Jollytots is a parent and toddler group that meets every Friday morning in the church from 10.30am until 12midday. At present we have around 35 parents and 50 children coming every week but we would always welcome newcomers! Although we do have some church members who attend, Jollytots is very much open to everyone, whether they attend the church or not.
We begin each week with a time of free-play when children can play with a wide variety of toys and games including ride-on toys, kitchen, playhouse and slide as well as cars, blocks and puzzles. We also encourage the children to engage with the craft activity for the day during this time.
We have a snack time for the children (juice and toast) at around 11am and, when they are finished, the parents and carers can also enjoy some toast, along with tea or coffee. This gives parents time to chat and interact while the children are at play again.
At around 11.40am we all move into a different area to do Rhyme Time, when we sing together as well as use simple instruments and movements. We also sing to anyone having a birthday during this time, and then every child gets a Jollytots sticker before they leave.