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Introducing Toddle Time @ Forbes Road

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The coffee machine is set up. The mini tables and chairs are stacked. The toys have been disinfected... We are ready to launch Toddle Time @ Forbes Road!

Starting on Friday 17th May at 10am, this new baby and toddler group will be held at the Memorial Hall on Forbes Road and is open to those 0-3 years old accompanied by their parent, grandparent or carer. Our prayer for Toddle Time is that it would be a safe, welcoming environment for your little ones. We hope that they will enjoy using our space to play, to enjoy bible stories, to join in singing and crafts and make new friends.

Six years ago, I became a mum for the first time. It was a joyful and amazing experience! But it could also be a worrying, anxious and often lonely time. I found going to baby groups a real lifeline in those early days. As well as a chance to get out of the house, someone else to make the coffee and a safe space for my baby to play, baby and toddler groups offered me the chance to chat to other mums, dads and carers. Many of those friendships continue to this day. As Christ Church Walkley, we are delighted to be able to use our building to support others in the community.

We want Toddle Time to be a place for carers as well as their children. Whether you’re coming alone or with friends; whether you’re loving looking after your little ones or finding it all a challenge; whether you’re the first-time mum of a new-born or an experienced grandparent of ten; our aim is to make you feel welcome and valued. And we promise there’ll be decent coffee.

If you want to find out more about Toddle Time @ Forbes Road then why not email us at or just turn up!