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COMPETITION... Could your child be our next front cover star? LOTS on LOCAL... Easter fun for the family LOTS on WEEKLY... Find your local classes & Toddler Groups

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e v i t a e r C t e G School at Highclare Pre-

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Being creative is fun at Highclare Pre-School, girls & boys 15 months to 4+ years

Spring Term Open Day

Highclare Woodfield Nursery, Pre-School, Infants & Juniors Saturday 10th May 2014 10.00am - 12.30pm

Open 7.30am to 6.00pm term time or full year.


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Highclare Schools are located on three sites in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington

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About Lots for Tots Over 70,000 copies of Lots for Tots in 5 editions distributed quarterly in October, January, Easter & July in North Birmingham, Staffordshire, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire. Lots for Tots North Birmingham is part of Lots for Tots Ltd. Also by Lots for Tots Ltd: East Midlands Baby and Toddler Show, Nottingham. Bump to Five show, Derby.

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ello, I am Dee Bagnall your Lots for Tots Editor in North Birmingham & Walsall. I am so excited to be launching this magazine and as a mother of three children I know how difficult it can be juggling work and home life as well as spending quality time with the children. I cannot believe the great response we have received from parents as well as advertisers. Lots for Tots is a definitive guide to playgroups, places to visit, exciting clubs and child friendly events which are taking place across the area. If you would like free copies of the magazine for your Business, Nursery, Playgroup, Health Centre, Children Centre or Pre School then please do get in touch with us.

Dee x 436 872


Lots on Local... April Sat 5th April 10-11.30am Kiddiwinks Sale Nearly New sale Collingwood Centre, Great Barr Nearly new maternity, baby, younger and older childrens items at a great price. Sat 5th April Pirate Gran Birmingham Repertory Theatre Age 3+ 0121 236 4455 Tues 8th April 1-2.30pm Pelsall Baby & Toddler Group Easter Parade Pelsall Community Centre, Station Rd Two lucky children will receive a special prize but everyone that takes part will receive an Easter egg. Contact Sat 12th & Sun 13th April 10-5.30pm Easter Eggs Trail Visitor Centre, Sutton Park Family event for younger children. Self led, collect your pack from the visitor centre. Sat 12th April 3-5pm Mummies Market Little Aston Village Hall Fantastic range of products on sale from beautiful childrens clothes, printed artwork, cakes and cupckes to health & skincare Sun 13th April 10am-4pm Spring Craft Fair Hoar Park Craft Village Lots of fun for all the family shops, restaurant, childrens farm and much more.. 50p admission


Sun 13th April 10am-2pm Marvellous Magpie Tabletop sale St James’s Church Centre, Mere Green Tabletop sale of new, pre-loved and handmade items. 50p entry per adult children free. For table bookings contact Tues 15th April 10.30am - 12.30pm Childrens Workshop (5-7yrs) Walsall Leather Museum Make a lovely springtime mobile, bursting with paper birds, insects and flowers for your bedroom. £1.50 per session. Booking essential call 01922 721153 Tues 15th April 11am-12pm Tuesday Tots - Flowers The New Art Gallery, Walsall Every Tuesday in school holidays for toddlers upto 4yrs, only £1.50 per child. Book in advance on 01922 654400 Wed 16th April Easter Basket Making Aldridge Airport Each child will get to make a traditional English basket for Easter, and decorate it with spring decorations -perfect for Easter egg hunting! Wed 16 April 7pm Go! Go! Go! Live Birmingham Town Hall The Go! Go! Go! Show is an all-new family pop musical experience. There are brand new pop songs, catchy, easy-to-learn dance moves, plenty of audience interaction and loads of laughs. £15, £17.50 birmingham

Please mention Lots for Tots when contacting an advertiser Thurs 17th April 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm Pom-Pom Animal Drop-In Walsall leather Museum Make a fantastic pom-pom creature at our fun drop-in session. FREE. Tel: 01922 721153 Thurs 17th April 11am-1pm Fantastic Monster Frogs Kingsbury Water Park Drop in to make a monster frog from recycled materials. Please bring an egg box. children aged 3 to 12 years. £2 per child. Fri 18th - Mon 21st April 12-4pm Easter Egg Hunt Sarehole Mill, Hall Green Hunt for eggs hidden in the mill & grounds. Fri 18th - Mon 21st April 10am-3.45pm Cadbury Easter Egg Trail for young Eggsplorers Back to Backs, 53 Hurst Street Complete an eggciting trail as part of your Easter visit to the Back to Backs. Tickets: £2 per trail. Entry to House Adults £8; child £4.40 and family £17.50. Sun 20th April & Mon 21st April Easter Egg Hunt & Bonnet Parade Hoar Park Craft Village Childrens farm, restaurant and shops Events are subject to change. For information about any of the events call 024 7639 4433 or email Wed 20th April 11am-3pm Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Funday, The Botanical Gardens, An action-packed day full of Easter fun with children’s trail, egg hunt, crafts, pony rides, face painting and more! FREE FOR UNDER 16yrs. Adult £7

Mon 21st April 10.30am - 4pm Easter Family Fun Day Walsall Leather Museum Join us for one of our most fun packed days of the year when there will be entertainment galore including puppet shows, face painting and walkabout entertainers plus much more. FREE (there may be a small charge for some of the activities Tues 22nd April 11am-12pm Tuesday Tots - Your Room The New Art Gallery, Walsall Every Tuesday in school holidays for toddlers up to 4yrs. £1.50 per child. Book in advance 01922 654400 Wed 23 April 10.30am to 12.00pm Dens & Marshmallows Kingsbury Water Park Join us to make a den out of woodland materials, when finished we will light a small fire and toast some marshmallows. 5 to 12 years, must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: £3.00 per child. Booking essential telephone 01827 872660. Open Daily over Easter school holidays. 10am-5pm. Last admission 4pm Easter Egg Hunt Umberslade Farm, Butts Lane, Tanworth-in-Arden, B94 5AE Have a cracking Easter at Umberslade Farm Park with loads of activities to keep the whole family entertained including the absolutely essential Easter Egg Hunt. 436 872


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Wed 7th May 11am-12pm Art Start The New Art Gallery Walsall These are sessions for pre-school children aged 1yrs+. Come along and explore an artwork in the gallery and make things together to support your child in being creative. Sat 10th May 10am-12.30pm Open Morning Highclare Woodfield Pre-School 241 Birmingham Road,Sutton Coldfield,B72 1EA Infants and Juniors Come along and find out more about our School . For further Information Tel: 0121 386 8218 Sat 10th May 10am Reborn Nearly New Sale Hollyfield Primary School, Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield For more info or to book a table visit or contact

Fri 16th May 9.30-11.30am Open Morning Lichfield Cathedral Pre-School & Juniors (Longdon) Green Gables, Longdon, WS15 4PT Meet teachers and parents and find out more about our school. Tel: 01543 492782

Sat 17th May 1.30-3.00pm Kiddiwinks Nearly New Sale The Shirley Centre 274 Stratford Road,Shirley Nearly new maternity, baby, younger and older children’s items at a great price.


Sun 18th May 10am-4pm Spring & Summer Craft Fair Hoar Park Craft Village Lots of fun for all the family shops, restaurant, childrens farm and much more..50p admission

Fri 23rd May 10–11.30am, 12-1pm & 2-3pm Baby Palace The New Art Gallery Walsall These are sessions for new parents/carers to relax in a multi sensory enviroment. This is a great chance to meet other new parents and share your experiences. Sat 24 May 2-4pm Family Storytelling Day At Walsall Museum Join award winning storyteller Anna Conomos for a fun-filled family event at Walsall Museum. Meet evil kings, brave heroes and warrior horses in an interactive performance. You will be dressing up and acting as you take on a character of your own. All the family can participate. Tickets £1.25 per person (adult or child) and must be purchased in advance. Available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email museum@ or pop in in person. Tue 27th May 10am-12pm SpringWatch At Rough Wood Local Nature Reserve Join Countryside Rangers for a walk around this nature reserve looking for wildlife at its busiest time of year - spring! All manner of birds, insects and mammals are nesting and feeding! This is a halfterm event and fun for all the family! birmingham

Please mention Lots for Tots when contacting an advertiser Wed 28th May 10.30am-12pm Marvellous Mini-Beasts Kingsbury Water Park Come on a mini-beast hunt to see what is jumping, crawling and flying around the park today. A family event. The Education Centre. £3 per child.Booking essential – Tel: 01827 872660. Thu 29th May 11am-1pm Junk Boats Kingsbury Water Park Drop in and make your own recycled boat using our junk (other people’s rubbish) box and then launch it on our pond - will it float? A family event. The Information Centre. £2 per child. Fri 30th May 10.30am-12pm Pond Dipping Kingsbury Water Park Who Lives in our Pond? Come pond dipping and be amazed by what is swimming around in the water. A family event. The Education Centre. £3 per child. Booking essential – Tel: 01827 87266

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Lots on Local... June Sat 7th June 2.30pm Reborn Nearly New Sale Streetly Community Centre, Foley Road East For more info or to book a table visit or contact Sun 15th June 2014 12-4pm Pond Dipping Sarehole Mill Fish for some creepy crawlies in the mill pond and examine your catch under the microscope. £1 per child. Ring 0121 7776612 or email

Sun 22nd June 10am-5pm Your Pregnancy, Your Baby Show & Exhibition Stephensons College, Thornborough, Leicestershire, LE67 3TN For parents and professionals working together in partnership. This innovative show campaigns for empowerment during childbirth. Films, music, workshops and seminars sits alongside amazing shopping. Tickets for parents £5, professionals £10. Discount for groups.

Sun 15th June 10.30am-12.30pm Water Rockets Kingsbury Water Park Design and construct a water powered rocket ready to launch on the main events field. A simple and safe event which will blow your mind away! Please bring a 2 litre plastic pop bottle. A family event. Meet: The Education Centre. Sun 22nd June 10am-4pm Summer Craft Fair Hoar Park Craft Village Lots of fun for all the family shops, restaurant, childrens farm and much more..50p admission Sat 21st June 11am & 2.30pm The Sooty Show New Alexandra Theatre A brand new family show featuring Sooty and his friends. www.alexandratheatre.

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FUN and educational football and balls skills classes for girls and boys from 1– 5 years Come and learn through play • Real football skills • Great social and physical development skills • Colours, numbers and letters Indoor classes throughout the week.

Handmade, bespoke children’s clothes & accessories Orders taken for individual designs

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Please call or email with any enquiries

t Julie: 07966 708975

Tracey: 07535 625445 birmingham


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Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth & Walsall. We can come to Nurseries, playgroups and do your birthday parties too! Phone Michelle - 07823 550 321 to book your FREE TRIAL and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!! visit us at & www. If you can’t find a class to suit your needs, why not get together with 5 friends (min) and tell us where and when. Discounts for twins/ triplets and special rates for childminder sessions. Instill a love and understanding of music from an early age with Rhythm Time! We offer stimulating multi-sensory baby classes; exciting toddler classes; and educational preschool sessions. It’s fun for everyone, and as your child develops, so does their confidence, creativity and co-ordination.

Fun, educational music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers Classes everyday including Saturday Call for your FREE trial session!

Call Michelle on 07823 550321 436 872


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Please mention Lots for Tots when contacting an advertiser Why do we get a kick out of every class we run? It’s fun. Our coaches have fun teaching, the children have fun learning new skills and our parents relax and enjoy a friendly chat. So whether you’re nurturing a future star or just want a happier, healthier child - why not sign up and have a ball with us!


Welcome to ur World Call 07818 090383

Your first class is a free trial session so why not come and see what its all about!

Award Winning Baby Development Classes for babies from Birth to 13 Months! Activities include fibre optic light shows to glowing bouncy balls, rainbows, tickly feathers, puppets, silky scarves and water play. You and your baby will enjoy discovering something new every week. For classes in Cannock, Pelsall and Walsall contact Shelly - 07500806529

Classes held in: Pelsall & Tamworth – Tuesdays Sutton/Streetly borderWednesdays Walsall – Thursdays Cannock & Sutton Coldfield– Fridays

For classes in Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield contact Tracy 07753825622 436 872



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Softplay toy hire for all occasions Suitable for 0-5 year olds Free setup within a 10 mile radius of B77 Various sized packages available suitable for venue and home hire Packages start from ÂŁ55

Advertise here from as little as ÂŁ40 for 3mths. Includes Website, Social media and publication advertising. Tel: 01827 262178 / 07785565919 Email: Website:


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Why Sutton Dolphins?


utton Dolphins holistic approach to baby swimming, recognises that every child is an individual and learns at a different pace. Just as in life. Why start so young? Fact: Drowning is the second largest killer of children in western countries. We spend all year looking forward to our holidays where we can sit back relax and have fun. Most holidays are by the


sea or with the use of a swimming pool. By joining in our swimming stages you can learn a life saving skill whilst teaching your child how to be safe in and around the water. The most important element in the learning process for young children is to get enjoyment and fun out of the each activity they part take in. Michelle & Sue - Sutton Dolphins 436 872


Jo Jingles Sutton Coldfield Under New Management


mily Earley has attended Jo Jingles classes herself over the past 3 years with her own daughters so she is thrilled to now be taking over the Sutton Coldfield franchise (formally known as Jo Jingles Walsall) on 11th April 2014. Jo Jingles is the UK’s largest pre-school singing, music and movement group. Emily is expanding the existing classes and will be running Saturday classes and Summer workshops. Emily and ‘Jo’ will be teaching together with trained class teachers Becky, Naomi and Claire. Brand new class programmes are being launched which include music theory for the 3-5 age group. Exciting new instruments, props and visuals will also be introduced into all classes. Introducing music at an early age helps the development of language, numeracy, physical co-ordination and communication skills in young children.


Jo Jingles gives a fun introduction to music through the use of songs, nursery rhymes, percussion instruments, movement and dance, not forgetting the character who children adore ‘Jo Jingles’. Classes are suitable for babies and children from 3 months to 5 years and last 45 minutes. They are structured according to age, and introduce different educational themes every week. Jo Jingles also run sessions in nursery and playgroup settings and parties also are available.

For class timetables or to book your Free Taster session, contact Emily on 07792 065001 or email; jojingles find us on Facebook. birmingham



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The benefits of Pre-School As the name implies, a pre-school is an educational setting for 3 and 4 year old children, before they start Reception. Many parents select this option because it is a structured environment with lessons that will ready their children for attending school. Pre-school will provide the type of activities and lessons that enhance and develop a child’s ability to become successful at the next level. This means preparing the children for academic readiness by teaching letters, numbers, and shapes, and designing age-appropriate social activities that stimulate self-esteem and encourage social and emotional maturity. Cognitive development Care is taken to help children improve their cognitive and motor abilities through various fun activities, while at the same time make them appreciate basic concepts in Maths, language and nature. Structured learning Pre-schools provide a structured learning environment with exact timings and an organised curriculum. However, this does not mean that it’s not fun - knowledge and skills are developed through play and creative activities. Poetry and singing provide the building blocks needed to grasp phonics and reading skills later.

Creative play with a purpose Playing with water, sand and containers forms the foundation for understanding some basic Maths concepts. Matching, sequencing and one-to-one correspondence are all activities that are carried out over and over again in pre-school settings and help children get ready to learn more complex subjects. Developing social skills Interacting with other children means learning how to wait, how to take turns, and how to listen. Watching other children pursue a challenging task is also helpful. Most importantly, children in education from age 3 learn how to socialise with their peers, manage stress and solve problems. Pre-School at Lichfield Cathedral School The Pre-School children attending Lichfield Cathedral School benefit from dedicated facilities at the Longdon site, surrounded by beautiful Staffordshire countryside. Children are taught in small groups with a high adult to pupil ratio. The strong academic programme is supported by exceptional pastoral care in a nurturing environment, founded on Christian values. As Headmaster, David Corran, confirms: “The PreSchool is incredibly important is it underpins the foundation of each child’s learning journey through our unique and magnificent school.”

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Open Morning Pre-School & Juniors

Friday 13 June 9.30am to 11.30am Green Gables Longdon WS15 4PT If this date is not convenient for you, simply call us to arrange an individual appointment

Children welcomed into Pre-School in the term after their third birthday Broad curriculum including languages, drama, dance, art and sports Small class sizes Traditional education based on Christian values School transport from 7.30am to 6.00pm plus holiday club Sutton Coldfield, Four Oaks, Little Aston, Streetly, Alrewas Extra-curricular programme and Forest School Tamworth & Great Haywood Highly qualified staff Excellent pastoral care

Contact Lesley Bannister on 01543 306168 or The Palace, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LH 436 872


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Come on in,the water’s lovely! Join our family of Puddle Ducks and enjoy baby and pre-school swimming with the most caring and highly-trained teachers around. Contact our friendly team today to find out about our classes across Walsall, Aldridge and Sutton Coldfield.

FREE taster session E. 07852985139

Library Sessions Birth-3yrs Aldridge 10.30-12noon Thurs Bentley 1pm - 2.30pm Wed Birmingham Central 10.30-12noon Thurs Blakenall Village 10-11.30am Thurs Boldmere 2.30-3pm Tues Brownhills 10--11.30 Wed Kingstanding 10-11.30am Tues 10.30-11.15 Mon Mere Green 2-2.30pm Thurs Pelsall 9.30 - 10.30 Thus Pheasey 10.30-12noon Tues Pleck 10 - 11:30am Thurs Streetly 10 - 11:30am Fri Sutton Coldfield 9.30-10 every other Fri Walmley 2.15-2.45pm Every other Mon & Fri Walsall Central 1.30-3pm Thurs Willenhall 10-11.30 Fri Wylde Green 2.30-3.30pm 3rd Tues of mth

(3-5yrs) Beechdale Bloxwich Darlaston Mere Green Pelsall Pheasey South Walsall Streetly Willenhall

10-11.30 9.45-11am 10-11am 2-2.30pm 10.45-11.45am 2.15-3pm 9.30-11am 12.15-3.15pm 10-10.30am

2-5yrs Ward End 2-3pm Books and Fun Darlaston 2-3pm

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Pheasey Book Monsters (18mth+) Pheasey 10.30-12pm Fri

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Lots on Weekly... Boldmere Britwell Playgroup Mon 9.30-11.30am Wylde Green United Reformed Church, Britwell Road

Lea Marston Puddle Ducks

Little Lights Baby & Toddler Group Thu 9.45-11.15am St Micheal’s Church

Fri 1.30pm -0-6mths 2pm -6mths-15mths 2.30pm-15mths-21/2yrs Lea Marston Hotel

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Tiny Soccerstars Sat -9am (21/2-5yrs) 10am (1-2/2yrs) Banners gate Community Church, Westwood Road

Falcon Lodge Parent & Toddler

Group Mon 10am-12pm Falcon Lodge Chapel, 265 Reddicap Heath Road

Four Oaks New Birth/New to

Area Childrens centre Registrations. Mon 9am-11.30am Four Oaks Childrens Centre. Jo Jingles Mon 9.3010.15am, walk -2yrs 10.30-11.15am 3mth-walk 11.30-12.15pm over 2’s St James’ Church Centre, 1.45pm All age family group. Four Oaks Methodist Church.


Tiny talk Fri 9.30-10.30am (0-2yrs) 10.45-11.45am (18mths+) Four Oaks Childrens centre, the Hub, Mere Green Road

Puddle Ducks Sundays 3pm - 6mths-15mths 3.30pm - 6mths-15mths 4pm- 15mths-21/2yrs Lea Marston Hotel, Haunch lane

Mere Green Young Parents Group Tues 1.30-3pm Mere Green Hub, Mere Green Comm Centre Rhythm Time Baby Class (0-14mths) Tues 10.40,11.20 & 1.15pm Toddler Class (14mths3yrs) Tues 10am & 2pm Mere Green Community Centre. Rhythm Time Thurs 10.10 (14mths-3yrs) Thurs 10.50am (0-14mths) Thurs 9.30am(21/2-5yrs) Mere green Comm Centre.

Little Kickers Sat 9.15am 18mths-2yrs 10.15am-3.5-5yrs 11.15am 2-3.5yrs 12.15pm 3.5-5yrs 1.15pm 5-7yrs Sun 9.15am J2-3.5yrs 10.15am 3.5-5yrs 11.15am 2-3.5yrs 12.15pm 5-7yrs Coppice primary School, Trinity Road, B75 6TJ Rhythm Time Sat 9.50am2yrs 8mths-5yr Sat 10.30am (14mths-3yrs) Sat 11.15am-0-14mths Mere Green Comm Centre

Minworth Rhythm Time Fri 10am 14mths-3yrs Fri 10.40am 0-14mths Asda Minworth (comm’ room)

New Oscott Rhythm Time Wed 10.30am 0-14mths Wed 11.15am 14mths-3yrs) Brampton Hall Childrens Centre Stay & Play Fri 9.30-11am New Oscott Infant School Drop in. Small fee. Little Ducklings Stay n Play Fri 9.15-11am 0-4yrs Brampton Hall Comm Centre, Princess Alice Drive, birmingham

Most classes are Term-Time only

Sutton Coldfield

Newhall Stay & Play

Sutton Town Tiny Talk

Mon 10am-12pm Newhall Childrens Centre

Mon 9.30am 18mths+ 10.45am 0-2yrs Sutton Coldfield Methodist Church Centre

Puddle Ducks Wednesdays 1.30pm -0-6mths 2pm -6mths-15mths 2.30pm 15mths-21/2yrs New Hall Primary, Langley Hall Drive Puddle Ducks Thurs 1.30pm 2.5-5yrs 2pm 15mths-21/2yrs 2.30pm-6mths-15mths 3pm -0 -6mths New Hall Primary, Langley Hall Drive

Streetly Tiny talk Tues 10-11am Streetly Childrens Centre, Foley Road East

Creation Station Mon 10-10.55am Holy Trinity RC Church Hall, Lichfield Road Twins & Multiple Birth Club Mon 10.30am-12pm Sutton Coldfield Methodist Church, South Parade Stay & Play Mon 1pm-2.30pm Holland House childrens centre. 0-5yrs.

Walmley Jo Jingles Wed 9.30-10.15 walk-2’s

Creation Station Little Explorers Thu 10-10.55am Blackwood Road Scout hut

10.25-11.10-babies-walk 11.15-12pm -over2’s St Johns Church, Walmley

Creation Station Thu 11.30-12.15 Blackwood Road Scout Hut

Rhythm Time Fri 2.30pm 0-14mths Fri 1.45pm 14mths-3yrs Fri 1.05pm2yrs 8mths-5yrs Walmley Community Hall

Mothers & Toddlers Streetly Thu 2.15-3.15pm Evangelical Church, Egerton Road £70p

Socatots Sat 9am/ 10.20am Cheslyn Hay Village Hall,

Jo Jingles sat 10-10.45 all age group 11-11.45am babies-walking Deanery Children’s Centre

Whitehouse Common Jo Jingles Fri 2-2.45pm all ages Whitehouse Common School

Sutton Dolphins Classes most days throughout the week. 0+ Whitehouse Common Pool, Cotysmore Rd

Wylde Green

Stay & Play (udr 3 yrs) Mon 10-11.30am Emmanual Church Hall, Birmingham Road. En pointe Dance Academy Mon 5.15-6pm Emmanual Church, Little Green Lanes En Pointe Dance Academy Sat 2-2.45pm -Mini Movers, 2.45-3.15pm -infant Acrobatics, 3.15-3.45pm -Boogy Banditz, 3.454.30pm -Junior Acrobatics 4.30-5.30pm- Jazz Jumperz,5.30-6pm -Jazz Jumperz Ballet Emmanual Church, Little


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Lots on Weekly... Aldridge Daisey Banks Cheeky Monkeys playRythm Time group 9.30-11.30 Tues & Fri St Mary of the Angels Church Hall, Jo Jingles Wed 10.30-11.15 0-walk 11.30-12.15- all age group Aldridge Comm Centre Puddle Ducks 4.30pm -0 -6mths 5pm -6mths-15mths 5.30pm-15mths-21/2yrs 6pm 21/2-5yrs Fri Aldridge School, Tynings lane, WS9 0BG

Bescott Nippers Playgroup

Delves Baptist Church, Bell Lane, Delves, Mon Thu 9.30-11.30am

Wed 1.30pm 0-14mths Wed 2.15pm 14mths-3yrs Wed 12.45pm 21/2-5yrs Wednesdays 12.45pm St Martin’s Church

Palfrey Buggy Walk Mon 10-10.30am 0-4yrs Palfrey Park FREE Baby Signing Mon 10.30-11.30am Under 1’s 50p per child Palfrey Park Pavillion Creative Fun Tues 10-11.30am 0-4yrs Place of Refuge, Talke Rd Stay & Play Wed 9.30-11am 0-4yrs Whitehall Nursery Infant School. Free.

Bloxwich St Peters Baby and

Toddler Group Lichfield Rd Fri 10-11.30am

Time for Play Wed 10-11.30am 18mths4yrs 50p per child. Palfrey Childrens Centre

Brownhills Clayhanger Parent &

Peep for Babies Fri 2-3.30pm under 1’s Palfrey Childrens Centre

Toddler Group Tue & Fri 9.30-11am Clayhanger Methodist Church Hall, Clayhanger Village £1.25.


Pelsall Bumps & Babes Mon 10-11am 1yrs group 11.30-12.30pm Pelsall Childrens centre

St Michael’s Mini’s 2yrs Tue 9-10.30am St Micheals School Baby Sensory Birth to 13 months Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Pelsall Methodist Church Chapel Street Pelsall Pelsall baby & Toddler Group 0-4yrs Tue 1-2.30pm £2 per family.Pelsall Community Centre, Station Road. Play & Stay Wed 10-11am Pelsall Childrens Centre Ryders Robins Thurs 1-2.15pm Ryders Hayes school Pelsall Pandas Fridays 9-10.30am Pelsall Village School Jo Jingles Fri 9.30-10.15 walk-4yrs 10.30-11.15 3mths-walk Pelsall Children’s Centre Ante Natal EducationClassses 5th June, 12th June & 19th June Thurs evenings 6-9pm Book via Pelsall Sure Start Childrens Centre centre. birmingham


Most classes are Term-Time only

Rushall Walsall Tiny Treasures (under Peep For Babies 2’s) (free) Mon 10.30am-11.30am Greenfield Childrens centre

Mon 10-11.30am under 1’s Chuckery & Paddock Childrens Centre 50p per child

Baby Fun Time (free) Tues 11am-12pm Greenfield Childrens centre

Stay & Play Mon 1.30-3pm 0-4yrs Park Hall Community, Falmouth Road. 50p per child

Breast Feeding support Group (free) 1st Tues of every month 1.30-2.30pm Greenfield Childrens centre

Shelfield Tiny Treasures (u 2’s) Mon 10.30-11.30am Greenfield Childrens centre Baby Fun Time Tues 11-12noon Greenfield Childrens centre Breast feeding Support group 1st Tues of every month 1.30-2.30pm Greenfield Childrens centre Crafty Devils (1-5yrs) (free) Tues 1.30-3pm Greenfield Childrens centre Little Explorers (free) Thurs 9.30-11am Greenfield Childrens centre

Central Hall Methodist Church Playgroup Mon 9.30-11.30am Central Hall Methodist Church, Ablewell Street, Blue Coat Bears Parent & Toddler Group Tues 9.30-11am 0-4yrs Blue Coat Infant School Stay & Play Wed 9.30-11am 0-4yrs Free Chuckery & Paddock Childrens Centre Bath Street Babes playgroup Thu 9.15-11.15am Bath Street Centre, Bath St Peep for Ones Thu 10.30-11.45 50p Chuckery & Paddock Childrens Centre

Baby Sensory Birth to 13 months Thurs 11:30-12:30 Broadway United Reformed Church - Hall 207 Broadway Puddle Ducks Sat 1pm -21/2-5yrs 1.30pm-15mths-21/2yrs 2pm -6mths-15mths 2.30pm 3-5yrs Queen mary’s Grammer School, Sutton Road, Puddle Ducks Sun 12.30pm -0-6mths 1pm -21/2-5yrs 1.30pm -6mths-15mths 3-5yrs 2.30pm-15mths-21/2yrs Queen mary’s Grammer School, Sutton Road,

Walsall Wood Little Stars Parent &

Baby/Toddler Group Wed 9-10.30am Castlefort JMI School, Castlefort Road, Rhythm Time Family Class 8mths-3yrs Thurs 1pm The Bramble Planetree Road While every effort is made to ensure details are correct at the time of going to print, times & dates are subject to change. Please check before you set off. Where possible, contact details are available on the website 436 872


Lots on Weekly...

Most classes are Term-Time only Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Prep classes Tue 6.30Mother Social Arts & 8.30pm Coleshill United Crafts Wed/Thu 10.30Church Tel 01675 464246 11.45am Kings Heath


£6.50 Kate 07757 561107


Bump Social Thu Eve Jo Jingles Arts & crafts for expectant Wed 1.45-2.30pm all ages mums. Kate 07757 561107 Curdworth Village Hall

Castle Bromwich Tiny Soccerstars

Curdworth Tots and Toddlers Mon 10- 11.30am Village Hall, Coleshill Road

Wed 9.45am St Clements Church Hall,Green lane, Parent & Toddler 10.45am12pm Mon Christadelphian Ch, 1 Park Rd St James’ Parent & Toddler 9-11am Tue/Thu St James’ Church Hall

Erdington Jo Jingles Tue 9.45-10.30 all age goup, 10.45-11.30 3mths-walk Monster Mayhem, Start City Birmingham Slings Library 1st & 3rd Friday each month 9am-11am & 12pm-3pm

Jolly Tots Toddler Group Fri, 10-1.30AM £1.50 per family St Mary and St Margaret Erdington Methodist Church Old Chester Road,

Kingsbury Stay & Play Mon 9.30-11am Kingsbury Primary School (entrance through the Children’s Centre).


Elim Church Stay and Play Thu from 10am Warren Road,

Shenstone Jo Jingles Thu 9.30-10.15 walk-2yrs 10.30-11.15 babies-walk 11.30-12.15pm over 2’s Shenstone Garden Centre

Tyburn Ring-o-Roses Toddler

Group Wed 9.45-11.15am Erdington Elim Church, Tyburn Road, Pype Hayes,

Rise and Shine 4u Parent Stay and Play Wed 9.30- & Child group 11.30am Erdington Method- Fri 10- 11.30am 0-5yrs St Marys Church Hall, Tyburn ist Church, Wesley Road, Road, Pype Hayes

Coleshill Okey Cokey playgroup 9.30-11.30 Mon & Fri 0-3yrs Shustoke Village Hall, Blythe Road, Shustoke, £1-£2

£1.00 per child,

Erdington Salvation Army Play Group, Wed Swans and Cygnets Parent 9.30am Station Road, Costs £1. 0-5yrs and Toddler Group Wed 9-11am 0-4yrs St Chads church stay and High Meadow Infant School, play group Wed 9.30Norton Road £2 per session 11.30am, Stoneyhurst Road,£1 0-5 yrs Tue at Erdington Hall Childrens centre, 1-3pm


Birmingham & Villages

Water Orton St Peter & Paul’s Stay & Play Tue 9:45 - 11:00am The Clinic, Coleshill Road,

WOMBATS Mums and Toddlers Wed 1-2:30PM, Thu 10-11.30am The Link,4 New Road, birmingham

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