Baby & Toddler Groups
Launching April 20, 2015
Little Rockets Toddler Group (0-5s) is a community outreach projects to the mums, dads, carers and grandparents of West Bridgford and beyond. Meets every week in term time on Monday mornings from 10.00 – 11:30am at Lutterell Hall on Church Drive.
A normal session (for a donation of £2) includes free tea, coffee, cake and fruit and involves free play with lots of different zones to choose from including, dressing up, baby corner, craft table, reading corner, home kitchen corner, boys toys, dolls area and a small indoor soft play area. And we always finish our time together with a sing-a-long!
It’s a great place to bring your children and a place for the adults to enjoy good coffee and great company.
Poppy & Pint, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay
12.30, 1.45 & 3pm
Suitable for age 0 – 12 months
You and your baby will experience different sensory activities every week designed to support your baby’s sensory development. You are welcome to join at any time.
07779 256 090
Sir Julien Cahn Pavillion, West Park, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford
Various times 6 months- 7 years
New Gymbabes & afternoon classes.
Using specifically designed equipment your child will learn agility, balance, climbing and co-ordination skills appropriate to their age, in a structured and supervised environment.
Contact Fiona 07429 845132
Holy Spirit Baby & Toddler Playgroup
Every Thursday during term time from 10-11.30.
Contact: Louise Anglin
07724 599 582
29 Charnwood Grove,
Off Melton Road, West Bridgford.
Lady Bay Parent & Toddler Group
All Hallows Church Hall, Pierrepont Road, West Bridgford.
Runs on: Mondays and Fridays
Monday and Friday 9.45-11.45am
£1.50 per family, first visit free of charge.
Open all year (closed on Bank Holidays and Mondays in school holidays)
Childrens ages range from newborn to pre-school.
Just pop in
NCT Bumps and Babies
Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 7HY
Meets on Thursday afternoons, 1.30pm to 3pm
NCT Bumps and Babies group welcomes you before you have had your baby and in the early weeks of parenthood will provide a welcoming environment as you get used to being a new parent. We have regular demonstrations by local businesses such Tiny Talk and pottery painting sessions (handprints on baubles make fabulous keepsakes).
Everyone can come along, whether they are NCT member or not, and regardless of whether they have attended NCT antenatal classes. Just pop in.
Poppy Seeds at The Poppy & Pint
Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay NG2 5DX
Every Wednesday morning 10-12 all year round. Suitable from Bump until your small person is sitting only. We invite small local businesses and guests to sell, demonstrate and offer taster sessions. or you can just ‘Chill and Chat’. All free. Breast and Bottle feeding friendly!
Paula Kettridge – 07967 252 784
St Giles Church Hall, Stratford Road, West Bridgford
Thursdays 10am to 11.30am term time only
Cost just £1.00 per family
Ages Birth to School age
0115 914 2465
West Bridgford Baptist Church Toddlers
West Bridgford Baptist Church, Melton Road, West Bridgford
Every Wednesday in term time, 10am-11.30am.
£1 per child accompanied by 1 adult (extra adults and children over 1 year – 50p each) tea, coffee, squash and biscuits included.
Free play, crafts and singing time. All Carers with their babies and under 5s welcome.
Ann Thomas 0115 981 0690
West Bridgford Methodist Church Parent and Toddler
Methodist Church, Patrick Road, West Bridgford
Open Wednesdays in term time 9.30am-11.30am and 1.30pm-3pm please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or to ask any questions 4 rooms of fun including a separate carpeted baby room.
We have no waiting list and welcome all who arrive at each session! We enjoy a time of singing together and drinks and biscuits are included in the admission fee.
Sports Pavilion, West Park, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford
9.30am & 10.30am 2 years+
11.30am Walking – 2 years
1pm 3 – 5yrs with fun music theory
2pm 3 months – walking
0870 900 4567
Little Wickets Cricket Fun
Sir Julien Cahn Pavilion, West Park, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford
1.00pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm (2.5 – 4 years)
Under 7 – cricket fun and games
0115 924 8476
West Bridgford School, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford
EMSA Babies – swimming lessons from 6 weeks to 3 years
01773 744 899
New Youth Theatre
Methodist Church Centre, Musters Road, West Bridgford
Tiny Tots (3-5 years) 4.45-5.15pm
Juniors (6-12 years) 5.15-7.15pm
The New Youth Theatre concept is simple. Children between the age of 3-12 years are taught how to develop and improve their performing arts skills whilst rehearsing for a fully staged musical each term.
Activities are run from the children’s centre as well as various community venues. We work closely with other partner organisations such as the Health Centre, Schools, Playgroups and After Schools Clubs, Libraries and Community and Voluntary groups and Jobcentre Plus.
Your local Children’s Centre
Children’s Centres are available for parents expecting a baby, or those with a child under 12 years old.
Your local Sure Start team covers the areas of:
Abbey & Lady Bay, Edwalton, Ruddington, Gamston and West Bridgford. The team now works across 3 bases:
• Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s Centre which is situated on the site of Abbey Primary School.
• Ruddington Children’s Centre which is situated in Ruddington Young People’s Centre.
• West Bridgford Children’s Centre which is situated in West Bridgford Young People’s Centre next to West Bridgford Library.
We also run our activities and services from various community venues to ensure we are meeting the needs of the community. We work closely with partner organisations such as; Health Centres, Schools, Playgroups, After Schools Clubs, Libraries, Jobcentre Plus and Community and Voluntary groups.
Tuesdays 10.00am-12.00pm, West Bridgford Children’s Centre.
The Inbetweeners is a fun Parent Led baby group for babies that are starting to become mobile (approx. 6 months- 1 year). Come along, play and meet other families in a safe environment.
The Inbetweeners Need You!
As this is a parent led group we are always on the look out for parents to help with the planning and running of the group. Any time you can spare will be gratefully received and this can be 2 hours a week or 2 hours a month!
Interested in helping out with this group? Contact the Children’s Centre Community Team on 0115 969 4480
Singing and Signing -West Bridgford Children’s Centre.
Local families are invited to attend this free session for 0-5 year olds. Join in and learn new songs and rhymes, actions and simple signs.
Please call the children’s centre to find out dates and times for this session as this session rotates around the area.
Wednesdays, 1.00-2.00pm at West Bridgford Young People’s Centre. (at The Library)
Come and meet other breastfeeding mums in a supportive environment.
Bumps to Babies
Wednesdays, 2.00pm-3.00pm at West Bridgford Young People’s Centre.
Come along and meet other expectant and new parents in an informal and relaxing setting. Bumps to pre-movers welcome!
Thursdays 1.30-3pm at Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s Centre. Term time only.
Come and join us for a free play session especially for 1-2 year olds.
Stay and Play
The last Friday of the month 10.00-11.30am at Ruddington Young People’s Centre. Term time only.
Come and join us for a free monthly Stay and Play session. This session provides children under 5 and their parent/carer with support, a chance to build new friendships and positive learning and development opportunities.
1st Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm at Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s Centre
Our Dads Group gives male carers the opportunity to have quality time with their child, access quality play and meet new people. Research shows that fathers and male carers spending quality time with their children gives a child a good head start in life. Research has also shown that in turn, fathers and male carers understand their children’s abilities and how they react in certain situations better.
Introduction to Paediatric First Aid sessions
This hour long session covers the basics of Paediatric First Aid such as CPR and choking and is open to families from the West Bridgford and Ruddington area. This session is provided by the charity ‘Save a Baby’s Life’ and is free.
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Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s Centre,
Ruddington Young People’s Centre
0115 984 2522
West Bridgford Library and Young People’s Centre
Please call the organisers of any of the groups to ensure that information is up to date