Baby and Toddler Group
Smarden Charter Hall Every Tuesday (term time) 9.30am-11.30am
Free coffee, juice and biscuits for Mums and kids.
Further details: Debbie Windibank (01233 820798) Ailsa Wilson (01233 770238) Nina Bromley (01233 770765)
We run a friendly and relaxed group with mums and children from Smarden and the surrounding villages. Thanks to a grant we have completely rejuvenated our group and now offer a specific Sea theme padded baby area with baby gyms, rocking baby seat, Sit me up cosy, baby walkers and other baby friendly toys.
For the toddlers we have a wooden climbing frame, dressing up boxes, dolls house, wooden kitchen, wooden train set, town rug with cars and garages, mini push chairs and dollies, tents with adjoining tunnel and pink balls! We have a huge selection of ride ons, including a police and princess car, trikes, a bee, a mouse etc We have a large box trolley FULL of toys and activities, including educational toys such as bead threading, jigsaws, puzzles, soft blocks. Children and mums are free to help themselves to whatever they would like to play with and make as much mess as they like. We also have a mini library area with a selection of books to suit all ages.
We regularly run craft sessions, each week the children (and Mums!) are free to use the play dough, colouring pens, aquadraw etc, In addition we have specific craft sessions to tie in with key dates such as Mothers and Fathers Day, Easter, Christmas, Valentines, Halloween etc In the past we have decorated windmills, magic maize pictures, collages, paper mache heads, farm walks to make autumn pictures and much more.
We celebrate every child’s birthday with the whole group singing "Happy Birthday", fairy cakes for all the children and a birthday card. We also have a Halloween party and huge Christmas party (one for children and later one for the Mums !) with bouncy castle, games, lunch, party bags including reindeer dust and of course a visit from Father Christmas.
This summer holiday we are offering a family service up to the age of 8 for each tuesday morning in August (10am-12noon). We will have all are usual toys out, our new bouncy castle and will be doing a craft activity each session. Please do let one of us know if you would like to come to any of the dates as we need to ensure we have enough craft materials.
We have several children sized tables and 30 mini red and blue chairs and do offer a party hire service including some of the large toys, climbing frame and ride ons for a nominal charge – please ring us if you are interested.
Since the Charter Hall opened we have been able to offer a lovely environment for the toddler group and have welcomed many new mums and children which has created a fun and relaxed toddler group. Please do come along and see us, if you are unsure or have any queries please just give one of us a call.