Kangaroos was taking a break during the Spring term, and was hoping to be back again in the Summer, when we recruited our new Children and Family Worker. However, due to the Coronavirus we will have to see how we proceed from here.
Despite Covid, we are still hoping to recruit our new Children and Family Worker.
Babies and Toddlers Pre-school Playgroup
Kangaroos: Pre-School Church Playgroup at St. Ouen’s Parish Church
Our friendly, mid-week Baby and Toddlers Pre-School Playgroup is called Kangaroos. The playgroup is on Tuesday mornings in term time from 9:30am to 11:30am in the St. Ouen’s Parish Church building. (Use our Maps and Locations to find St. Ouen’s Church.)
Our Church Pre-School Playgroup offers a chance for parents, grandparents, carers, babies and toddlers to make friends and socialise together in a warm and supportive environment. There is ample free parking in the church carpark, and space for prams and push chairs inside the church entrance.
Each session begins with free play in the church, with different areas for ride on toys, role play, toys, crafts and a separate area for small babies. Halfway through the morning, healthy snacks and drinks are served before we get the instruments out to sing together, listen to a short Bible story and say a prayer.
In the school holidays, there are a sometimes other fun activities and meet-ups arranged too. For information about any activities during school holidays please contact the Church Office.
It doesn’t end there…
We love to extend opportunities for our Kangaroo’s community, so we regularly hold additional activities for babies and toddlers. Every Sunday, there are baby and toddler activities going on in church during the service, while Sunday School for older siblings (aged 3+) is also happening.
From time to time, there are events in Church, that often Kangaroo children and families like to come along to. Every year, our Kangaroo children have a special tableau scene in the Christmas Eve Nativity Service, with a chance to dress up in nativity costumes and sing a simple song together with the leaders. Or just come along to watch the Nativity Service (optional costumes!) if they don’t want to go on stage. The children also enjoy craft-making and carols at our Countdown to Christmas activity morning. They also have fun making and finding lots of Easter treats at the Easter EGGstravaganza.
During the school holidays, we like to plan activities too, as we know if can be difficult to find things to do for this specific age group during these times.
Children and Family Socials
We also hold regular Children and Family Socials to offer our children and families time to get to know each other on a Sunday afternoon.
These events are open to all children and families, who are either part our Kangaroos Community, Church Members and their friends and family – or anyone who would like to come along and join us.