Toddler and parent groups | Portsmouth High School

Toddler and parent groups

Stay and… find out more!


Portsmouth High Junior School is delighted to run a variety of toddler and parent groups each offering a unique experience for the very youngest children to enjoy on a weekly basis during term time.


We do ask that you initially register to join Stay and Explore using the online form below but after that simply turn up and enjoy the activities on the day. For Stay and Ballet, please book your place each week either by using the Stay and Ballet booking form, telephoning the school on 023 9282 4916, or letting Mrs West know in advance as places are limited for this event. All groups are held at Portsmouth High Junior School, 36 Kent Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3ES.


Why not get your wellies on and
join us for ‘Stay and Explore’?

Mother and Toddler group at Portsmouth High School

Join us for Forest Schools fun, led by Mrs Joan West, in the beautiful grounds of Portsmouth High Junior School.

Cook marshmallows over the fire pit, get creative with eco art, hunt for minibeasts and have fun with lots of games outside in all weathers!

A very warm welcome is extended to all children under 5 years, with their parents, grandparents and carers. Stay and Explore sessions take place every Tuesday morning from 10.30 to 11.30 during term time.

Each Stay and Explore session costs £3. To register and book your first place, please telephone 023 9282 4916 or complete the booking form below.

All Toddler and Parent groups take place at Portsmouth High Junior School, 36 Kent Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3ES.

Please make sure you and your child are appropriately dressed as Stay and Explore sessions take place in all weathers!

Registration Form for Stay and Explore

Join us for a unique dance
experience at ‘Stay and Ballet’

A warm welcome to join us for our weekly ‘Stay and Ballet’ sessions run by Manic stage productions for toddlers (all walkers) and pre-schoolers. Mrs West will be supervising these sessions.

The first session starts on Wednesday 19 April and will run each week during term time thereafter. Sessions start at 9.30am and there will be music and storytelling through dance. Ballet costumes are very welcome but not essential and we are happy to have babies along to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the music.

You can book for a half a term at a time (at a cost of £3 per session) and pay the whole half term’s cost in full on the first session. If you choose not to book for a whole half term, and there are spaces available, you can just turn up on the day and pay £4 for a single session.

The cost includes refreshments both for you and your child. To guarantee your space, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please book using the form below or telephone Mrs Fergie Cox on 023 9282 4916.

Ballet at Portsmouth High School


Registration Form for Stay and Ballet

This form is for booking your place for the first half of the Summer Term 2017


Join us for occasional Stay and… ‘Pop-up’ sessions

Occasionally Portsmouth High School runs different Stay and… ‘Pop-up’ sessions.  These sessions are advertised here on our website, on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed @Portsmouthhigh
Online booking forms are made available for these events. You are most welcome to join us.

Come on an Easter Egg Hunt…

A warm welcome to visit Portsmouth High Junior School for an Easter Egg hunt on Tuesday 28th March at 10.30 during our Stay and Explore parent and toddler group.

A Mummy hen has lost all of her eggs and needs children to help her find them! There will be craft activities and face painting included all for £3 per family.

Please use the Booking Form on our events page for a guaranteed place on what is always a popular event.

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