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Description of activity
We run two friendly and welcoming groups for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to attend with their grown-ups:
- Mondays 1.30-3pm (term time) - Oasis is a free drop-in group in the Community Hall. It is relaxed place for kids to play and for both kids and parents to make friends.
- Wednesdays 10-11am (term time) - First Steps Toddler Praise is a very informal church 'service' of songs, crafts and stories with a time for play and refreshments at the end. Meets weekly in the church.
Children are also made very welcome at our Sunday Services. Our 11am Sunday Service is particularly relevant for children as there are children's groups for children aged 3-11 and youth work for 11-18 year olds. There is also a creche area for under 3's.
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Address and Accessibility
Please describe how accessible the toilet area is for example is it a 'Changing Places' accessible toilet, does it have changing facilities, hoists etc
Wheelchair accessible toilet with grab rails, emergency pull-cord and lowered sinks.
Baby changing facilities available in disabled toilet.
Dietary needs catered for
Staff have specialist training
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Please note that step free access is available via the back gate on Church Street. Rails available on the steps on access from Thames Street.
As part of our commitment to fully integrate people with disabilities into the life of the church, St Mary's has carried out an access audit of the church building and appointed a Disabled People's Champion.
Days and times of activity / opening
|Monday||From 13:30||To 15:00||Oasis Toddler Group|
|Wednesday||From 10:00||To 11:00||First Steps Toddler Praise|
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Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)
Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers all welcome to attend with their carers.
Does a parent / carer need to stay on premises during activity
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Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers attend accompanied by their carers.
Is there a cost for this service or activity
Inclusion and Accessibility
Taking part if you are a child or young person with additional needs or a disability.
How can a child or young person with SEND take part in this activity
The Oasis Toddler Group on Mondays and First Steps Toddler Praise on Wednesdays are both welcoming places for children with SEND. Please let the helpers and leaders of the group know of any particular requirements or adjustments that can be made to ensure your child is able to be fully integrated in the group and activities can be adjusted to enable full participation.