Baby & Toddler Timetable: BS16

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A list of weekly term-time activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in BS16 covering the areas of Fishponds, Emersons Green, Bromley Heath, Frenchay and Siston.

Please contact groups prior to arriving to ensure they are running on that day.

MONDAY

diddi dance: Emersons Green Village Hall
Funky pre-school dance classes suitable for both boys and girls aged 18 months upwards, however, we have had lots of younger children join in.

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Music with Mummy & Jolly Babies: Frenchay Village Hall
The MUSIC WITH MUMMY programme will take your child on a musical journey from birth until they are ready for school. The fabulous music and songs for babies, toddlers and children are an eclectic mixture of traditional tunes and songs that have been written just for us! Come and join one of our small, friendly groups.

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Jolly Babies – suitable from birth to approx 15/16 months
Music with Mummy (or daddy or granny or someone else important!) – from 15/16 months to 3 years
Three Four Time – for 3 and 4 year old

Music with Mummy & Jolly Babies: Quaker’s Road Church, Bromley Heath
The MUSIC WITH MUMMY programme will take your child on a musical journey from birth until they are ready for school. The fabulous music and songs for babies, toddlers and children are an eclectic mixture of traditional tunes and songs that have been written just for us! Come and join one of our small, friendly groups.

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Jolly Babies – suitable from birth to approx 15/16 months
Music with Mummy (or daddy or granny or someone else important!) – from 15/16 months to 3 years
Three Four Time – for 3 and 4 year old

Starjumpers: Emersons Green Village Hall
Starjumpers, a British Gymnastics Affiliated pre-school specialist club, has been successfully running classes in BS16, Downend, Emersons Green, Staple Hill and Pucklechurch since 2003.

We aim to create a vibrant, fun-filled environment, where your child can begin a love of physical activity that will last a lifetime.The majority of our classes are for the under 5’s, with different classes for different age groups.

Our baby gym classes start from 5 months upwards, and many of our baby gymnasts stay with us until they are ready for school – and even beyond! We run a weekday timetable as well as monthly Saturday sessions.

Twinkling Stars – 5 months to confident walking
Little Stars – confident walking to 2 1/2 years (approx)
Big Stars – 2 1/2 years to 3 ½ years (approx)
Shooting Stars – pre-school age group – 3 1/2 plus
Super Stars – reception and above

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Toddler Group: St Joseph’s Church
A toddler group which offers construction toys, creative and messy play, music and more. Tea/coffee for parents and snacks/juice for children provided.

  • 1.45 – 3.30pm
  • Entry £1
  • St Joseph’s Church Hall, Forest Road, Fishponds

Tiny Tots: All Saints Church
A regular toddler group for babies and children aged 0 – 4 years and their mums, dads, grandparents and carers. Stories, singing, crafts and toys.

Toddler Time: Fishponds Baptist Church
A Christian based toddler group for babies and children aged 0 – 3 years (children are welcome to attend until the end of the term in which they are three) which runs on Mondays and Fridays. Snacks of fresh fruit and juice/water for the children, as well as tea/coffee and biscuits for the adults are provided.

At 10.30am a story is read to the children and at 11.15am, after packing away the toys, there is singing before everyone goes home. Most weeks a craft activity is offered and there is a wide selection of toys for all age groups, including slide, a trampoline and a play house.

There is currently a waiting list.

Shining Stars Play Café: Hillfields Park Baptist Church
If you would like to meet some fellow parents/carers drop-in to Shining Stars Play Café which runs on Mondays and Wednesdays in term-time. It is for babies and children aged under 5s and their parents/carers and there are toys, bouncy castle, crafts and much more to enjoy.

There are refreshments and simple lunches served, plus all-day breakfasts available at reasonable prices.

  • 10.30am – 1pm
  • £1 per person
  • Hillfields Park Baptist Church, Thicket Avenue, BS16 4EP
  • Contact Paige: 07469 717 816
  • More details

TUESDAY

Sing and Sign: Emersons Green Village Hall

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Developed with the help of speech and language professionals and recommended by experts, Sing and Sign is the original British baby signing programme.

Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like milk, more, change nappy or tired will help your baby communicate! Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy and fun and over the course your baby will learn around 150 signs. Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech.

  • Stage one (6-15 mths): 9.45am and 10.45am
  • Pre-booking on a term-time basis is required
  • Emersons Green Village Hall, Emerson Way, BS16 7AP
  • Contact Katherine: Katherineamor@singandsign.co.uk

Sing and Sign: All Saints Church, Fishponds

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Developed with the help of speech and language professionals and recommended by experts, Sing and Sign is the original British baby signing programme.

Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like milk, more, change nappy or tired will help your baby communicate! Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy and fun and over the course your baby will learn around 150 signs. Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech.

Music with Mummy & Jolly Babies: St Anne’s Church Hall, Siston
The MUSIC WITH MUMMY programme will take your child on a musical journey from birth until they are ready for school. The fabulous music and songs for babies, toddlers and children are an eclectic mixture of traditional tunes and songs that have been written just for us! Come and join one of our small, friendly groups.

Jolly Babies – suitable from birth to approx 15/16 months
Music with Mummy (or daddy or granny or someone else important!) – from 15/16 months to 3 years
Three Four Time – for 3 and 4 year olds

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Starjumpers: Emersons Green Village Hall
Starjumpers, a British Gymnastics Affiliated pre-school specialist club, has been successfully running classes in BS16, Downend, Emersons Green, Staple Hill and Pucklechurch since 2003.

We aim to create a vibrant, fun-filled environment, where your child can begin a love of physical activity that will last a lifetime.The majority of our classes are for the under 5’s, with different classes for different age groups.

Our baby gym classes start from 5 months upwards, and many of our baby gymnasts stay with us until they are ready for school – and even beyond! We run a weekday timetable as well as monthly Saturday sessions.

Twinkling Stars – 5 months to confident walking
Little Stars – confident walking to 2 1/2 years (approx)
Big Stars – 2 1/2 years to 3 ½ years (approx)
Shooting Stars – pre-school age group – 3 1/2 plus
Super Stars – reception and above

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See & Know Toddler Group: Downend Baptist Church
A weekly playgroup for babies and young children which meets in term-time. Includes a mixture of Christian songs and nursery rhymes, crafts activities, free play and refreshments.

Come and play together and learn new songs from our friend Monty Mouse.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • First session free, thereafter £1 per family
  • Downend Baptist Church, Salisbury Road, BS16 5RA
  • Contact Andy 0117 9701058

Music for Toddlers: St Mary’s
Babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents and carers welcome for singing, percussion and a story. Refreshments are provided. Buggies should enter through the Choir Vestry door – look out for the balloons!

  • 10.30 – 11.30am
  • Contact Margaret Morgan 07743 495 133 / Audrey and John Anson 0117 9622 093

Baby Bounce and Rhyme: Fishponds Library
Fun session for babies and very young children which meets in term-time. Stories, rhymes and songs.

Happy Hands Parent and Toddler Group: The Sanctuary Church, Staple Hill
A safe place for parents and toddlers to come and play, learn and socialize together.

Parents and Toddlers: The Salvation Army, Staple Hill
A safe toddler group for parents with pre-school age children to meet with other parents and where children can play together in a safe environment. Wide variety of toys available.

WEDNESDAY

Babel Babies: The Cross Hands Pub, Fishponds

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Learn languages with your little ones! Fun multisensory music and movement sessions exploring foreign languages with songs and stories from around the world. Accompanying adults can learn alongside the children, it’s never too early or too late to start learning and loving languages.

Music with Mummy & Jolly Babies: Emersons Green Village Hall
The MUSIC WITH MUMMY programme will take your child on a musical journey from birth until they are ready for school. The fabulous music and songs for babies, toddlers and children are an eclectic mixture of traditional tunes and songs that have been written just for us! Come and join one of our small, friendly groups.

Jolly Babies – suitable from birth to approx 15/16 months
Music with Mummy (or daddy or granny or someone else important!) – from 15/16 months to 3 years
Three Four Time – for 3 and 4 year old

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  • 9.30 -10am Music With Mummy
  • 10.10 – 10.40am Music With Mummy
  • 10.50 – 11.20am Jolly Babies
  • 11.30am – 12 noon Jolly Babies
  • 1.15 – 2pm Three Four Time
  • 2.15 – 2.45pm Jolly Babies
  • Emersons Green Village Hall, Emerson Way, BS16 7AP
  • Contact Deb Denny: phone 0117 9574443 or email sandddenny@blueyonder.co.uk
  • https://www.facebook.com/MUSIC-WITH-MUMMY

Starjumpers: Page Community Association, Staple Hill
Starjumpers, a British Gymnastics Affiliated pre-school specialist club, has been successfully running classes in BS16, Downend, Emersons Green, Staple Hill and Pucklechurch since 2003.

We aim to create a vibrant, fun-filled environment, where your child can begin a love of physical activity that will last a lifetime.The majority of our classes are for the under 5’s, with different classes for different age groups.

Our baby gym classes start from 5 months upwards, and many of our baby gymnasts stay with us until they are ready for school – and even beyond! We run a weekday timetable as well as monthly Saturday sessions.

Twinkling Stars – 5 months to confident walking
Little Stars – confident walking to 2 1/2 years (approx)
Big Stars – 2 1/2 years to 3 ½ years (approx)
Shooting Stars – pre-school age group – 3 1/2 plus
Super Stars – reception and above

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Shining Stars Play Café: Hillfields Park Baptist Church
If you would like to meet some fellow parents/carers drop-in to Shining Stars Play Café which runs on Mondays and Wednesdays in term-time. It is for babies and children aged under 5s and their parents/carers and there are toys, bouncy castle, crafts and much more to enjoy.

There are refreshments and simple lunches served, plus all-day breakfasts available at reasonable prices.

  • 10.30am – 1pm
  • £1 per person
  • Hillfields Park Baptist Church, Thicket Avenue, BS16 4EP
  • Contact Paige: 07469 717 816
  • More details

Parents and Toddlers: The Salvation Army, Staple Hill
An interactive music session to introduce parents and their babies and toddlers to the many benefits music can have on early development.

Mothers & Toddlers: Grace Church
Weekly drop-in playgroup for all parents/carers and children up to four years of age. Plenty of space and toys for the children. Refreshments provided for carers.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • Downend Baptist Church, Salisbury Road, Downend, BS16 5RA
  • Contact Grace Church: Tel 0117 956 9415

Pendennis Toddlers: Pendennis Evangelical Church
A chance for parents and carers of children aged 0 – 4 years to socialize with each other and engage with their children. Plenty of toys to play with, as well as crafts to make, various messy activities and singing time also. Refreshments for all. There is a waiting list for this playgroup.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • Pendennis Evangelical church, Pendennis Road, Staple Hill, BS16 5JB
  • Contact: Nic Barnett on 07963 270 321 / nic@pendennisgoodnews.com

Baby Bounce & Rhyme: Hillfields Library
Come along to a Baby Bounce & Rhyme session with your baby to share favourite nursery rhymes. Sessions last around 30 minutes and are a great place to develop early language skills as well as meet others. Older siblings welcome.

  • 2.15 – 2.45pm
  • FREE
  • Hillfields Library, Summerleaze, BS16 4HL
  • More details

Pre-school Children’s Storytime: Hillfields Library
A fun session for toddlers from around 18 months. Stories, rhymes and simple craft or colouring activities.

  • 2.45 – 3.15pm
  • FREE
  • Hillfields Library, Summerleaze, BS16 4HL
  • More details

THURSDAY

diddi dance: Emersons Green Village Hall
Funky pre-school dance classes suitable for both boys and girls aged 18 months upwards, however, we have had lots of younger children join in.

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Music with Mummy & Jolly Babies: St Anne’s Church Hall, Siston
The MUSIC WITH MUMMY programme will take your child on a musical journey from birth until they are ready for school. The fabulous music and songs for babies, toddlers and children are an eclectic mixture of traditional tunes and songs that have been written just for us! Come and join one of our small, friendly groups.

Jolly Babies – suitable from birth to approx 15/16 months
Music with Mummy (or daddy or granny or someone else important!) – from 15/16 months to 3 years
Three Four Time – for 3 and 4 year olds

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Starjumpers: Quakers Road Church, Bromley Heath
Starjumpers, a British Gymnastics Affiliated pre-school specialist club, has been successfully running classes in BS16, Downend, Emersons Green, Staple Hill and Pucklechurch since 2003.

We aim to create a vibrant, fun-filled environment, where your child can begin a love of physical activity that will last a lifetime.The majority of our classes are for the under 5’s, with different classes for different age groups.

Our baby gym classes start from 5 months upwards, and many of our baby gymnasts stay with us until they are ready for school – and even beyond! We run a weekday timetable as well as monthly Saturday sessions.

Twinkling Stars – 5 months to confident walking
Little Stars – confident walking to 2 1/2 years (approx)
Big Stars – 2 1/2 years to 3 ½ years (approx)
Shooting Stars – pre-school age group – 3 1/2 plus
Super Stars – reception and above

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Bookstart Bear Club at Pre-school Storytime: Staple Hill Library
Lively sessions for toddlers and pre-school aged children during term-time. Stories, rhymes and simple crafts.

  • 11 – 11.30am
  • FREE
  • Staple Hill Library, Broad Street, BS16 5LS
  • Tel. 01454 868 006

FRIDAY

Debutots: Emersons Green Village Hall
Debutots Family Story Play sessions are a unique blend of story, music, interactive language games, bubbles, puppets and dramatic play. They are fantastic for nurturing language and communication skills as well as self confidence. Family Story Play Sessions are inclusive and suitable for parents, carers and little ones aged 6 months to 4 years.

Sing and Sign: Downend Folk House

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Developed with the help of speech and language professionals and recommended by experts, Sing and Sign is the original British baby signing programme.

Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like milk, more, change nappy or tired will help your baby communicate! Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy and fun and over the course your baby will learn around 150 signs. Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech.

  • Stage one 11am (6-15 mths), stage two 10 (16-24 mths – waiting list)
  • Pre-booking on a term-time basis is required
  • Contact Katherine: Katherineamor@singandsign.co.uk

diddi dance: Emersons Green Village Hall
Funky pre-school dance classes suitable for both boys and girls aged 18 months upwards, however, we have had lots of younger children join in.

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Music with Mummy & Jolly Babies: St Anne’s Church Hall, Siston
The MUSIC WITH MUMMY programme will take your child on a musical journey from birth until they are ready for school. The fabulous music and songs for babies, toddlers and children are an eclectic mixture of traditional tunes and songs that have been written just for us! Come and join one of our small, friendly groups.

Jolly Babies – suitable from birth to approx 15/16 months
Music with Mummy (or daddy or granny or someone else important!) – from 15/16 months to 3 years
Three Four Time – for 3 and 4 year olds

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Starjumpers: Pucklechurch Community Association
Starjumpers, a British Gymnastics Affiliated pre-school specialist club, has been successfully running classes in BS16, Downend, Emersons Green, Staple Hill and Pucklechurch since 2003.

We aim to create a vibrant, fun-filled environment, where your child can begin a love of physical activity that will last a lifetime.The majority of our classes are for the under 5’s, with different classes for different age groups.

Our baby gym classes start from 5 months upwards, and many of our baby gymnasts stay with us until they are ready for school – and even beyond! We run a weekday timetable as well as monthly Saturday sessions.

Twinkling Stars – 5 months to confident walking
Little Stars – confident walking to 2 1/2 years (approx)
Big Stars – 2 1/2 years to 3 ½ years (approx)
Shooting Stars – pre-school age group – 3 1/2 plus
Super Stars – reception and above

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Bumps, Babies & Toddler Group: St Augustine of Canterbury
A drop-in playgroup formed to provide an opportunity for carers with under 5s to get together weekly. For children, there are a wide range of songs, storytime session with squash and biscuits, plus regular craft activities. Tea/coffee provided for adults.

  • 9 – 11.30am
  • St Augustine’s, Boscombe Crescent, Downend, BS16 6QR
  • Contact Bernadette: Tel. 0117 9833939

Jigsaw Toddler Service: Christ Church Downend
A fortnightly church service for tots to which all families with under 5 are welcome to attend. Activities include toys, crafts, song time with Monty Mouse as he teaches little ones how to follow God and refreshments. Term time only.

The Friday Playgroup: All Saints Church Hall

The Friday Playgroup

A friendly little playgroup in Fishponds which meets every week, even in the holidays! Free tea or coffee for parents and free juice, fruit and biscuits for the children.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • £2.50 entry (50p per additional child)
  • All Saints Church Hall, Grove Road, BS16 2BW
  • Phone 07791 413 227

Toddler Time: Fishponds Baptist Church
A Christian based toddler group for babies and children aged 0 – 3 years (children are welcome to attend until the end of the term in which they are three) which runs on Mondays and Fridays. Snacks of fresh fruit and juice/water for the children, as well as tea/coffee and biscuits for the adults are provided.

At 10.30am a story is read to the children and at 11.15am, after packing away the toys, there is singing before everyone goes home. Most weeks a craft activity is offered and there is a wide selection of toys for all age groups, including slide, a trampoline and a play house.

There is currently a waiting list.

Parent and Toddler Group: Staple Hill Methodist Church
An established group for pre-school age children with between 13 – 30 families each week. Includes drink and biscuit.

Friday Fun Time: Staple Hill Library
Stories and activities for under 5s every Friday all year.

  • 11 – 11.30am
  • FREE
  • Staple Hill Library, Broad Street, BS16 5LS
  • Tel. 01454 868 006

SATURDAY

diddi dance: Christ Church Centre, Bromley Heath
Funky pre-school dance classes suitable for both boys and girls aged 18 months upwards, however, we have had lots of younger children join in.

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Toddler Time for Dads: Fishponds Baptist Church
This group especially for dads runs on the first Saturday of the month (apart from August). As well as the usual activities, newspapers are provided and there is the opportunity to purchase bacon butties. No waiting list.

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • £1.50 per family (optional extra £1 for a bacon butty)
  • Fishponds Baptist church, Downend Road, Fishponds, BS16 5AS
  • Contact Fishponds Baptist Church

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