Failsworth, Manchester

Your story

Community toddler group with a warm and caring welcome.

Group introduction

We are a Mums and Toddlers group based in Failsworth, Manchester. We have 2 sessions on Thursdays (morning & afternoon) and have 30 children at each session. We open each session with a story and songs and then offer a craft activity relating to the story. After the craft there is a wide variety of toys for the children to play with while the adults have drink. We provide toast for the morning session and biscuits or cake for the afternoon. We have a team of volunteers who either work in the kitchen doing the refreshments or in the hall telling the story, getting the toys out and supervising the craft activity. We accept any age of pre-school children including babies. We have children coming with their parents, grandparents or childminders. We run term time only but have been running the group since 1993.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

We would use the money to build up our craft materials such as paint, paper, card, crayons. We would also use it to provide some new toys - we currently need new ride along toys and dolls prams. We would also purchase a new play kitchen.
We aim to provide a welcoming and loving environment for the adults and the children and having up to date and cared for equipment helps create a good atmosphere. Parents and carers know that their children are safe we are able to provide well maintained and clean equipment. Doing craft as part of our sessions helps adults and children work together and develops bonds.

"Thank you for all the lovely times April & Mollie have had, I know they will miss Pramtime very much.

A quote received from Ann Guy - a grandma & childminder when her children where leaving Pramtime to go to school"