Toddle In

We are delighted to announce that Toddle In has now reopened.

Toddle-in is a part of the youth and children’s work of Ford’s Lane church and we run a session on a Wednesday morning during term time 10-11:30am.

The aim of Toddle In is to encourage your children to try a wide variety of play experiences in a safe, non-threatening environment and to gradually make the transition from individual, solitary play to being able to be part of a small group, with the turn-taking and co-operation with others that this will involve.  Also, and very importantly, it is a place where parents, grandparents and carers can relax and enjoy a time of sharing with each other, confident that the children are safe.

Starting anywhere new can be very daunting so here’s what to expect from a typical morning:

Registration – please tick the register and put £2.00 per family in the box.  Please could you also make sure that you fill in a contact sheet just in case we should need to reach you in the event of a session being cancelled.

Tea & Coffee – You are welcome to coffee or tea and biscuits throughout the morning, but please be aware of the little ones and keep hot drinks away from them.

Playtime – Children are free to play in any of the areas and to have a go at the art activities.  We try to vary the materials we work with each week so that they can have fun with paint, glue etc and not worry about the mess!

Tidy-up time – 11 O’clock is tidy up time, We ask everyone to help by putting the equipment in the area in which your child is playing, in the named boxes.

Snack time – After tidy-up, we have a healthy snack which varies weekly.  This time is used to encourage children to sit at the table, try different foods and to take turns.

Song time – The morning finishes with singing or story time – again to encourage children to listen, join in, sit for a short time and have fun.  This is an important time and we ask you to be part of this and encourage your child to take part.

Library – We have a Toddle In lending library, with books kindly donated by individuals who attend Ford’s Lane Church.  The books can be borrowed for a period of two weeks at a time.

If you’d like to find out more or enquire about coming along, please contact:

Thank you – The Toddle In Team -Suzanne, Dorothy, Ros and Lauren