Ladysmith Toddler Group is located next to Ladysmith Infant School, in the Community room (accessed via Pretoria Road near the bottom of Sampson’s Lane).
The group was set up by Ladysmith Community Action Team (LCAT) and is run by Charlie. The group is suitable for babies as well as pre-school aged children.
We run two toddler group sessions per week. Tuesday 9:30-11:00 Thursday 9:30-11:00 Term time only. £2 per family.
We also run toddler Cooking Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1pm, which is signed up for in advance and where we have great fun preparing delicious food to take home to cook and eat!
Sessions are paid in blocks of 6/7 weeks, at £36/£42. We cover a whole range of delicious recipes, savoury and sweet, and have a bit of circle time where we taste a new ingredient each week.
We clear and wash up together and families are welcome to stay to enjoy a packed lunch together at the end. During the 9.30 Toddler group sessions children are free to roam and play; there is usually some sort of tactile/ messy play, art/ craft activity, plus lots of toys and a small outdoor area with ride-ons.
Then at 10.30 hot drinks for adults are provided, along with squash or water and biscuits for all. Families are welcome to bring their own snacks as well if required. At the end we gather on the carpet for a story and some singing, and at the end of each session we sing our ‘good bye’ song to children individually. Come along and play!