ABC Toddlers

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ABC Toddlers is a free playgroup for children aged 0 to 4 and their carers/parents. We meet every Tuesday during term-time from 10:00 to 11:30am at Andover Baptist Church on Charlton Road in Andover, SP103JH.

Get in touch by phone: 01264 392 032

or on the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/242891982495674/


Welcome & Rules

Welcome to ABC Toddlers, we are so glad you’re interested in joining us!

I am Nina Whitby, the team leader and together with the rest of the team I would like to welcome you. We will do all we can to help you feel a part of our happy group. The group is mostly run by volunteers who are members of Andover Baptist Church.

For your information, ABC Toddlers is a free playgroup for children aged 0 to 4 and their carers/parents on Tuesdays each week during term time between 10 and 11.30am. We like to keep the Hall as clear as possible to ensure the safety of everyone so please leave large items including prams and buggies in the foyer when you arrive. If children are asleep in the pushchair you are welcome to bring into the hall in the designated area but may we ask that once your child is awake that you move the prams and buggies back into the foyer. If you need assistance in doing this, then please do ask a member of the team. We are more than happy to help.

We like to ensure that every group member feels relaxed, supported, safe and secure, and that they have fun while we are here. When you register each week you are agreeing to follow a few simple ground rules that ensure everyone has an enjoyable time:

  • Your child’s safety and the way they relate to and play with other children, are your responsibility. Please intervene with your child if others are at risk of being hurt!
  • If another parent expresses concern about something your child has done, listen graciously. Explore each other’s point of view even if you don’t agree or feel you have been misunderstood. Stay friends!
  • Please keep drinks and snacks in the designated area. Please also help to keep this area clean by tidying up after yourselves.
  • Appreciate the team members who are here to organise and facilitate the group, but who are also part of the group family.
  • We are unable to accommodate children who are unable to attend School.
  • Take care of and encourage your children to look after the room, the equipment and each other. Please encourage your children to help tidy, in to the correct boxes at the end of the session.
  • If you have issues that may be upsetting, please do talk to myself or a member of the team. If you need to speak to me outside of ABC Toddler’s group times, please email me on nina.whitby@andoverbaptist.org.uk

Everyone’s comments about the group are always welcomed. If you have any concerns or suggestions about how we can do things differently, please let me or any of the team know. This is your group and your input is always welcome.

If you have any questions about Andover Baptist Church, please approach us as the group is run by members of the church.

Above all, we are about having fun – so enjoy being together!

Nina Whitby

Children’s worker for Andover Baptist Church