Noah's Ark Tiny Tots & Toddlers
Are you a family new to Bath? Or new to looking after little ones? Or a child caring expert? We welcome anyone looking after little ones aged 0-4 – Mum & Dad, Granny & Grandpa and childminders too.
We meet on Tuesdays in the main church building from 10am until 12noon during school term time. Come in through the big gates off Triangle East but please be careful crossing the road as there are no pavements on the church side. Don’t worry if you're running late – we understand babies don’t follow to time! We latch the door at about 10.30 to keep the children safe. Just buzz the bell and we will welcome you in.
We serve tea and coffee, juice and snacks all in a friendly environment where you can meet and chat with other parents and carers as well as with members of our church family. We also have four play zones for little ones:
- Baby play – blankets, soft toys, things to explore
- Home corner – imaginary play cooking, dressing up
- Ride on toys & prams, blocks or train set
- Crafty corner – with a different craft each week
At the end of each session we usually have a short song time and a quick prayer.
You remain in complete charge of your children throughout the session and may bring several children so long as you remain able to look after them all.
We operate a donations tin to cover costs and hope that you would be prepared to part with maybe £1 per week for the family. We think it's worth it!
We look forward to meeting you!
The last session of Noah’s Ark for 2017 will take place slightly earlier than usual this year - on Tue 5 December.
After nearly 7 years leading the group so brilliantly, Liz, our dedicated Community Outreach Worker, will be leaving us that day. She has done a great job and will be sorely missed. We will need some time to make plans for the future as Liz departs but we plan to re-open in January 2018.
Please keep an eye on the website as well as on Facebook to find out the exact details of our re-opening after Christmas.
Our friends at Oldfield Park Pre-school meet in the Church Hall, off Moorland Road, on weekday mornings during term time.
This is a great pre-school for children from age 3 and many of the families who regularly use Noah's Ark go on to the Pre-school at the church too.
You can use the government's childcare vouchers for 15 hours a week. Children are currently eligible in the term after the one in which they become 3 years old.
Oldfield Park Pre-School currently (written July 2015) has spaces in September 2015, January 2015 or April 2015 starts.
Carron Cummins is the leader and will be happy to answer your questions.
Contact them through their website:
As a church we think its right that the affluent west should pay a price that allows farming communities in other parts of the world to thrive. Fairtrade products offer farmers in difficult parts of the world a fair price for their work.
- Traidcraft provides our sugar sachets.
- Indigo Valley Coffee Company provides our filter coffee.
- Clipper provides our tea and decaffeinated tea.
Noah's Ark coffee is a medium roast 'Coffee of Angels' grown in Peru by a community co-operative called Cecovasa. Buying this coffee helps families in Peru to transport children to the temporary local school after their school was destroyed.
So while we are enjoying a tasty hot drink in Oldfield Park we are helping families around the world to have a better life!
Who's for another cup?