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Parent and Toddler Groups - Warrington/Newton le Willows area.

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REIDmylips Wed 30-Jul-08 10:18:53

Exactly what the title says really. My ds is 2 in a few weeks, He goes to nursery 3 full days a week, spends mon with mil, fri with my mum and weekends with me and his dad. I am getting a little concerned that he isnt spending enough time with other children.

I would like him to go to some kind of play/toddler group. Both his nanas have said that they would like to take him too. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations?


Ambi Wed 30-Jul-08 11:42:46

There's a few in Golborne and lowton, is that too far? I'll have a look on, hang on

Ambi Wed 30-Jul-08 11:44:50

the closest one on there is burtonwood, sorry I can't link on this phone. I will be able to later.

bundle Wed 30-Jul-08 11:45:53

gosh how weird I grew up in Newton and it's strange to see if written on a thread!

I don't know of any groups - would there be notices up in the supermarkets/shops in Earlestown? or local doctors' surgery?


Ambi Wed 30-Jul-08 11:48:21

Oh I've just spotted Mon and Fri, well there 2 in Lowton. Mon mornings at St Lukes church at 9 for 2 hours, that starts again in Sept, and one at Lane head methodist church on Friday mornings, not sure of the times or if its term time only as I've not been to that one as dd is too young.

ProfYaffle Wed 30-Jul-08 11:56:32

Really bundle? My family are from Warrington/Newton but I now live in Norfolk.

There are def p&t groups in Newton as my mum's friend takes her dgc to one, don't know the details but could find out if needed. There must be tons in Warrington, surely?

bundle Wed 30-Jul-08 11:58:09

yes my mum lives on the common

i bet there's loads in warrington. which side? could try for notices up in eg the big tesco in town or any shops. would the local children's information service have lists like they do of playgroups etc?

ProfYaffle Wed 30-Jul-08 12:05:01

There are a few classes listed here Looks like Newton has a childrens centre too so they must have something one.

Bundle - I have lots of family in Newton/Earlestown, I think they keep the conservative club solvent.

bundle Wed 30-Jul-08 12:29:51


the conservative club


ProfYaffle Wed 30-Jul-08 12:31:28

I know.


bundle Wed 30-Jul-08 12:39:19


i went to christmas parties at ALL the local clubs - labour, conservative, irish club (xmas party whore emoticon)

REIDmylips Thu 31-Jul-08 15:22:50

sorry i didn't reply, only just got back to the computer!

I have found a few in Warrington, so far the ones i have found are for term time only - i am a teacher and was hoping to take him to some suring the summer hols (his nanas would take him during term time)

I haven't found a single one in newton though sad but maybe i am just not looking hard enough. i will ask at the local clinic to see if they have any suggestions.

As for the conservative club my dh and fil are regulars (i m told that the beer is very cheapwink) plus it has the added bonus that it is 'men only'

bundle Thu 31-Jul-08 15:23:53

shock @ men only!

REIDmylips Thu 31-Jul-08 15:25:37

i know, i'm not sure its an 'actual' rule, or just something all the blokes tell there other halves to keep them away grin

lulumama Thu 31-Jul-08 15:25:58

hi reidie !! all toddler groups round here finish when schools break up.. ask at surestart centres and ask HV if she knows any that run in the hols. smile

REIDmylips Thu 31-Jul-08 15:28:49

hi lulu, long time no speak! i am a bit rubbish at finding all this stuff out, my dh has been the one to take ds to clinic for apts etc because of my job!

i will get my bum into gear and find out asap!

lulumama Thu 31-Jul-08 15:30:03

no worries, you are busy ! hope you are all ok. DD was 3 on tuesday ! she wears knickers now and everything ! grin

REIDmylips Thu 31-Jul-08 15:32:43

omg 3!!!shock shock DS is 2 24th of aug and is like a ten year old! he tells me what he wants for breakfast now and everything, its very surreal! Time flies hey?

bex08 Wed 20-Aug-08 12:45:01

Just in case you are still looking, there is a Children's centre in Earlestown just off of Cross Lane, next to the CoE school, behind Netto. It's a Sure Start and has stay n play on Tuesdays & Fridays. Portage group on Wednesday morning and a breast feeding support group on Friday mornings. There are also weekly off-site activities on Thursdays, and a pre-natel yoga group (not sure what day). So there are tons of things to do at the Children's Centre, stay n play is the most popular, the later in the day the more busy it gets. Fees for stay n play is 50p, and the Thursday outtings vary in cost, breast feeding support drop-in is free...and not too sure about the rest. Hope that helps!

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