Ducklings is the name of our weekly session for 0-3s and their parents or carers.
It is on Tuesdays, starting at 9.30 and running until 11.15.
We don't mind if you are late, and we don't mind if you're a bit early!
It takes place in church.
It happens every week, even through the holidays.
We have great play equipment, usually in three areas -
- Play for very young children and babies
- Soft play equipment
- Constructive and imaginative play
Children love it because there is lots of space, great equipment and others to play with. Plenty of drinks and biscuits.
Mums, dads, grandparents and carers love it because they are plied with excellent coffee and tea, and get to chat with others and make friends.
We have baby-change and other facilities.
We have a great team of excellent helpers, all of whom have been checked and trained in terms of safeguarding.
About 10.30 we all get together to ring the church bell (the bold get to help) and sing a song. We then have a brief bible story, often with actions,
and our very own Ducklings Prayer.
If anyone has a birthday we have a big celebration.
If anyone has just been baptised, they get their candle and a big welcome.
Then we have more drinks and this time delicious cakes.
You have to stay with your child.
There is no charge, though we ask for a small donation.
We asked why so many keep coming back.
It is the atmosphere, the welcome and the friendships.
And the cake!
Come along! Just turn up.