Supporting, equipping and connecting families
Playtime aims to provide support to families both within the church and in the community.
Being a parent can be rewarding, joyful and exhilarating… it can also be exhausting, demanding and heartbreaking- sometimes all at once! We believe that God did not design families to function as isolated units so we run groups throughout the week providing a place of belonging & friendship for parents and fun for the kids! We have a fantastic under 5’s venue fully equipped with soft play, ball pool, toys, books, dressing up and a baby area and sofas.
As well as offering support through baby/toddler and parent groups, we also have good links with local Children’s Centres, Health Professionals, Social Services and charities. These partnerships offer opportunities to develop ways of supporting and working with vulnerable families in the city; from meeting practical needs to emotional support and befriending.
Ultimately we want to see God and the values of his kingdom at the centre of every family. We believe he loves and wants to meet every parent and child in this city… and therefore so do we! If you would like to join us on this exciting journey or find out more about what we’re doing through Playtime, please get in touch with Amanda Gooch: AmandaGooch@ncsheffield.org
- Monday – 10-11.30 Women only. A friendly group, all female parents and carers welcome with their under 5’s. Craft, story, snack time and singing time. Refreshments provided. £1.50 per family
- Wednesday 10.30 – 12.00. First time Mums. A supportive group for new parents and their children. Chat, support and friendship particularly suitable to parents of children under a year. 50p a family
- Thursday 10-11.30 Playtime toddler group. Friendly group, all parents and carers and under 5’s welcome. Craft, story, snack time and singing time. Refreshments provided. £1.50 per family.
All groups term time only.