Tiny Tots meets on Thursday mornings at 9:45am during term-time, and welcomes toddlers younger than school age.
Our broadly seasonal programme with craft, singing, and stories, is tailored largely to two and three year-olds although even the youngest can find fun with simple toys. Highlights are always a visit from Father Christmas, our Toddle Waddle in April which last year raised £338.00 for the Meningitis Trust, and the last meeting in July when large numbers of Teddy Bears and their friends arrive for a Picnic.
Working as we do with small children time seems to pass very quickly. Families grow and the new baby is soon running around, talking and taking part in all activities.
Nobody could describe the church on Thursday mornings as a quiet place, but few who come in whether church members or visitors, seem to object. Most are glad that the next generation see the church as a welcoming place. We are always glad to offer casual visitors of all kinds a cup of tea or coffee and explain what we are up to. Our numbers average 20+, rising to 40 or so on special occasions.
We really appreciate our cohort of mothers, grandmothers, childminders and occasional fathers who join together to welcome newcomers and support anyone who is looking for help or advice. Being a new mother can be quite lonely and it is good to know where support is at hand. It is our adult attenders who set the tone of the group. We could not manage without them and thank them very much.