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Acorns (Parent and Toddlers)


For: Under 5's and their carers

When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.00 - 11.15 am (term time)

We have three lively sessions each week when Parents, Carers, Grandparents bring their preschool aged toddlers and babies to a morning of play and fun. Newcomers are always very welcome.

We try to offer a varied programme for each session so regularly include a craft table, story time and singing spot, as well as a wide selection of toys suitable for pre-school children. From time to time we include a "Special" mornings such as "Messy mornings" (where paint, glue and play-dough are found in abundance). If you've never met a pasta pit or experienced a Christmas party with 50+ under 5's then Acorns is the place to discover them! If your child loves playing trains, farms, cars, dressing up, jigsaws, puppets, pretend cooking or pretend shopping then come and let them play while you can get to know other parents and carers from the area. There are plenty of refreshments on offer which are a perfect start to chatting with old friends or making new ones. The group is not just for Mums! Grandparents, Dads and Childminders are most welcome.

As the group has a Christian foundation, we try to celebrate major Christian festivals at a level suitable to pre-school children so Christmas, Easter and Harvest time will always see some special activities. Regularly we tell a Bible story as part of Singing time to allow the children to know something about Jesus and the Christian faith.

We run every week of school terms on a "drop in and stay as long as you like" basis. If you live in the area and would like some company for yourself and activity for your children then ACORNS might be just for you. We'd love to meet you.  In addition we run sessions during the School Summer holidays so look out for Acorns in August.

If you are a Dad you might like ‘Conkers’.  This is a Saturday morning Toddler play session for Dads and their young children and babies, run by Dads for Dads.  These happen regularly through the year and have the added bonus of including a full cooked Breakfast!  Why wouldn’t you want to come?

Please contact Philippa Gunn if you have any questions.