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Age: 0–4 years
Time: 9:30–11:15am Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Contact: Julie Dennison (01502 583068)

Shrimps is our popular Carer and Toddler Group. Staffed by volunteers from Christ Church, Shrimps welcomes parents, grandparents, guardians, child-minders and their little ones.  We cater for all pre-school children.

As a church-based group, we operate with a Christian ethos and Christian values, and as such our sessions include Christian songs and activities. However, you do not need to be a Christian to attend – we warmly welcome carers and children of all faiths or of no faith at all.


We hope that you enjoy Shrimps and make lots of new friends. We look forward to meeting you!

What happens at Shrimps?

Our sessions will include some or all of the following activities:

  • Active play: ride-on-toys
  • Imaginative play: dressing up, kitchen etc.
  • Creative play: large Lego, Sticklebricks
  • Craft: a simple craft or painting activity
  • Baby corner: soft play mats with baby toys and a place for carers to sit
  • Music: instruments and singing
  • Quiet play: puzzles
  • Refreshments: both for children and carers

Shrimps sessions normally follow this format:

9:30          Free Play
10:15        Snacks and drinks (with tea and coffee for carers!)
10:50        Singing
11:15        Session ends

When does Shrimps meet?

Shrimps runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30–11:15am during term time.
Dates for 2018–2019 school year:
Autumn Term
Starts:                 Tuesday 18th September
Half-Term:           23rd–25th October
Ends:                  Thursday 13th December
Spring Term
Starts:                 Tuesday 8th January
Half-Term:           19th–21st February
Ends:                  Thursday 4th April
Summer Term
Starts:                  Tuesday 30th April
Half-Term:            28th–30th May
Ends:                   Thursday 18th July

How much does Shrimps cost?

Each session costs £1.50 per family.