Sarah is the owner and dreamer behind the business. She came up with the idea 13 years ago after having her first baby. Since then she has moved to Peterborough, had more children, and became an Early Childhood Educator at Fleming College as well as a Trained Birth and Postpartum Doula. Sarah can often be found pouring coffee, chatting with parents, on the floor with the children, or facilitating classes.
Janet (Sarah's mom) and Cheryl (her Aunt) helped Sarah open the business and continue to support running the cafe. You can find them making coffee, cleaning toys, and generally maintaining the cafe! It truly is a family run business.
Sonja puts her heart and soul into the cafe. She teaches many classes and is a huge supporter to Sarah and the team. She is a Registered Yoga and Meditation Teacher (500 hour), Core Confidence Specialist trained with Bellies Inc., Postpartum Doula, La Leche League Leader and Certified Infant massage instructor. Sonja is a mother of three and a former behaviour therapist.
Ashley is an Early Childhood Educator who has gone back to school for Fitness and Health Promotion & Recreation and Leisure Services. She has completed the academic work in the course and has now joined Play Cafe for a 14-week block placement. Here she is learning the ins and outs of a business that supports children and their families. Ashley is a dedicated mom of 4 and aspiring health and wellness enthusiast who hopes to make a difference in the lives of families in our community.
Play Café serves families in Peterborough Ontario and surrounding area. It is currently the only café in the area dedicated to providing opportunities for caregivers to make connections with each other through specialized programming and opportunities that promote creativity, mindfulness, and overall wellbeing in a safe child-led environment. Play Café builds and strengthens connections within families and the community. We offer a drop-in play program which provides an engaging space and flexibility for busy families. Play café provides an exciting and stimulating environment for children, while maintaining a warm, friendly, at-home feeling for parents to relax, spend quality time with their children and enjoy quality café beverages. Play Café also delivers a wide range of programs to help families achieve their highest quality of life through classes and workshops that promote creativity, mindfulness, and
overall well-being. We offer annual memberships that provide members with a 10% discount on classes, birthday party packages, and special drop-in prices. Play Café will continue to develop skills, knowledge, and partnerships through professional development and networking to guarantee the highest quality of services.