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St John’s Church, Belmont

A Church of England & Methodist Church

Parent and Toddler Group


The St John's Parent & Toddler group is a very popular group, with an average of 25 paying families per week.


The group is attended by parents, grandparents or carers and their children from the local community and opens every Wednesday during term-time from 9.30 until 11am. The suggested donation per family is £1.50, which has not changed since the group was founded in 2003. This price continues to cover costs comfortably. We currently do not have a waiting list, but will need to instigate one if numbers continue to rise in 2011.


Each week we have a craft with a different theme, and being a community group, we cover as many special days as we can including a wide range of religious festivals. We do however, put a special emphasis on the Christian festivals.


The Mother's Union serves refreshments during the session and their help is much appreciated by both the playgroup committee and parents alike.


The session finishes at 11.00 am with song-time.


The group has a tradition of looking beyond itself, and is able to give money towards various charities. In the past year, as well as giving towards the church, which provides the hall free-of-charge, we have given donations to Christian Aid, Alzheimer's charities and a charity in Kenya building a school. The group plans to continue to support similar charities in the future.


The Parent and Toddler group is always looking for volunteers to help with its running and by the end of 2011 will need new committee members in order to continue to operate.