St. Nicholas' Nippers
Nippers is a family playgroup for children from birth to three years and their parents and carers. It takes place at St Nicholas Church each Tuesday morning in term time from 9am to 11am. Entrance is through the main church doors and the entrance cost is normally £2.50 per ‘family’ (£1.00 after 10.30am) which includes refreshments for children and adults. Children are the responsibility of their parents/carers at all times but all volunteers are CRB/DBS checked.
Established in 2001 and run by church and community volunteers, St Nick’s Nippers provides a great free play environment. It is held in the church itself and children can enjoy the wonderful space this offers. Adults can relax with a cup of tea or coffee and chat and make friends as they watch the children play.
The space is divided into different play areas each equipped with a range of suitable toys:
• A dedicated area for babies
• Jumping, sliding and climbing
• Bikes, rockers and buggies
• Railway and cars
• Dressing up clothes
• Home corner and dolls
• Separate Art Room for painting, crafts and play dough
‘Tidy up Time’ is signalled each week by the same song (1970s ‘Blondie’ ) and adults and children help clear away the toys to make way for a closing music and singing session.
There is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and everyone is made welcome. If you are new to the area it’s an ideal place to get to get to know people. We hope you’ll come along and join us.
This is such a lovely group... everyone is relaxed and friendly and there's a fantastic range of toys. - New parent, 201
My little girl enjoys this group so much. I think she'd like to keep coming till she starts school." - Parent, 2014
I really like the way the toys and equipment are arranged in different play areas and it's great the children can do painting and crafts - Childminder, 2014
Every Tuesday morning during term time from 9am at 11am in the church
- end-Autumn Term 2016
- 22nd & 29th Novermber, 6th December.
Finishes Tuesday 13th December (with visit from Father Christmas)
- Spring Term 2017
- To be announced.
- Summer term 2017
- To be announced
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