Gaters is Tollgate’s parent and toddler group, which takes place at the church every Thursday during term-time, from 9.15 am to 11:15 am.
Every week is different, but each session includes free play across the varied area of the hall, including a book corner, sensory table, dressing up, role play, craft table, active area with ride-ons or perhaps tents and tunnels, carpet play with toys like brio railway or happy land amongst many other age-appropriate toys and games.
Younger babies have their own toys in a safe area where parents can sit and still watch more active siblings playing too.
When the weather allows older children enjoy the outdoor grass area and patio with climbing frames, ride-ons and water play.
We all come together for singing and rhyme time and enjoy a short lively story from the Bible linked with the terms’ theme. Past themes include colours/weather/numbers/animals.
50p donation per child, per session covers everything including refreshments for grown-ups and drinks, fruit and biscuits for children each week.
Its a friendly welcoming group where everyone has fun and grown-ups are just as sad to leave when the time comes for the children to move onto school!
Drop in any week for a taster session to see for yourselves.
N.B – Entrance is through the solid white door in the left hand corner of the Church car park.