Welcome to Footprints! We provide a friendly playgroup for parents and carers to bring children from birth up to pre-school age. The sessions run on a Friday during term time from 11.45-12.45pm in Shenfield Parish Hall.

For the babies we have a safe baby area with padded activity mats and baby toys. Once they are on the move there are other toys to explore: dressing up, kitchens, dolls, tools, cars, Happyland etc, as well as a slide and crawling tunnels. For those quieter moments there is always a variety of colouring, puzzles and crafts on offer as well. Every other week we offer a bible story and an accompanying craft. 

Refreshments are on offer throughout the session in the form of squash and biscuits to keep up their energy levels! To revive the mums, tea and coffee is available as soon as you walk through the door.

As a local playgroup, it is a great opportunity to meet other mums, and we also try to hold a ‘mums night out’ each term, so you can get to talk properly without someone else requiring your attention. All this for £3.00 per family per session.  Just turn up when you want – no commitment or waiting lists.

We are also involved with church life and hold short child-friendly church services at Easter and Christmas – aimed of course at pre-schoolers, and followed by drinks and cakes in the vestry.  Other events include an annual Christmas craft party and we finish off the summer term with a soft play party.
Footprints is run by mums for mums, dads and carers. We hope you come and join us!
Any further enquiries please contact Gemma Keeling at
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