Whippersnappers Newsletter – Summer 2023

Celebratory Showcase Event

Thursday 30th March – Lambeth Town hall

Whippersnappers celebrated 28 years of delivering creative arts and inclusive childcare in the community.

Local MPs, councillors, parents, children, young people, and representatives from across the voluntary sector and the Lambeth community all gathered at Lambeth Assembly Hall to enjoy this exciting café theatre cabaret-style event.

The showcase saw the launch of our new short film highlighting the needs and experiences of families of children with additional needs

Say It As It Is!

Choose What We Do Club

Choose What We Do Club, a year-long project in partnership with ELEVATE and LEAP has now finished.

For the past year, Whippersnappers has been offering free activities to Lambeth pre-school children with additional needs and their families.  Alongside the project, we have been conducting research with the aim to open up more discussions around how the creative arts can be used to support the well-being of young children with additional needs and their families. We will be publishing the research soon.

Whilst the project may be finished, we do hope to continue to provide some inclusive messy play and music workshops for families with pre–school SEND children at College Lodge in Dulwich Park and Brockwell Lido in Brockwell Park.  Funded places are available for those eligible. If you wish to join please contact cburghard@whippersnappers.org

Thank you to all our partners that made this project possible and for your continued support.

In Partnership with;

Additional  SEND Stay and play sessions in Lambeth

Streatham and Norwood Better Start Children centres will  be delivering the following ASD and SEND stay and play sessions in summer term 2023:

MONDAYS 9.30am to 11am
Hillside Gardens  One o’clock club, Hillside Rd, SW2 3HL
Tel 020 8835 9569

THURSDAYS 1pm to 3pm
Benton Lane Children Centre, 18, Benton Lane, SW27 9UD
Tel 020 4542 3520


Fairyland is back this Summer!

More information will be available from Wednesday 3rd May.

Holiday Activities and Food Programme

HAF Playscheme is back this Summer!

Providing free holiday playscheme for 8 to 16-year-olds from low-income families.

Healthy Living Platform

This year we have collaborated with Healthy Living Platform to provide free food for the children and families attending our afterschool club.

Thank you to Nevin and Yusuf!

Held Therapies

Held Therapies offers holistic anti-natal and post-natal massage treatments for parents and their babies.

They will be offering a 5-week baby massage group course at College Lodge on Wednesdays at 11.30am.
The course will focus on bonding and attachment through positive touch whilst also facilitating discussions around parenting skills and experiences.

Summer Term

Baby and Toddler Activities

If you have a group of friends who would like to attend a bespoke blocked booking class, please contact adavey@whippersnappers.org.

Monday 17th April to Friday 26th May

  • Baby Massage (0 to 6 months)
  • Baby Sensory Stay and Play Classes ( 0 months to 12 months)
  • Mixed Baby and Toddler Music Classes ( 12 months to 4 years)
  • Messy Play Sensory Session ( 2 years to 4 years and their siblings)

Monday 5th June to Friday 14th July

Bookings will be available to book from Wednesday 10th May

Whippersnappers Shop

Whippersnappers Baby T-shirt


size – 6months to 12months

Short Breaks for Children with Additional Needs

Afterschool club

Summer Term
Tues 18th Apr to Fri 14th July
(Excl Mon 30th May to Fri 2nd June)

Saturday Club

Summer Term
Sat 22nd April to Sat 15th July
( Excl Sat 3rd June)


May Half Term
Tues 30th May to Fri 2nd June

Summer Holidays
Mon 21st July to Fri 18th Aug

In the meantime stay happy and healthy,
Kind regards,
The Whippersnapper team.