coffee and CAKE (usually homemade).