The Light Factory is the name of the children’s work on Sundays at St Mary’s.
Held during the 10.30am Sunday service, the Light Factory consists of the following groups:
|Sparks (Pre-school/Reception)||3-5||Church Hall|
|Transformers (Yr 1-3)||6-8||Vicar’s Vestry|
|Generators (Yr 4-6)||9-11||Jubilee Hall|
Each group follows a programme of learning about God that is full of interaction and fun things to do.
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 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 lots of age suitable toys, a role play/kitchen area and a dedicated baby area with mats and bouncers for tiny ones to play without being run over by the older ones! Our activities table varies from week to week with craft, books 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.
Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, please use the Contact Us page (click here) to contact Liz about Little Stars
WHO LET THE DADS OUT? (Saturday Men’s Toddler Group)
‘Who let the Dad’s out?’ is an exciting opportunity for pre-school children to enjoy a morning with their Dads/Grandad’s or Male Carers. Bacon/Sausage rolls, Newspapers, great conversation – there’s something for all men.
Who for: 0-4 year old children accompanied by their Dad/Grandad or Male Carer
When: Third Saturday of the month 9am-10.15am.
Where: St Mary’s Church Hall, Eaton Socon
Cost: £1 per child
Contact: Use the Contact Us page (click here) to contact the Church office about Who let the Dad’s out?
Held fortnightly during term time, we offer TWO exciting programmes that cover Reception – Yr 2 and Yr 3 – Yr 5 aged children (4-10).
Both programmes run from 6pm-7.15pm and are held in either the Church or Church Hall.
Each programme is full of fun, games, learning about Jesus, craft activities and refreshments.
Cost: £1 per child
For more information, please use the Contact Us page (click here) to contact Liz about Friday Clubs.