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baby groups

On 20 Apr 2012 at 1:20pm Commuter wrote:
Can anyone recommend any good mother and baby groups, baby music groups etc. in Lewes? Also what age you can take them along from?
cheers all!
On 20 Apr 2012 at 1:39pm Brussel Sprout wrote:
I'd like to know too....
I'll be landing back in Lewes in 2013, having grown up local and then moved away for 15 years.
I have a one year old and a three year old...... and I hardly know anybody.
I'd like to know about toddler groups in the area, not the ones attached to churches though as I'm not religious. I have checked it out a bit but there seems to be groups for young mums etc, even old Mum's but not much for someone in the middle! I've been very lucky where I live now as I have a lovely local play centre that I can go to five days a week for free, is there something like that in Lewes?
On 20 Apr 2012 at 1:47pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Contact the local NCT. Also our health visitor gave a good booklet that had details of groups and courses.
On 21 Apr 2012 at 11:32am Deirdre wrote:
Don't dismiss the church groups! I've attended Kings Tots for the last 4 years and it is fantastic. The only bit of religion involved is during song time when they might sing a couple of songs about Jesus, but they are really upbeat and the kids love them. There is a long waiting list as it is so popular (we're talking nearly a year), but I recommend you put your names down now. I am not religious (agnostic) and most of my friends that go are the same. They do not try to push religion down your throat, and the people there are just lovely people. You would not regret it.
On 21 Apr 2012 at 2:56pm Laura wrote:
I am nearly 30 and have just returned to the area also. I have found that the best one to go to is Tiddlers and toddlers at Rinmger village hall. It is for children 0-5 and is on every monday and thursday 9.30-11.30. It costs £2 i think 2nd child is free?? Every week there is a craft activity, a baby area, a slide and bikes/push-a-alongs tea and toast and a fine motor play area. we also have story time and singing at the end of the session. Everyone is friendly and a wide age range of mums and nans and a few dads. Give it a try! Hope to see you there.
On 21 Apr 2012 at 4:31pm Brusselsprout wrote:
Tiddlers and toddlers! I think that's the one my Granny helped run until recently. Really looking for Lewes itself as I don't drive but thanks for the tip.
As for the church one, I would feel a bit of a fraud to go and do the Jesus stuff. My kids will anyway get plenty of that in their life as all my husband's family are clergy!
On 21 Apr 2012 at 5:49pm Another mum wrote:
Our child is too big now, but there's a playgroup on a Friday morning at the All Saints (it's an ex-church, so no religion!!) - it looks like complete chaos, but the kids love it and there's loads of other mums (and some dads) to chat to over tea or coffee. I'm not quite sure if there is a specified age range but it was particularly good for our son when he was 1 and 2. There's also Tinklers music group (do a search for the website), which our son loved and that runs pretty much everyday - classes are for kids from about 3 or 4 months onwards.
Otherwise, my best advice would be to go to the Grange a lot over the coming months when the weather's nice (or any of the playgrounds) and just strike up conversation with some of the other mothers - easy to do esp if your kids start playing with other kids. And, it's completely free! I've had loads of chats with other mothers there - Lewes is generally a very friendly place.
Good luck!
On 22 Apr 2012 at 10:47am Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
My kids are too old now but my favourite group was the Wednesday morning at the toy library in All Saints. Toddlers can p;ay with toys, parents can get tea and biccies and have chats. Was v cheap.
On 25 Apr 2012 at 3:01pm Therese Richardson wrote:
Hello I have been a Childminder in Lewes for 22 years - I have attended many toddler groups most of which are attached to the local churches as without the church we wouldn't have schools and most of these groups are run in the halls that are attached to the church - having said that some in my experience are more holy than others - the main thing is that they are there for the children and a good social interaction for the parents. Opposite Waitrose attached to the Baptist church is Kingfishers where when I attended with my own children who are not Baptist and other peoples who were not religious seemed to tick all the boxes there were art and crafts, an outside play area, music and movement and a reading corner as well as ride ons all children from 0 to 5 were totally happy - I even ran a group myself for a short while which was attached to the South Malling Play group this had no connections with any church - you can check with them if they have one up and running now - but the Health Visitor contact Lewes Victoria Hospital and ask to be put through to Orchard House is always a good start
On 30 Sep 2015 at 1:09pm Catherine Robson wrote:
The Children's Centre in Malling offers free music sessions on Thursday mornings and many other parent and child activities for the under 5's. Check us out on Facebook.
All our activities are free of charge and we run courses for parents as well.
On 6 Jan 2017 at 6:26pm Aimsey wrote:
Majority of those mentioned above have cancelled or finished. Thinking of starting up a group for mum's, dad's bumps & babies, as there is a distinct lack of these in Lewes, for just chatting/venting, having a good giggle, with tea/coffee & cake (not hippy dippy or by an organisation that has something to push). Like a knitting circle only instead of wool you bring your bump or baby. Let me know if this interests you....
On 6 Jan 2017 at 9:13pm Aimsey wrote:
Please visit my Facebook page:
Babies, Bumps & Parents Club Lewes
Be great to get some interest going & see if we can reach people around the area. Many thanks in advance.
On 26 Jan 2017 at 12:19pm Lou Bradbury wrote:
Hi, thought I'd flag up the lovely new music group for babies, Little Notes Lewes. It's run by a professional musician who sings beautifully and plays flute and piano. They do a free trial session so it's worth giving it a go!
Tuesdays, 10:20 at King's Church. For 3-9 month olds x

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