Babies & Toddlers
Jumping for Joy
We are privileged to have a dedicated Godly Play classroom here at St Mary’s and welcome children aged 3+ at least once a term to join. Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites as a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their faith community.
Creche and Pre-school Sunday School
The creche caters for children ages 1-3, and is held every Sunday, including school holidays during the 10 am Eucharist in the clergy office – just as for directions! Run by a wonderful group of DBS checked church volunteers, there are lots of books & toys to enjoy, as well as songs and prayers, and a little snack . The aim is to provide a safe, fun environment for children whilst you enjoy the service. It is a drop-in service, so no need to book, and its free! You are as welcome to stay with your child as you are to leave them with the volunteers. Carers collect the children after the Eucharistic prayer so that they too can have a blessing and experience being in the main church with the rest of the congregation.
Baby & Toddler Group
Tuesday and Thursday baby and toddler groups are held at St Mary’s and All Saints’ respectively.
The Playgroup is suitable for babies and toddlers and includes an interactive service followed by toys and singing.
Mini Jam – Toddlers & Babies
Fun and modern early-years education through music. MiniJam is as much about the coffees and natter before/after class as it is about the interactive music and sensory experience for the babies and children.
We have pooled some of London’s top session musicians to create funky versions of nursery rhymes to jam along to.
Toddlers – 10:30am (term time only)
Babies – 11:15am (term time only)
No termly subscription!!!
Book online at www.minijam.uk, or drop in on the day to see if there are any spaces left (booking advised).
Sing and Sign
What is baby signing? Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like milk, more, change nappy or tired will help your baby communicate!Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy because we make it fun to learn! Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech.Developed with the help of Speech and Language professionals and recommended by experts, Sing and Sign is Britain’s longest running and best loved baby signing programme. Sing and Sign offers a variety of ways to learn :
- In a class: Attending a weekly Sing and Sign group with other parents and babies.
- At home: With Sing and Sign Books, CDs and DVDs which babies love to watch!
- On your iPhone/iPad: There is a FREE App especially for Sing and Sign fans!
- Online: Creat printouts from our extensive Members dictionary of baby signs.
We hope you find our website helpful and that it inspires you to enjoy the wonderful benefits baby signing can offer. All the children you will see pictured on this site are genuine Sing and Sign babies, no models have been used.
For further information contact [email protected]
Artful Toddler is an arts and crafts group (overlooked by our creative king “Arty”) that allows young minds to explore their imaginations in a safe and fun environment.
Based at the Welsh Chapel in the heart of Clapham Junction in London, St. Mary’s Church Putney and Southfields Methodist Church, our mission is to allow little minds to get creative and have fun.
Artful Toddler gives children from 12 months upwards the opportunity to express themselves through Arts and Crafts in a safe and friendly environment.
They will learn new skills, have fun and make friends!
Stimulated by our wonderful staff, but especially by mums, dads and carers, children are encouraged to use their initiative and imagination to experiment and explore as much as they wish!
Class sizes are small so children do not get distracted which allows plenty of attention to be given by parents and carers as well as guidance from our teachers.
For further info: [email protected]