Children’s Services notice
Creche will be returning to the Abbey Community Centre from 14th September, Monday – Thursday 1-2.45pm. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for our Creche, please download the form here, fill in and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime please have a look at other services available here.
Zoom Rhyme Time: Our Zoom Rhyme Time with Tissy takes place every Friday from 10.45 – 11.30am. You can see previous sessions in our Activities doc here.
Zoom Storytime: Every Friday 9.45-10.30am, starting Friday 18th September. If you’d like to join in with these fun and free sessions, please contact Zamzam on email@example.com.
Soft Play Drop-Ins
Our popular soft-play drop-ins run four days a week for different age ranges – view our current timetable here. There is no charge for the drop-in’s, however donations are welcome.The drop-in gives children an opportunity to learn, socialise and develop essential skills. Activities in the drop-in reflect recommendations from the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and include a toddler gym where children can run around and use lots of energy, baby areas and other activities such as a reading corner, art activities and story and song time session. They also offer a great opportunity for local parents to come together and meet others in their area.
PLEASE NOTE – Parents must stay with their children during drop-ins.
Baby Play Health Hub: We also have health visitors in on Wednesdays 10am – 12pm who can weigh your baby (Under 1s). Last arrival for weigh-in is 11.30am.
The crèche is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 1pm-3pm during term time for ages six months to five years. It is a purpose built space with a small outside play area and offers a safe and stimulating environment for local children to play and learn. Each session has 11 places and children are allocated two afternoons a week. Sessions cost £3.50, or as a concession for low income families, £2. The creche is very popular and as places are limited there is currently a waiting list. If you wish your child to go on the waiting list call into the centre. Each term there is topic based learning, this has included transport, ourselves, our families and our community and celebrations of different cultures, for example Chinese New Year and Christmas.