Beautiful Begnnings West Cumbria

Welcome to Beautiful Beginnings!



Weekly playgroup sessions at The Settlement have now finished for the Summer.

Beautiful Beginnings will be holding weekly BEACH CLUB activities throughout July and August where families meet up out and about across some of the most beautiful beaches, forest and nature spots across West Cumbria. All welcome. Check out the blog for full details…




We are a hand-crafted parent and child group based in West Cumbria and have now been running for almost 3 years. Beautiful Beginnings was set up by Clare Cooper and Hatti Burt to provide an alternative group where like minded parents could meet and children can be involved in lots of free play as well as nourishing  and creative activities.


We now have a lovely group of regulars who come to the group with children of all ages and we always welcome more families along!


Here is what Beautiful Beginnings has to offer:

  • Learn to make beautiful toys from recycled materials

  • Get involved with arts and crafts projects with your child

  • We are a breast feeding friendly playgroup with plenty of support from other breast feeding mums and NHS peer support

  • Share ideas with other parents interested in natural parenting

We meet every Thursday 1.00-2.30pm at The Settlement in Maryport. New sessions beginning Sept 2014.

Each session has a weekly rhythm which goes something like this…

  • Welcome to everybody
  • Creative activity/ Free play
  • Tidy up time
  • Movement activity/ game
  • Story time
  • Walk outside in the garden
  • Song time
  • Good bye song

We also aim to build up a library of books/ magazines which reflect the ethos of the group for all families to have access to.

Local Home Schooling families welcome!

Please contact Hatti or Clare for more details.

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