Jungle Jingles

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The Carey Centre, Anstey Rd, Reading, RG1 7JR
Monday

Every Monday 10 to 11:30am (during term time)

A group for parents/carers and children up to 18 months old. The emphasis of the group is on music, singing, and movement, and there is also time to play and enjoy a snack together in each session.

For more information, contact junglejingles@careybaptistchurch.org.uk

Booking required.

£2 per family

St James Toddlers

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St James Woodley, Kingfisher Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 3LH, UK
Wednesday

Every Wednesday 1:00 to 2:30pm (during school term time)

St James Toddler Group is aimed at 0-4 year olds and their carers.

No booking required.

£1.50 per session per family

HoneyPot

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Argyle Community Church, Argyle Road Reading RG1 7YL
Tuesday

Honeypot is our friendly and welcoming toddler group that meets every Tuesday morning throughout term-time. Doors open at 10:00am and we finish around 11:45am. We welcome parents and carers with pre-schoolers, toddlers or babes-in-arms. We have a variety of toys and crafts and finish each session with some singing and a story. Refreshments are available for a small donation.

We take bookings on a weekly, first come first served basis.

£1 per child

Tiggers Toddlers

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Organised by Lifespring Church
Lifespring Church, 143-145 Oxford Rd, Reading RG1 7UY
Monday

Every Monday during term time, we have Tiggers Toddlers.

Tiggers Toddlers is for all kids aged between 0 and 4 years old.

Doors open at 9.45am and our session finishes at 11.15am.
No need to book, There is a £1 voluntary contribution towards trips and treats.

We look forward to seeing you.

£1 voluntary contribution

Sunday Creche

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Carey Baptist Church, Carey Street, Reading RG1 7JS
Sunday

We run a creche and Sunday School during the service which children are welcome to join. Groups start at the same time as the morning service and parents are welcome to drop them off a few minutes before 10:30 am.

Our creche is for children ages 0-3. You are welcome to stay in the creche with your child or to leave them in our care and we will discreetly come and find you in the service if your child becomes unhappy. (Our creche helpers are DBS checked)

The Little Gems Toddler Group

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The Salvation Army in Central Reading, Reading Central Anstey Road Reading RG1 7JR
Thursday

Little Gems Toddler Group meets on Thursday morning from 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon (term time only) and offer a friendly and safe environment for parents and carers to bring pre-school children for a time of informal play.

Activities include crafts, playdough, ride on toys, play kitchen and carpet toys.

It's also a great opportunity for parents and carers to chat over a cup of tea or coffee and make new friends.

£1.50

Southtots

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Organised by St Matthew's Church
St Matthew's Church, 205 Southcote Lane, Reading, RG30 3AX
Friday

Every Friday morning 10-11.30am. (TERM TIME ONLY)

Southtots @St Matthew’s Church Southcote, is a baby and toddler group offering a warm welcome and a place to play for children aged 0-4 yrs old and their parents/carers.

• At Southtots we have a wide range of toys and activities, including a baby play area, crafts, Bible story, playdough, jigsaw puzzles and an opportunity for physical movement, singing and music making!

For regular updates please go to our Facebook page.

£1 per family/group

Limitless Tots

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All Nations Christian Centre, Berkeley Avenue, Reading, RG1 6JE
Wednesday

During term-time

Parents or carers with babies and toddlers under 5 are invited to meet every Wednesday morning during term time. Sessions run from 9:30am-11:00am and include craft, storytelling, free play and a snack time.  We also run a messy play session once a term.

All children that attend our groups must be registered.

Little Fishes Toddlers

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Coley Park Baptist Church, Wensley Road Reading RG1 6DU
Monday

Mondays (termtime) 09:30-11.

Pre-school children play with all sorts of toys, crafts and activities, while parents/carers look after their children, make new friends and have a chat.

At 10am we have a Story Time: singing and a Bible story followed by refreshments for parents, carers and children. After more free time to play, we round the morning off at 11am with Singing Time.

£1 per family per week

Parents & Toddlers

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ST AGNES Northumberland Avenue, RG2 8DE
Wednesday

Wednesday Mornings 10-11.30am

A welcoming Toddler Group for local families, all babies & toddlers are welcome with their parents, grandparents or carers on Wednesday Mornings.

Activities include soft play, craft, toys, singing, story time, snacks and with plenty of tea and coffee for the adults.

We also have team available for a chat and support for parents.

Mulberry Bush

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Lower Earley Baptist Church, Maiden Place Lower Earley Reading RG6 3HE
Wednesday

We are a group for babies and toddlers (and their parents/carers) who meet on Wednesday mornings 9.30-11am for play, craft, singing and fun. The group is called Mulberry Bush.

Come and play with your kids, meet other families in the community and make friends. Babies who are not yet walking have their own peaceful room to play in, allowing mums to get together and have a cuppa and a chat.

Please register.

Toddlers

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Organised by Trinity Earley
Trinity Earley, Trinity Church, Chalfont Close, Earley, Reading RG6 5HZ
Monday

Mondays 9.45-11.15am Term time

Toddlers and parents/carers have fun through play, craft, refreshments, songs and friendship. No need to book or reserve a place, just come along and join in!

We have limited places and operate on a first come first served basis. We suggest arriving early.

£2 per family

Who Let the Dads Out?

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Organised by Trinity Earley
Trinity Earley, Trinity Church, Chalfont Close, Earley, Reading RG6 5HZ
Saturday

We’ve now re-started WLTDO on the first Saturday of each month from 9.30am-11.30am – please feel to drop in at any point and it’ll be fab to welcome you.

The sessions run much like a toddler group (but with bacon rolls). Prior to the pandemic we typically had a dozen or so dads (mostly regulars) and around 15 children each month. We used WhatsApp to keep in contact. The sessions are open to anyone.

TOTS AND TEDDIES

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Earley St Peter’s Church, Church Road Earley Reading RG6 1EY
Wednesday

Our Tots and Teddies Group meets on Wednesday mornings in term time. We start with a very short, very informal (and often quite noisy!) service in church in the Lady Chapel at 10.15. We then go over to the hall for craft (based on the Bible story or theme), toys, snacks and drinks. All families with young children very welcome: we have mums, dads, and grandparents who come along. It’s an ideal way to meet others with young children, to have a chat and let your child play.
We usually get to the hall by about 10.40 so join us in there if you prefer. We finish at 11.30.
For dates and other information, do look at our Facebook Group .

Tea and Tinies

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Organised by St Nicolas Church
St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley Reading, RG6 7JN
Monday

Mondays from 2.30pm

Come and have a cuppa, stay and play, a safe space to meet other mums/carers.

Busy Bees Toddler Group and Baby Space

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Organised by Brookside Church
Brookside Church, Brookside Close Earley Reading RG6 7HG
Tuesday

Tuesdays 9.30-11am (Term Time)

Busy Bees, for children aged 0-4 and their carers.
All places are currently full, with a waiting list. To be added to the list, please contact info@brooksidechurch.org.uk

Baby Space, time for babies and carers.

£1.50 per child or £2 for 2, children under 1's free

Toddlers

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New Hope Community Church, 95 York Road Reading RG1 8DU
Monday

Our toddler group is for children aged 0-3 years and their parents/guardians. We meet every Monday in term time from 10AM-11AM, in the Vault hall on the ground floor.

We aim to provide a safe place for children to play and have fun, and a chance for the parents/guardians to meet new friends, chat and have coffee - and spend time with their children!

No need to book and we charge £1 per family.

£1 per family

Caversham Hill Toddler Group

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Grace Church Caversham, 119 Peppard Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 8TR
Tuesday

Toddlers is for children aged 0-5 with their carers or parents on Tuesday morning at 10-11:30am during term time. We offer a range of activities including craft, painting, colouring, puzzles and much more. The session includes a drink and a biscult for the children and tea or coffee for the adults.

Everyone is welcome, please visit our Facebook page to book a place for the next Tuesday session.

£2.5 per family

Little Gems

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Organised by Emmanuel Church
Emmanuel Church, South Lake Crescent, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3QW
Thursday

Little Gems is our church-led toddler group, here at Emmanuel. We run on a Thursday morning from 10am- 11.30am during term time. The group is suitable for all children under the age of five.

Currently we have no waiting list but it would be really helpful if you could register your child before you come. Click here for the link to our online registration form.

£1.50 per family

Tiddlers

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Organised by St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church, Albert Road Caversham RG4 7PL
Friday

Babies, toddlers and you. Tiddlers takes place in the church every Friday morning during term-time. From 9.30am coffee, play time and songs. All welcome!

The Ark

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Organised by Springwater Church
Springwater Church, Blounts Ct Rd Peppard Common Henley-on-Thames RG9 5EU
Wednesday

The Ark is a warm, friendly and welcoming group for parents/carers with toddlers aged 1-3 (up to the term of their 3rd birthday). The session operates on Wednesday mornings between 10.00am and 12.00pm.

During the sessions, we provide lots of fun activities to do. These include crafts, construction, role play and a book corner. We have a great music time followed by outside or inside play with relevant toys.

Creche (0-2)

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ChristChurch Tilehurst, Westwood Farm Junior School, Fullbrook Crescent, Reading, RG31 6RY
Sunday

A creche is available during the service if you would like to make use of it. You are very welcome to stay in with your child if you prefer, or you can leave them in the capable hands of our helpers while you enjoy the service.

Tea & Tots

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ChristChurch Tilehurst, Westwood Farm Junior School, Fullbrook Crescent, Reading, RG31 6RY
Thursday

Tea & Tots is a group primarily aimed at parents/carers and their little ones. It runs every other Thursday, from 10*-11:15am at Dan & Emma‘s house. It’s a chance for us to catch up over a (much-needed) tea or coffee – perhaps with a time of praying for each other. It’s also great to see the kids having fun together.

Creche ages 0 to 3

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Woodley Baptist Church, Hurricane Way, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4UX.
Sunday

CRECHE is for children aged 0 to 3 years. We currently have a self-Service Crèche. The welcome team will be able to help you as you come in to church. You can sit in church with your child or join in with Kids Church in back hall.

Toddlers

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Woodley Baptist Church, Hurricane Way, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4UX.
Tuesday

All are welcome to our Tuesday TODDLERS morning (09:30 to 11:00) for children (up to school age) and their parent(s)/carer(s). A time for; fun, play, crafts, songs and stories in a safe and happy environment. A drink and biscuits are provided for the children with coffee, cake and a chance to chat and make friends for the adults.

Please contact Graham Sumbler on 07725 905427 to join our waiting list.

£2 for the first adult and 2 children and then 50p per adult and child over that

Tiddlers

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Kennet Valley Free Church, Carters Rise, Fords Farm, Calcot, Reading, RG31 7YT

Thursday Mornings from 10 – 11:30am
(During term time)

for Parents and carers with Children aged 0-4yrs

£1 for each family/group

Jolly Tots

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Tilehurst Methodist Church, 26 School Road Tilehurst RG31 5AN
Wednesday

Jolly Tots meets weekly in term time, in our church on a Wednesday afternoon and is a mixture of church and toddler group. A short interactive session for children aged 0-4, with Bible stories, songs, craft and free play. We also have free refreshments.

Tots@TMC

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Tilehurst Methodist Church, 26 School Road Tilehurst RG31 5AN
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

10:00 - 11:30am

Monday sessions are for under 2's only

Tuesday - Friday sessions are for under 5's

Tots@TMC are happy to advise that our sessions are now available to be booked on a session by session basis via Eventbrite. Payment for each session will be taken on arrival, preferably by card.

Tots Praise

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Organised by St Catherine’s
St Catherine’s, Wittenham Avenue, Tilehurst, RG31 5LN
Friday

9:15am every Friday Term Time in the Café is for babies and toddlers and their parents and carers, A fun service for little people: a time to sing (with lots of actions for older ones), listen to a Bible story, glue, draw, stick, or sleep, ending with a prayer.

Followed by refreshments and a time for the adults to chat with old friends and make new ones.

Cornwell 0-5s Toddler Group

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Organised by St Catherine’s
Cornwell Center,4 Home Croft, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5WJ
Tuesday, Thursday

We meet 10am-12noon Term Time Only

  • Tuesdays (Families only)
  • Thursdays (Childminders only)

Cornwell 0-5s are a friendly toddler group in Tilehurst and meets at the Cornwell Center, which can be found off of Home Croft.

We limit the number of families per session by allocating tickets.

£3.50 per family

Rainbows Toddler Group – RFC

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Reading Family Church, Reading Family Church Offices 448a Basingstoke Road Reading RG2 0RX
Thursday

Rainbows is our midweek toddler group which is open to parents with babies and pre-school children.

We have a growing community of Mums (and Dads) with babies and toddlers who meet on Thursday mornings from 10am – 11:30am during term time at RFC Church Office, RG2 0RX and Monday mornings from 10am - 11:30am at Whitley Children’s Centre, RG2 7QA.

Do pop in one morning and come and see us!

Rainbows Toddler Group – WCC

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Whitley Children’s Centre, RG2 7QA
Monday

Rainbows is our midweek toddler group which is open to parents with babies and pre-school children.

We have a growing community of Mums (and Dads) with babies and toddlers who meet on Thursday mornings from 10am – 11:30am during term time at RFC Church Office, RG2 0RX and Monday mornings from 10am - 11:30am at Whitley Children’s Centre, RG2 7QA.

Do pop in one morning and come and see us!

ABC at St Michael’s

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Organised by St Michael's Church
St Michael's Church, Parish Office, New Lane Hill Tilehurst, Reading RG30 4JX
Tuesday

ABC (or Adults, babies and children) at St Michael's is the name of our regular weekly coffee mornings, meeting from 10am to 11am on Tuesdays in school term-time (from Tuesday 7th June 2022 onwards).

If you look after a baby or toddler and you would like to meet up for a chat with other people in the same situation, while your children play, then do come along and join us.

We will provide tea, coffee, squash and biscuits, along with toys and drawing/craft materials.

Carers and Toddlers Group

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Redlands Parish Church, St Luke’s Church Erleigh Road Reading, RG1 5LH
Wednesday

Our fun and friendly toddler group meets in the parish hall next to St Luke’s Church in Erleigh Road every Wednesday morning during school term time, from 9.15 to 11.15a.m.

We have lots of toys and activities for babies and toddlers in our spacious hall where they can play safely with other children. For the grown-ups there’s the opportunity to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and to enjoy a chat and make some new friends.

£1 per session for each family/minder group

Busy Bees

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Organised by St Barnabas Church
St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Road Emmer Green RG4 8RA
Monday

Busy Bees is songs, Bible stories, and crafts for babies, toddlers, and the adults who care for them. Busy Bees meets every Monday afternoon from 2-3pm during term time (including half terms) in St. Barnabas Parish Centre.

Contact children@saintbarnabas.org.uk for more information.

Park Toddler Group

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Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue Reading RG6 1DN
Monday

The Toddler Group meets in the Large Hall every Monday from 9.30-11.15am.

Please note that we run our group during school term time only.

The group is open to all carers, parents, grandparents with young children under four years old.

Daycare Nursery

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Organised by Greyfriars Nursery
Greyfriars Nursery, 64 Friar Street Reading RG1 1EH
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

We offer a choice of sessions to enable us to meet the needs of you and your family. Our nursery is open from 8.00am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays.

Term Time Nursery

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Organised by Greyfriars Nursery
Greyfriars Nursery, 64 Friar Street Reading RG1 1EH
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Our nursery is open 38 weeks of the year, during the school terms. We offer morning sessions (8.00am – 1.00pm) and afternoon sessions (1.00pm – 6.00pm). There is also the option of combining sessions if your family requires additional flexibility.

Little Bees (baby group for 0-18 months)

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Argyle Community Church, Argyle Road Reading RG1 7YL
Friday

10:30am-12:00, Fridays in term-time (starting 9th June 2023)

Little Bees will have a variety of sensory play activities designed to support your babies development in a safe and welcoming environment. We’ll finish each session with some music and singing. Little Bees is an ideal place to meet new parents, ask questions and share ideas and experiences of raising children. Refreshments are available for a small donation.

No need to book - just turn up!.

£1 per child