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New parent and toddler groups in Herefordshire

25 March 2022



New parent and toddler groups have sprung up across Herefordshire!


They offer free learning and play sessions for families with children under 3 years old.

Many parent and toddler groups stopped meeting following the periods of isolation during the pandemic. As a result, families with young children missed out on this social interaction.

These new parent and toddler groups have been funded by the Government’s Covid-19 Outbreak Management Funds grant, as part of Herefordshire Council’s Covid-19 recovery plan, to support economic recovery and improve wellbeing in Herefordshire.  It is anticipated that the new groups will help with reducing feelings of isolation, improving the mental wellbeing of parents and will assist with child development through socialisation.

The groups create fantastic opportunities for families to socialise and network, access tools and information and find out more about how to access nursery education funding and Start for Life literature.

The sessions are open to all across Herefordshire to encourage learning and development through play and help bring parents and children back together.

Sessions must be pre-booked. For more information and to find out if there are places available, please contact the provider direct.


Take a look at the groups across the county

Location: 
Ashfield Park Primary School, Ashfield Park Rd, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5AX
Day/time: 
Mondays 9.15am to 11.15am and Thursdays 1pm to 3pm
Contact: 
admin@ashfieldpark.hereford.sch.uk

Location:  St Thomas Cantilupe, Coningsby St, Hereford, HR1 2DY
Day/time:  Tuesdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Contact:  EJones@st-thomascantilupe.hereford.sch.uk

Location: Busy Bees Nursery and Preschool, The Beehive, Clifford, Hereford, HR3 5HA
Day/time: Mondays 9.30am to 11am
Contact:  Admin@busybeesclifford.com

Location:  Play and Chat, Lea, CofE Primary School, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7JY
Day/time:  Fridays 9.30am to 10.30am
Contact: 
phillipjonessm@yahoo.co.uk

Location: Madley CofE Church, Brampton Rd, Madley, Hereford, HR2 7DJ
Day/time:  Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am
Contact:  geri.miller@hereford.anglican.org

Location:  Ditsy’s Little Stars, Life and Soul Kitchen, Unit 1, Three Elms Trading Estate, Hereford, HR4 9PU
Day/time:  Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9.30am to 10.30am and 2pm to 3pm. 
Contact: thelifeandsoulkitchen@outlook.com

Location:  Oaks, Coningsby & Kington Childrens Centre, Coningsby Rd, Leominster, HR6 8LL
Day/time:  Mondays 10am to 11.30am and Wednesdays 1.30pm to 3pm.
Contact: 01568 613274 or via Oaks Facebook page

Location: Kington Tots, Kington Primary School, Mill St, Kington HR5 3AL
Day/time:  Mondays 9.30am to 11am
Contact:  readecassandra1@gmail.com

Location: Little Elms Nursery, Almeley Village Hall, Almeley, Kington, HR3 6LH
Day/time: Tuesdays 9.15am to 1.15pm (term time)
Contact: 01544 327267 or email: mmaund@almeley.hereford.sch.uk