Updated March 2016 The STEPS system is undergoing some changes. There are still weekly meet ups, but not on a fixed day or in a fixed location. Please join the facebook group for details. Saitama Tots English Playdates (STEPS) https://www.facebook.com/groups/saitamasteps/ Updated March 2015 STEPS weekly meet up is held on Monday mornings in Kawagoe. All are welcome, however, the (only) condition is that the parent speaks fluent, native or advanced English. For more information… Join us on Facebook Saitama Tots English Playdates (STEPS) https://www.facebook.com/groups/saitamasteps/ ________________________________________________________________________________ We have been unable to secure a suitable free location for a playgroup in the Kawagoe area of Saitama. The next option is to look at venues that we would have to pay for. Would you attend the playgroup if you had to pay a weekly charge? How much would you be willing to pay per session? TIA UPDATE APRIL 17TH 2013 The English play group meetings will not start this month. In the meantime, if you would like to participate in a playdate (English speaking only) in the Kawagoe area, please leave a comment. There will be a gathering next week. At the start of the school year (April 2013), a foreign friend and I are planning to start an English playgroup for preschool children who are being raised bilingually. Japanese families who are happy and confident to speak only English during the period of the playgroup, and for all communications about the playgroup, are also most welcome. The playgroup will be hosted in the Kawagoe area, close to one of the three principal train stations in Kawagoe. If you would like to be informed of when the playgroup starts and of all additional information, please contact me through this blog and WATCH THIS SPACE!