What’s going on?
Twice a week in our usual Monday and Thursday slots, Kath has been on Zoom offering chat and singing for you and your kids. Since lockdown began, a small number of mums and carers have been popping in there occasionally, just to keep in touch. Sometimes kids want to sing or are in a chatty mood, sometimes not; that’s fine! It’s never been a large group, and usually turns into a catch-up for mums or volunteers; some people stay for an hour, others just a couple of minutes.
Now that term has ended, sessions like these are available by arrangement. Contact Kath if you want to meet up in this way.
Can we help?
Until we can meet again, do let us know how we can best support you and your family. Get in touch if you want to join our scheme to help people connect better online, or to borrow any of the toys sitting in our cupboard until we re-open, or if you need any craft supplies.
New! WhatsApp group
For updates on what’s happening & to encourage you to link up with each other. Message Kath on 07816 294783 if you would like to join. Be prepared for a full interrogation if I don’t recognise your number!
Join us on Facebook
We run a closed Facebook group “Wealdstone Toddlers”, where you can swap ideas, find out how others are doing, or scream if you need to (and who doesn’t sometimes?). The group’s been running over 3 years so is relevant for KS1 children as well.
Message “Kath At Wealdstone Methodist” on Facebook so we can be friends & relate individually too.
The Methodist church national guidelines for Covid-safe use of premises are currently under review, and the local Church Council have to decide how best to meet the needs of all the different people who use the halls. The reality is that we are unlikely to be able to gather before the beginning of September for anything like our usual sessions. One possibility is that a small number of families might be able to pre-book using the events section of this website to use the space and a limited amount of equipment, with safety measures in place.
Watch here for updates on all of this. Let us know what you think, and pass the word around with other families you are in contact with.
‘Bumps and Babies’?
A group for new parents is more straightforward to host than a session with toddlers running around, so is a strong possibility for September. Please message us if this is something you’d be interested in.
We hope we will soon have the go-ahead to gather in parks. We will keep you updated here as the situation improves.
Meanwhile, stay safe, and keep up the good work!