Children

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Our Sunday School is held in the church hall during the 10.30am Sunday service and is open to all children between the ages of 1 and 11 (we have a youth group which meets for secondary school children/youth).

We join in with the adult congregation to begin with for songs and a welcome and then head off into the hall for our fun time!

For the younger ones we have toys to play with but also encourage them to join in with the older children. 

We play games, do craft, make friends and learn all about God’s amazing love!

For more information please get in touch with Liz, our Church, Community, Families & Children’s Worker, on cfcw@eatonsocon.org

LITTLE STARS (Wednesday Morning Toddler Group)

 

What is Little Stars?

Little Stars is a parent and toddler group which meets term time on a Wednesday morning (10am till 12noon) at St Mary’s. Run by our Church, Community Families & Children’s Worker and a group of experienced volunteers who are members of St Mary’s, Little Stars is open to mums, dads, grandparents, nannies, childminders and anyone with children aged 0 – 5yrs.

 

What’s on offer?

We have a big space with a huge variety of toys ranging from baby toys, bouncers and mats to toys suitable for older toddlers. Our activities table varies from week to week with craft and sensory play such as magic sand. We usually end each week with a song time which both carers and children encouraged to join in with if they wish to.

Our aim at Little Stars is to provide a welcoming, safe environment, enabling carers to both interact with their children through play and to meet and chat with other carers whilst their children are playing. Our volunteers are always on hand to chat about anything and everything, provide advice (or suggest someone who could help), offer a listening ear or simply to fetch you a cup of coffee whilst you feed your little one!

 

What is the cost?

Little Stars costs £2.50 to register you and your child and there’s no need to call in advance, just turn up. Your one off fee is used to buy new toys and equipment and enables us to give a donation back to St Mary’s to support other ministries within the church. After registration the cost is £1 per session for an adult and child and a further 50p for every additional child over the age of 6 months. Refreshments for you and your child(ren) are included in weekly fees.

 

Covid Restrictions

We have no formal restrictions around Covid and masks are optional but we ask that if you or your child feel unwell or have had a positive lateral flow/PCR test then please do not attend (even with a mask) until you have had 2 consecutive days of negative tests

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information please get in touch with Liz, our Church, Community, Families & Children’s Worker, on cfcw@eatonsocon.org

For further up date information join our Little Stars Facebook Group

Children & Family Events

Throughout the year we have one off events open to all children and their families. 
These events usually include:

Easter Eggstravaganza in March/April – Click HERE to book for our EE on Saturday 16th April 2022
Light Night (Alternative Halloween) in October
Christingle Service in December

We also run a 3 morning holiday club in the summer holidays (usually first week of the holidays)

For all the latest dates and booking information then keep an eye on the website or join our Children & Family Events Facebook Group

For more information please get in touch with Liz, our Church, Community, Families & Children’s Worker, on cfcw@eatonsocon.org

 

Additional Needs and Disabilities

Children with additional needs and/or disabilities are welcome at all our children’s groups and events. If you want to discuss your child’s needs in advance (so we can make sure we can meet their needs and make any adjustments necessary prior to your child joining us) then please get in touch with our Church, Community, Families & Children’s Worker on cfcw@eatonsocon.org

We also run a monthly group specifically aimed at children with additional needs and/or disabilities and their families called HIVE. For more information click here