***Please note - until New Year 2018 this is in a temporary location due to renovation works - New location is Clyde Street Pentecostal Church, 42 Clyde St, Risca, Newport NP11 6BG****
'In Rogerstone at St Johns church hall is a new Parent and Toddler group, it has newly been started by Linda and Jane who previously run Superkids at the Rivermead until early 2014. Linda and Jane set out initially to help provide a space where Parents, Carers, Childminders could meet together in a safe environment for children to play. Little did we know how things would move and it was with great pleasure we opened HAPPY-TOTS Parent and Toddler group on 11th September this year. Both Linda and Jane are Christians and and believe that communities need Parent and Toddler groups which not only provide playtime for children but a valuable resource for parents a place where they can meet with others in their community and develop friendships and get support should they need it. The Parent and Toddler group is visited by Parents, Carers and Childminders who not only support one another but build friendships and support new parents and the not so new parents, sometimes over coffee parents can chat about their concerns and develop friendships within their local communities. Parent and Toddlers can help bridge the isolation that can be felt when you start a family. Our childminders can get together and share their experiences. The only qualification to come is that you are in charge of a child under 3, we welcome families of children who have disabilities and want our Parent and Toddler to be available to all and are seeing more male carers starting to come. The children play with a range of toys and do crafts and music, we have refreshments and Tea and coffee for the adults. To attend a session is a minimal charge of £1.50 and for second child and others £1.00.'