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Age: 0–4 years
Time: 9:30–11:15am Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Contact: Georgi Warren (Families Worker - 07305 682324) or Julie Dennison (01502 583068)

We have been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we are restarting Shrimps in September 2021.  We will also be running special events, periodically, during term-time and the school holidays. These will include Teddy Bear Picnics, Buggy Walks, and also meetups for those with babies.  We hope that these events will also act as welcome events for parents and carers new to Shrimps.  All those who are registered with us will be informed of upcoming events via email, so please register below. 

Click here to register with Shrimps and receive information about Shrimps and our special events.

Click here to book for an upcoming Shrimps special event.

What is Shimps?

Shrimps is our popular Carer and Toddler Group. Staffed by volunteers from Christ Church, Shrimps welcomes parents, grandparents, guardians, child-minders and their little ones.  We cater for all pre-school children.

As a church-based group, we operate with a Christian ethos and Christian values, and as such our sessions include Christian songs and activities. However, you do not need to be a Christian to attend – we warmly welcome carers and children of all faiths or of no faith at all.

We hope that you enjoy Shrimps and make lots of new friends. We look forward to meeting you!

What happens at Shrimps?

Our sessions will include some or all of the following activities:

  • Active play: ride-on-toys
  • Imaginative play: dressing up, kitchen etc.
  • Creative play: large Lego, Sticklebricks
  • Craft: a simple craft or painting activity
  • Baby corner: soft play mats with baby toys and a place for carers to sit
  • Music: instruments and singing
  • Quiet play: puzzles
  • Refreshments: both for children and carers

Shrimps sessions normally follow this format:

9:30          Free Play
10:15        Snacks and drinks (with tea and coffee for carers!)
10:50        Singing
11:15        Session ends

When does Shrimps meet?

Shrimps runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30–11:15am during term time.
How much does Shrimps cost?

Each session costs £1.50 per family.