Developmental and Meaningful Play

Baby and toddler classes for 8m-2yr olds

About FYN

Fyn Play is a child-led play session designed by educational experts for babies and toddlers (8m-2.5 yrs). In this class, children will freely engage in natural sensory play with open-ended materials to spark their curiosity and creativity. 

Meet other parents in a fun and relaxed environment, while your child plays with materials thoughtfully selected for their development.

Meaningful Play

Interaction for Kids

Meet Other Parents

Parent-Child Bonding

Our Classes

  • Sessions are 40 min long. 

  • A parent or caregiver will engage with their child in meaningful play

  • Location and Times:

o  Classes take place at 3 House Club located on: Bridgeman St, St John’s Wood, London NW8 7AL 

o  Classes are Thurdays at 10:45 am (Term begins January 9th– March 12th2020). You can join the term at any point or buy a single class. 

o  Pricing: £12 per class. 

o  10% discount on full term purchase 

Booking A Class

To book a class, please follow the link below.

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Why Play at Fyn?

At Fyn we firmly believe early childhood is the building blocks for children's later life. Therefore, we must provide children with purposeful experiences that aid them in their development. At Fyn we also believe that progressive education, experiential learning and open-ended materials allow children to explore and develop meaningful skills through a play-based approach. We regard play as the highest tool for learning in the early grades and agree that play is the way children make sense of the world around them. 

In line with research on the topic , “Children learn through play, exploration, material manipulation and kinesthetic movement using not only their eyes and ears, which is where the primary focus on developing literacy skills tends to be, but also through their attention, engagement (…) which increases when the activity is fun and is meaningful to them” Deetsch, Glass, Jankowski, Mylander, Roth, & Wharton, 2018. p.148. “Not only does play provide ongoing enjoyment, it also has the ability to support a variety of important developmental milestones ranging from movement development to language, conversation and problem-solving abilities” Houser, Roach, Stone, Turner, Kirk, 2016, p.1.

About Me

Hi, thanks for visiting our site! My name is Arianne Haneine Stern. The idea for Fyn came about whilst completing my first graduate masters programme in Early Childhood Education at Bank Street College of Education in NYC.


Following on from Bank Street, I had the chance to develop hands-on experience at the Horace Mann School, which runs a renowned education programme. From there, I moved to the UK to further study education through a masters programme in Child Development and Education at the University of Oxford.


At Fyn we believe play is the way children make sense of the world around them and can be a wonderful tool to give them a great start in life. We look forward to hosting you and shaping future generations together!

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