Lauren’s Sunday Speech & Language – Green Groups

Lauren’s Sunday Speech & Language – Green Groups

Small group sessions delivered by Independent Speech & Language Therapist Lauren Drake.

speech and language_1Please note these are not drop in sessions – if you are interested in a place in our Speech & Language groups please contact us.


Telephone: 07902 054355

See you on Sunday

Movers Age 9+

Sunshine and Smiles Free Mini Movers Dance Sessions!

Katie Aynsley, who runs the sessions, has four years’ experience of working with children, young people and adults with disabilities. She has worked towards becoming a freelance dance teacher where she has volunteered, assisted and taught various dance sessions within the community. She now works with local dance organisations Mesh Dance and Phoenix Dance theatre who provide dance within the community for children and young people with additional needs.

Structure of the session

The session is for children aged 9 to 15-years-old, and is structured as follows:

Free play , circle time, hello song, name game, share a movement, warm up, travelling & musical statues, more free play, circle time with a theme, singing, movement/dance activity.

Short break

Movement / dance activity, relaxation, hammock swinging / Laying down, goodbye song.

About the sessions

Using an inclusive approach the Mini Movers Dance Sessions are created to encourage the children to explore their imagination and use their bodies through play and movement. Props, music and singing are used to promote a creative environment where the children can have fun and the sessions are made accessible to all.

Join us!

Mini Movers is a FREE session, so no need to pre book – just turn up and get ready to boogie!

If your child is under 9-years-old, they can join our age 4-9 sessions which run alternately 🙂

Early Development Group

Early Development Group

Our Early Development Group for children aged 12 months to 2-years-old.

We will be using tools, resources & techniques from See & Learn, the Early Years Developmental Journal, The Portage Model and linking with our Speech & Language therapists to ensure consistency & continuity.

Our long term aim will be to eventually develop more groups to include all pre-school ages.  If you would be interested in a place for your child in these groups please email or ring 07902 054355.

Extra Information

  • Runs on a Friday morning, every 2 weeks.
  • 1 hour of structured support & learning followed by 30 minutes of social time with snacks.

Smilers Singing Group

Smilers Singing Group


The session is relaxed, and about sharing and exploring our voices together.

It’s all about having fun and creating sound, and we get to sing together along with Michelle Hodgson.

No singing experience needed, nor will you be expected to read music 🙂 everyone is welcome!

Suitable for age 10+

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Thank You ITV, Tom, and Unison

Thank You ITV, Tom, and Unison

Every penny donated to Sunshine & Smiles goes directly towards the vital support we offer to our children, young people and families; whether it is Speech & Language sessions, fruit and milk for our baby group, transport for families, or paying our trained staff to support families or help our young adults into training and work.

We are so grateful for every donation we receive and it’s those moments of generosity that enable us to continue to support more people every day.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to some people who have recently shown their support.

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Thank you Emma Henson and your ITV colleagues for organising your Cooper Bake Sale in memory of one of your colleagues David Cooper. We appreciate you raising donations for Sunshine & Smiles and raising awareness of our charity. Well done to baker of the best tasting cake too!
Thank you Thomas Jackson from Walker Morris who ran the London Marathon on the weekend in a very impressive 3 hours and 34 minutes for Sunshine & Smiles! If you would like to donate to Tom, you can on their Walker Morris localgiving page –
Thank you Unison – Leeds & York Community Health Branch for coming into our 21 Co. Shop & Café and donating £1,000 to go towards our Sunshine & Smiles sessions.