Praise & Play
fun and games had by all
Our toddler group sessions are held every Monday in church
from 1.45pm to 3.00pm (in term times)
All pre school children welcome with parents/carers (Age 0-4 years). We have equipment to provide a safe place for our youngest members to play on the floor, which lets them do just that without their older brothers or sisters driving into them with the ride-on toys. The team leader, Diane Lindley, who has a certificate in leadership skills, fundraised to help to buy this wonderful new baby equipment.
The session will begin with a children's bible story followed by songs with instruments for the children to sing and play along to.
Once we have said "goodbye to the church" we will all go into the church hall for the fun to begin.
Refreshments are available, and tables and chairs set out for the parents/carers to have a chat and meet new people.
Our fully CRB checked volunteers are very friendly and are always happy to help
The group is thriving due to the dedication of the Praise & Play team:
Diane Lindley, team leader, who is committed to developing positive relationships with parents;
Revd Alison Cox, whose presence at the group adds to its wellbeing;
The Mother's Unon team, who come each week to serve refreshments.
We introduced the Families & Children's newsletter in 2015 and since then we have noticed an increase in the families taking part in other activities within the church.
2016 was slightly differet from other years as we had many children leave us for school. This always happens but 6 children, who had been with us for many years, left at the same time. It's always said to see the children leave, but it's good to see them growing and moving on.
We now have a new regular group of 18 children and carers and we're all getting to know each other.
As usual, we held Summer and Christmas parties, when we hire an entertainer. These days are always good fun and we get to see quite a few of the older children who have left us.