Toddlers

Thursday Toddler Group

We are a happy, successful and busy Toddler Group and we run every Thursday morning from 9.30-11.00 am.  The cost of each session is £1.50 per family. 

Cross with St Michaels Toddler Group around it surrounded by a circle of children all holding hands

We are open most Thursdays during term time. We begin with a small and informal children’s service in church, which starts promptly at 9.30am.  Please do not worry if your child is a little noisy, most children are when they first join us.  We start by ringing the church bell with accompanying Ringing Rhyme at the back of church and then have a short story or talk by a member of clergy or one of our team.  This is followed by singing and instruments.  We finish with a prayer and our Circle Song. 

Everyone then goes down to the Parish Centre for registration and refreshments.  A healthy snack and juice for the children and hot drinks for the adults.  On the first Thursday in the month we have cakes (donations are always welcome).  We then have playtime, a large and varied selection of toys are available for the children to enjoy, followed by a craft activity, in which we try to continue our Church theme.  

Toddlers have a great team, who are always on hand, please introduce yourself.

Clear up begins at 11am and we ask all parents/careers to help.  We finish our session at 11.15am.  

Please contact the Parish Office

To ensure the safe running of our group, we do have a few basic rules, which must be followed by everyone.

  • For the safety of all of our Toddlers, we request that each adult should be accompanied by no more than 3 under 5’s. We would like to ensure that each carer respects this ratio so that the children are appropriately supervised throughout the session.
  • Please remember that you are responsible for your Toddlers at all times. Whilst all our leaders will help in any way possible, their help will be limited as they have their own Toddlers with them.
  • We try to discourage running in the Parish Centre.  
  • Your Toddler will require help with the craft activities, as most of them involve glue and paint.
  • Please drink your hot drinks by the serving area to avoid spillages on our toddlers.

Rhyme to ring in the service.

Lets ring the bell and come and pray,

Coz Toddler Group are here today.

Lets ring the bell and come and play,

Coz Toddler Group are here today.

Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Ding Dong. 


Circle Song

(This is sung to the tune for Puff the magic dragon.)

Gods love is like a circle,

A circle big and round,

And when you see a circle

no ending can be found.

And so the love of Jesus

goes on eternally, 

Forever and forever,

I know that he loves me.

(Repeat)

Attendance at this group does not necessarily fulfill certain of the criteria for admission to St Michael’s C of E Primary School, Easthampstead. Please contact Father Guy who will be able to give you more information.


Toddlers would also be very welcome at our Church4U service. Please see our Children's page for more information.