NOVARTOTS
This was launched in January 2003 and has built up a regular group of children and their Mums, who come along on Tuesday mornings between 10:00 and 11:30am (Term Time).
The ages range from a few months to under three. With plenty of toys to amuse the children and tea and coffee for the Mums, the response has been very encouraging.
Novartots enjoy 'Storytime' when the children are encouraged to listen to a simple Bible story whilst having their juice and biscuit; the mums get a chance to sit and talk together.
At the end of each session the musical instruments are brought out so that everyone, including the very youngest child, can enjoy a time of action songs.
Most of these simple songs are Christian and as the mums sit with the children or help clear away the toys they are learning them too.