Noah’s Ark is for parents and carers with toddlers and babies (0-4 years).
It meets at 10.15-11.45am every Tuesday & Friday during school term-time.
Our aims are to provide positive, educational play experiences for children, as well as friendship and support for each other in our roles as parents and carers.
We hope you will enjoy the group and find it friendly and fun.
Here’s our programme at a glance
10.15am – Arrival & registration
10.15 – 11.30am – Free play (truck zone available from 11.10 – 11.30am)
11.00am – Hot drinks for adults; fruit & drinks for children
11.30am – Singing and story-time
11.45am – Home time
What happens at Noah’s Ark?
We have free play from 10.15-11.30am which includes role play in the home corner, shop or cafes, dressing up, sandpit play, books and jigsaws. There is always a craft activity such as painting, sticking, decorating biscuits or play dough etc.
We have a Babyzone for under 1s which is a soft area with baby gyms and toys.
At 11.00, we have fruit and drinks (either juice, water or milk) for the children. And then the trucks, trikes and slide are available for energetic play in the church.
At 11.30, we have a story, singing time and a thought for the day.
Noah’s Ark has regular social events such as family barbecues, girls’ balti nights etc and in the summer holidays we meet informally at various venues.
Occasionally, we hold coffee mornings with a speaker on a topic of interest. A creche is provided for these events.
The Church Centre include toilets and nappy changing facilities, which we expect carers to use in the interests of hygiene.
Bottle warming facilities are available in the kitchen and we welcome breast-feeding.
Buggies and chairs can be left in the entrance of the Church Centre.
For more information about Noah’s Ark, please contact Katherine Quaintance via the website.
And for the Dads
We regularly hold events for Dads and their children.
For more information about Just 4 Dads and details of upcoming events, please visit the Just 4 Dads page.