Thanks to funding from the Communities Health and Wellbeing fund we are able to offer some additional weekly activities for families with children between 0 and 3 years old.
These informal weekly sessions are a great way for you and your baby or toddler to get together and meet new friends. A range of toys, books. and puzzles are available to suit a wide range of ages. Free coffee, teas, biscuits and snacks are also available. The group meets at the Hive on Mondays from 9.15am to 11.15am. All welcome! £3.50 entrance (cash or contactless).
Baby massage is a lovely way to strengthen the bond between you and your baby. It can also help to soothe and relax babies, and some parents say it helps their baby sleep and eases tummy problems.
Our baby massage course consists of 5 weekly sessions, in small groups. You will learn and practise safe massage strokes on your baby in a relaxed atmosphere. We will also combine the massage with some simple songs and rhymes.
The sessions are open to parents and carers with babies from 6 weeks to crawling. If you are unsure if the course is suitable, please get in touch.
The cost of a week course is £25, which can be paid by cash or card at the Hive on or before the first session.
Places are limited and need to be pre-booked. To find out about our next course and to book your place, please email Helen Hudd: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a buggy-friendly walk in Dollar! If you would like to meet other local parents with children under age 5, come along for some fresh air and gentle exercise. The walk will last for around an hour, and are free. There’s no need to book.
Walk days and times will be posted on the Dollar Babies and Toddlers Facebook page and on a buggy walks WhatsApp group.
To find out more or to be added to the WhatsApp group, please email: email@example.com
Our Baby Café is a drop-in group for parents with young babies. It’s an informal group which offers a chance to meet other parents, chat about early parenting, and to have a hot drink made for you
Open to all, we welcome you to join us on Wednesdays (except 18th May) from 11:15am to 12:45pm. Refreshments will be provided, just drop in, no booking required. Suggested donation £3.50.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to seeing you.
We have a course in The Hive on Sunday 24th of August at 9:30am – 12:30pm.
To find out more or to request a place, please email: email@example.com
Don’t forget the Children’s library in the Hive is open twice a week – on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm and Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm. The library is run by volunteers and they have a fantastic selection of books from 0 to teens. Joining is free! Click here for more information.
‘Books After Bedtime is a book group for parents. Whether you’re an avid reader, have lapsed since having children or would just like the motivation to pick up a book again, please join us!
We meet once a month on a Sunday evening, usually in the Inn at Dollar. To find out more please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays in the Hive – 10.30am
Music has an extremely positive effect on a child’s development. Our sessions for babies and toddlers use singing, movement and play to support cognitive, language and motor skills. The emphasis is on fun: tickling games, bouncing songs and lullabies which bring music to life. Our weekly 40-minute classes provide you and your child the opportunity to make and enjoy music together in a fun and friendly setting. These playful sessions are an engaging introduction to music and provide quality time between parent and child that is so precious in today’s busy world.
To book your place visit here: www.nycos.co.uk/events/nycos-mini-music-makers-dollar
Looking to get into, or back into, employment?
If you’re looking to get back to work, or need a bit of support to get you there, there’s lots of information on these weekly newsletters we receive from the local employability network. Check out the opportunities here:
We are always looking for volunteers, so if you would like to help out at any of these sessions please get in touch with Helen!