At Greasby we run a very popular Toddlers’ group on a Monday morning, with 20-25 adults and up to about 40 children aged 0-4 attending regularly.

We have a wide variety of toys for the children including ride-on toys, a slide, dolls and pushchairs, bricks and Lego, jigsaws, playdough, a kitchen and a garage with lots of small cars. We also have a selection of books supplied by Irby library, a new selection every term.

During the morning the children have a drink of juice or water and a biscuit and the adults have a cup of tea or coffee with a biscuit.  The morning finishes with Rachel or Sue leading us in the singing of action songs, some new but always including plenty of old favourites.  The children love this part of the morning and join in enthusiastically!

At Christmas we had a very successful Christmas Party.  Rachel led us in a Nativity service in the Church.  The children were all involved in this and it was much appreciated by the parents and carers.  This was followed by party food and a sing-a-long. As the children left they were given a booklet telling the story of Jesus’ birth.

Our thanks are due to our team of about 15 willing volunteers who help to set out the hall, make the coffee or work with the children and adults in the hall – it is due to their hard work and dedication that this group is so popular and really appreciated and valued by those who come.

Jean Chamberlain