Toddlers is for newborns to three-year-olds. It’s an hour and a half on weekday mornings with toys and craft, song time, refreshments and a baby area.
Who are we? Christ Church Toddlers is run by a team of volunteer Christian mums. Toddlers is divided into five groups which meet in The Junction at the church on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings every week during the term time of Christ Church Primary School. Our morning meetings start at 10 am and run until 11.30 am.
We welcome little ones from birth until the end of the term in which they turn three years old. Some children come with their mum, grandma or dad and others with a carer. Each group has a volunteer coordinator or two and a team of helpers who take responsibility for the general running of the session.
What do we do? The morning consists of free play and there is a range of toys that will entertain both girls and boys at every age. Each week there is a simple craft activity such as play-dough modelling, colouring or sticking. Half way through the morning, juice and biscuits are served to the children and there may be a story. Throughout the morning a volunteer helper serves the adults with tea, coffee and biscuits.
Fifteen minutes before the end of the session, after tidying away, we sit in a circle for songs, notices and a prayer.
Once a month, instead of circle time, a Toddle-In Service is held in the church for each group. This mini service is organised by the church’s Children’s Minister and gap year students and has a Christian message.
During the year we hold a number of special events, such as Christmas and Easter Toddler Services, a picnic on the Common in the summer, and a Christmas party when Father Christmas visits! Once a year, in the autumn term, we organise a photographer to visit.
How much do we cost? Our subscription is £12 per term for each child and £15 for siblings or twins. This contribution covers refreshments, the upkeep of the Children’s Room, new toys, craft supplies, birthday cards and Christmas gifts for the children. We also support the education of a child in Kenya and give donations to charity.
How can you join? If you would like to join Christ Church it is essential that you complete our registration form. We are often over-subscribed and there can be quite a wait if you are particular about which day of the week you would like to attend. We also give priority to members of the church congregation and those who live within the parish boundaries.
Please return your registration form to the address below or put it in the pigeon hole marked ‘Toddlers’ by the church office. Your name will be placed on the waiting list on the day we receive your form.
Christ Church Toddlers – The Office
Chorleywood WD3 5SG
For enquiries, phone 01923 282149 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org