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GroW offers welcoming and inclusive group activities for families with babies and children under 5

GroW is a charitable family community group, supported by Wantage Town Council, Grove Parish Council and other grants and donations.  

 

Our Stay and Play and Baby groups offer a warm welcome with messy play, craft activities, stories and singing, as well as the chance for parents and carers to relax, meet others and access information.

We also offer courses and programmes, including the Family Links parenting programme, family first aid courses and baby massage courses

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Our Autumn Programme

Our toddler groups will start back on on Wednesday 4th September with our session at Elmbrook Court

Our baby groups will start back on Monday 2nd September

Monday

10-11.30am Stay and Play toddler group, St John's Church, Grove

Free play, including craft and messy play activities, finishing with a story and singing!  

12.45-2.15pm Bumps and Beyond baby group, St John's Church, Grove

For newborns through to crawling.  A relaxed and friendly session with the opportunity to meet other new parents and build a support network locally.  An informal group with some singing with your baby at the end of the session.
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Tuesday

10-11.30am Stay and Play toddler group, Challow Village Hall, East Challow

Free play, including craft and messy play activities, finishing with a story and singing!  

Wednesday

This session takes place on the first Wednesday of the month:

4th September
2nd October
6th November
4th December

10.30-11.30am Stay and Play at Elmbrook Court care home

Smaller, quieter sessions held in a residents lounge, for interaction and friendship between local families and residents.

Thursday

10-11.30am Stay and Play toddler group, The Beacon, Wantage

Free play, including craft and messy play activities, finishing with a story and singing!  

12.45-2.15pm Bumps and Beyond baby group, The Beacon, Wantage

For newborns through to crawling.  A relaxed and friendly session with the opportunity to meet other new parents and build a support network locally.  An informal group with some singing with your baby at the end of the session.

Friday

10-11am Drop In Stay and Play Session at Wantage Library - no need to book

Free play, finishing with a story and singing!  

9.30-11am Stay and Play Session at St John's School, Wellington Gate, Grove

Free play, finishing with a story and singing!  

- Booking is essential for all groups except the Drop In session at Wantage Library

- Bookings open 1 week before each group

- We are very busy, however it is worth going on the waiting list, as we often get cancellations in the days leading up to a group.

- Groups are free to attend, however a suggested donation of £2-£3 (cash or contactless) is very welcome!

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