About

Having celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2015 Ringmer Tiddlers and Toddlers is a well-established Parent/Grandparent/Carer led Toddler group. Traditionally running sessions on Monday and Thursday mornings during term times at Ringmer Village Hall we have now taken on the additional running of a Tuesday Music group and Wednesday Drop in and Playgroup at Ringmer Children’s Centre. The groups at the Children’s Centre had been run by the council but as a result of budget cuts, the council ceased all playgroups at Children’s Centres across East Sussex in March 2016. We are very pleased to be continuing these valuable sessions in Ringmer.

Sessions

Mondays and Thursdays

We meet on Monday and Thursday mornings between 9.30 and 11.30am 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; typically squash and biscuits for the tots and a hot drink for the adults served around 10.30am. Occasionally there will also be cakes etc provided by parents and carers to celebrate their child’s birthday. Tea, coffee and toast are also available at the start of each session, for which a small charge is made.

Tuesdays

We meet on Tuesday afternoons between 1.30 and 2.30pm at Ringmer Children’s Centre 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 sing and socialise safely. We charge a fee of £1 per session per family.

Wednesdays

We meet on Wednesday mornings between 10.00 and 11.30am at Ringmer Children’s Centre 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 £1 per session per family.

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.

Ringmer

Tiddlers & Toddlers