About mainly play
New to mainly play? Discover who we are, what we do and find your local mainly play group.
Every week of the school year, play and story, with a little bit of music, along with a lot of laughter and joy combines in a place we call, ‘mainly play’. It’s the chance for you and your child to build that very important foundation of attachment that contributes to their secure well-being. You’ll find friendship and encouragement; you’ll find that village to help you raise your child. Come along … we’d like to get to know you
Find a group
To join a mainly play, search based on your location. Then phone the local leader who will tell you the up-to-date details about time and cost. That way, you arrive connected with someone right from the start!
Let's go shopping
After attending mainly play sessions, your child might ask to read the story … again. We have the same books you’ll have enjoyed at the session. Or you might find yourself humming a tune but not remembering the words! We’ve collected together books to read to your child, music and puppets, books on parenting, gift items and more
What we do
Each mainly play has been designed for enjoyment. Weekly sessions, during the school year, are full of delight, story and play activities, designed to grow and develop your child, followed by something to eat, plus time for you to eat and chat!
Not every family gets the chance to join in mainly play sessions due to circumstances, often outside their control. Find out how mainly play impacts the relationship of families and how you can become involved.
Already enjoying mainly play?
Parents, here are some resources. Team leaders, you can download resources, find ideas and book a coaching appointment.
Team leaders, we know your week is full so within the pages of this website, you’ll find resources to ease the load. Book a coaching appointment so you can maximise the time you spend with your Area Coach and maximise your own calendar. Check out what’s new in resources. Locate a session plan. You’ll even find ways to build and strengthen your team.
Book a coaching appointment
When you’re the leader of a mainly play, coaching appointments are a vital link in the provision of resources, encouragement and development of you and your team. Schedule an appointment so that the timing suits your calendar and you get the best result from your time together.
Whether you’re a parent, carer or the leader of a mainly play, you’ll find resources you can download. Parents and carers, these are resources for the parenting journey. mainly play leaders, these are resources for the running of your group.