Tuesday 20th May 2014 7:06 PM
These groups are open to all parents with under-5's. It's a great place to make friends and support each other - while your children have fun! It's also suitable for families with a number of children as all pre-school children are welcome - from babies through to 4 year olds.
The session lasts approximately two hours and children have a wide variety of toys and equipment to play with and explore. We have a special corner with toys and mats more suitable for babies. There is usually a 'messy' table where the children can paint, stick and be creative with play dough. Half way through the session, we gather round to sing together using our song box.
All the children are encouraged to sit at the table for a drink of juice and a biscuit, while the parents can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and chat. We celebrate Easter and Christmas with a short Christian service of nursery rhyme type songs, prayers and puppets to tell the story.
We also run occasional Saturday morning sessions called 'Who let the Dads out!' We aim to encourage Dads, Grandads and Male Carers to meet together to enjoy a session with their babies and toddlers. These have been a great success, (not least because of the bacon butties!) and gives an opportunity for dads to unwind on a weekend, meet fellow dads and have fun with their kids. All dads and pre-school children are welcome.
There are two Parent and Toddler sessions each week in term time at All Saints' Parish Hall, Godfrey Road, Skircoat Green - Tuesday 9.30 -11.30am and Tuesday 12.30- 2.15pm. Please drop in or contact Wilma MacGregor - firstname.lastname@example.org - there is a £2 charge.
There is a similar group supported by members of All Saints' on Wednesday morning 09.30 -11.15am at the Old Rishworthians', Copley.