Parent and Toddlers
For the most up to date times and dates for events please check our order of service which can be downloaded on the homepage
Meets every Wednesday morning
All pre-school children and their carers welcome!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who runs this group?
For almost twenty years a team of volunteers from First Magherafelt Presbyterian Church have been running the group. Maisie, Cathy, June and Lorna help in the hall most Wednesday mornings and are ably assisted by a team of around 20 ladies who help in the kitchen on a rota basis.
Why do you run a Parent and Toddler Group?
Our aim is to provide a relaxed and friendly Christian environment where parents/carers are offered support and encouragement and children are assisted in their social, educational and spiritual development through play, craft and music activities. It is our hope that as we serve you we will show God’s love to you.
How old can my child be before they can attend?
All pre-school children are very welcome at this group whether it is a new-born baby, a baby who has learned to sit or a toddler running around. This group also provides an opportunity for you to form long term friendships with other parents so the earlier you attend the more likely this is to happen.
How much does it cost?
There is not a set charge for the group but we do ask that everyone would make a donation to help cover expenses such as craft materials, toys, refreshments and heating. A donation of £1 per child is suggested and can be placed in the basket at the hatch.
When are the sessions held?
Every Wednesday morning from 10am – 12 noon from September through to June except for when schools are closed. A diary of events can be found on our church website www.firstmagherafelt.com. Please feel free to come and go throughout the session at whatever time suits you.
Do I need to register my child?
If this is your first time here please let us know as we ask all parents/carers to complete a Registration form for their child. A roll is kept each morning of all who attend the group and all parents/carers are asked to sign the book as they come in. Both Registration and roll keeping are in accordance with the child protection guidelines adopted by First Magherafelt Presbyterian Church.
Where can I change my baby?
There is a toilet room through the door at the right of the hatch and baby changing facilities are available there. Other toilets are available on the right at the top of the stairs.
Who is responsible for my child?
At the group we have sought to provide a safe environment in which your child can play. However, while your child is here they remain in your care and you are responsible for their safety and behaviour.
For more information contact Lorna Curry 028 7963 2374
Diary of Events
Recommences - 12th September
Closed half term - 31st October
Christmas Party - 12th December
Christmas holidays - 19th December - 2nd January (inclusive)
Recommences - 9th January