Join us for OTea and Biscuits: Aug – Sept 2021

This course is run by Ward 35’s Occupational Therapist: OTea and Biscuits is a safe, friendly place to spend some one-to-one time with your baby and get to meet some new friends (or join some old ones!) who have also spent time on Ward 35 (the Neonatal Unit) at the RVI. Other Ward 35 Allied Health Professionals will also join some of the sessions.

You can book here

Each session starts with an educational talk specific to pre-term health and development and finishes with OTea and Biscuits – free time to talk about your baby and how you are. 

You can see a full breakdown of session topics below:

Week 1: Neonatal Development After Prematurity

Week 2: Sensory Development, Behavioural States & Baby Communication

Week 3: Your wellbeing

Week 4: Play

Week 5: Sleep & Feeding

Week 6: Listening Touch Baby Massage

The sessions run from 2.00pm – 3.00pm and take place at the Children’s Centre in Fawdon, Cairns Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2SN.

This course is suitable for babies from 6 weeks – 6 months (corrected) to support their ongoing development.

It is a 6 week course (split into 2 terms), and attendees would be expected to come to every session to make the most of it. The dates are:

Term 1

4th August
11th August
18th August

Term 2

8th September
15th September
22nd September

Places are limited, you can reserve your spot here.