About

Having celebrated our 45th anniversary in 2020 Ringmer Tiddlers and Toddlers is a well-established Parent/Grandparent/Carer led Toddler group. We usually run sessions on Monday and Thursday mornings during term times at Ringmer Village Hall.

Sessions

Mondays and Thursdays

We meet on Monday and Thursday mornings between 9.30 and 11.00am in the Main Hall of Ringmer’s Village Hall during term-time. We welcome parents, grandparents and carers with babies or pre-school children to get together in a friendly, informal setting with other families to play and socialise safely. We charge a fee of £2 per session per family which includes refreshments; a tea or coffee for adults, and a small snack for children. Please bring water for your little one if needed. 

Covid Protocol – Important, please read; 

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD(REN) ARE FEELING UNWELL OR RUNNING A HIGH TEMPERATURE.

In order to run the group safely and in compliance with Government regulations, we ask that you read and stick to the following:

Before arrival

There is currently no need to book.  This will be re-assessed regularly.  Please only bring 1 adult per group as we have limited capacity. Places will be given on a first come first served basis. 

 Arrival

Wear a mask at all times, and sanitise your hands on entry.

You will be asked to provide your contact details to the volunteer at the signing-in desk. 

Please have the correct change (£2) to pay.  You can also pay by bank transfer to:

RINGMER TIDDLERS AND TODDLERS  20-49-76  0049 5166

Play time

Please base yourself at one of our tables around the perimeter of the hall.  Keep all of your belongings at that table.

If you have a pre-walker please bring your own mat.

Remember to maintain Social Distancing whilst supervising your child(ren).

Snack time (approximately 10:15)

A packaged snack will be provided for children. Please provide your own drinks for children.  Carers will be offered one hot drink.  At this time, we are not able to provide additional drinks/toast.

Toilet break

Please use the disabled toilet for nappy changes and toilet breaks.  Don’t forget to take the used nappy home with you for disposal. Please use the wipes provided to sanitise the toilet seat and sink. 

Tidy-up time

Carers are asked to assist by packing away all toys and leaving on the stage for sanitising. 

Song/Story time

This will take place outside as much as possible.

Children to take an instrument and sit apart.  Music will be provided, but we ask at this stage that carers don’t sing along in accordance with government guidelines.

Departure

Carers to sanitise on the way out and leave through the indicated exit.  Please note the Village Hall is operating a one-way system.

PLEASE INFORM US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD(REN)

TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID BY CONTACTING

JO ON 07581 511447 (Mondays) OR BRIGID ON 07930 956464 (Thursdays)

 

Other Events

We also organise subsidised outings which in the past have included trips to Drusillas, Knockhatch, Spring Barn Farm, fundraising events with two Nearly New Sales a year.

Why Come to a Toddler Group?

There are lots of good reasons to come to a Toddler Group. We hope you will benefit from at least some of the following, identified by the Pre-School Learning Alliance:

Parent and toddler pre-schools offer:

  • A place to go, where both adults and children are welcome;
  • Company, for both children and adults;
  • An opportunity for parents to be with their children without being distracted by household chores;
  • Time and space for children to learn through satisfying play, perhaps with more equipment than can be provided at home;
  • The chance for parents to compare notes with others doing the same job;
  • Opportunities for both adults and children to learn by observing and absorbing new practices and ideas;
  • Access to other community resources;
  • The beginning of friendships which may last long beyond parent and toddler pre-school days.

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Tiddlers & Toddlers