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Parents & Toddlers

We would like to welcome all families, grandparents and carers with babies/ toddlers. Come along and enjoy lots of fun and friendship.

We have two friendly sessions each week, where you can relax and have a chat and make new friends, whilst your children enjoy toys, crafts and games whilst also making new friends.



The sessions are held on :-

  • Tuesday mornings 10am to 11.30am
  • Friday mornings 10am to 11.30am
  • All sessions are term times

The sessions are held at Crownhill Methodist Church Hall, Crownhill, Plymouth. and are run by volunteers ready to welcome you to a friendly, fun and safe environment. All volunteers are CRB checked.

During each session for toddlers, there is free play with toys, playhouse and kitchen, also tables with crafts, play dough, books/puzzles, trains and lego and for the babies, we have suitable toys and equipment, in an area designated for babies.

There are plenty of toys during each session for all ages, children, birth to school age to explore and enjoy with their friends.

  • 10am — 11 am, is free play for the children, and for adults time to chat over a cuppa while getting to know new friends. (while keeping an eye on your children)
  • 11 am :- Is tidy up time,when toys are put away ready for singing time, then finish with a raffle and parachute.

There is a charge of £2 per session due to being a self financing group.

The session charges enable us to cover the costs of refreshments, a raffle for each session, new toys, resources & craft materials also a donation to the church for heating and lighting.

Plus other organised events which includes Leisure Park coach trips. At Easter, easter eggs. Soft play sessions. Christmas parties with an entertainer, party food and Santa with his sack of presents also when possible a professional photographer during the year.

The group is run by Anne & Jack, and has been very popular over the past 20years.

If you would like any more information about the Parent & Toddler group phone Anne on 07791332503

We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

 

 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS Policy & Guidelines

CROWNHILL METHODIST CHURCH
3 CROWNHILL ROAD PLYMOUTH PL6 5AG

The people of Crownhill Methodist Church have a deep regard for the wholeness and well being of each individual and aim to provide a safe environment for all. We seek to safeguard the welfare of all people, regardless of age, who come into contact with the Church and its organisations. It is the responsibility of each individual participating in the life of the Church to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and vulnerable adults, and to act appropriately if abuse is discovered or suspected or when good practice and guidelines are not being followed.

All users of the Premises at Crownhill Methodist Church, as well as organisations under the control of the Church Council, are required to adhere to this policy statement and to note the guidelines, following their own procedures as appropriate.

Summary of Guidelines:

  1. Plan the work of the organisation so as to minimise situations where the abuse of children may occur.
  2. Be aware that there is a system whereby children may talk with an independent body.
  3. Use supervision as a means of protecting children.
  4. Know how to deal with the disclosure or discovery of abuse, and the importance of referring to others.
  5. Know particular procedures where the alleged abuser is a church worker.
  6. Know particular procedures for activities taking place off the premises.
  7. Know the procedure for First Aid.
  8. Know the procedure for Fire safety.
  9. Know the procedure for administering medication.
  10. Follow proper procedures for appointing all workers.

Useful telephone numbers:

  • Children's Social Care - Single Referral Unit 0300 12311 116
  • Quality Assurance & Safeguarding Children Unit 01872 254549
  • All Urgent Calls Dial 999 • Devon & Cornwall Police (24 hours): 0845 777444
  • Childline 0800 1111
  • Children First 0800 800 500
  • Chairman of the Synod 01392 272541
  • Circuit Safeguarding Officer: 01822 855817
  • District Safeguarding Adviser 01392 214239
  • Minister: 01752 651840
  • Church Safeguarding Adults representative 07775602330
  • Church Safeguarding Children Coordinator 07775602330

FULL POLICY & GUIDELINES BOOK AVAILABLE IN THE VESTRY