I work part time, and I am constantly looking for ways to meet people as I dont have many friends. But all toddler groups seem to be in the morning. If there were groups say at 1.30 to 2.30 in the afternoon do you think people would be interested it it?
Hiya, I run a group in Walderslade that runs from 12.15 to 2pm. We all bring a packed lunch and eat together before we get the toys and activities going. I can't remember where you said you were but you'd be welcome to pop along to that if you can.
I know, getting out of the house requires fine prescision planning and at least 2 hours to make it happen.
Your local council or the health visitors will have a list of parent ad toddler groups and things like that.
I did get that list when I first moved down here but everything is in the morning, and I am off on a Monday and Friday afternoon. It does make it harder because of the school pick up. But I am going to try and find something.
pink webby i don't know where you are but our local council runs a great pre-school gym class mornigns and afternoons (on a monday and friday, as it happens!).
Might there be somethign like that in your area? It's only three-quarters of an hour (that's plenty!) so fits in well around naps etc.
Unfortunately Canterbury leisure centre runs one three times a week in the mornings and Herne Bay run it 1.30 to 2.30 which really is not good as it is too far away, as I need it by the DDs school in Canterbury. I dont mean to keep putting blocks in my way but there is no way I can rearrange my work.
The new soft play opens up at the end of the month, so I will find out, the library is a good one thought so will loook into that. Not sure where the Kingsgate leisure centre is, I know Kingsmead (is that it?)
Just had a look, and for her age it is in the morning, which is a shame, but when she is older she could go. I am looking into the library but their website is having problems, Iwill have to pop in and ask instead.
PinkWebby, I am in herne bay
My health visitor gave me a list of mother and toddler groups, playschools and nureseries to go to. i have only been to the one at christchurch and that is in the morning and co-incides with ds's nursery and we have been to the hippodrome but women tend to sit in their groups so IMo not an easy way to make friends. Horsebridge do a few classes in an afternoon, art and signing i think, there is a Jo Jingles in Whitstable aswell. Christchurch are setting a new dance class for 3 -7 yr olds too I was thinking of sending my two
How old are your kids? I have a 5yr old dd and 3 yr old ds. I dont know many people in Herne bay either and could only make an afternoon group too!