Breast Friends - Breastfeeding Support Group
We are a commited group of mothers who are all qualified as Breastfeeding Peer Supporters. We volunteer our time to assist you with breastfeeding as we understand the importance of support and a friendly face during what can be a tricky time.
The group is aimed at breastfeeding mothers, and their partners, who are looking for guidance and support both in the early days, and throughout their breastfeeding journey. Please feel free to come when you are pregnant.
We offer help and reassurance and will signpost you to medical experts and advisors where necessary.
Please come along for support and a friendly ear and to meet other mums who are at a similar stage to you.
We can accommodate toddlers and preschool children but we are not a playgroup, please feel free to come and we will aim to distract them with a box of toys whilst you get the breastfeeding support you need.
We have a private 1:1 feeding space available if you need it.
We will be visited by Jemma our lovely Bra Lady and other local mums who provide breastfeeding clothing and the like, they will help with the financial running costs of the group.
Refreshments provided, £1 per adult. (this charge covers venue and insurance costs)
West Exe Childrens Center 01392 279361
Kenton Pre School Bumps, Babes and Toddler Group
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Bash and Bang, Belmont Chapel
Time: 9.30-11am and 11:30am – 1:00pm Term time only
Does what it says on the tin!!
Come along to make some music!! Let off some steam! Bring your lunch to the later session and enjoy eating together. Please note THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR THIS GROUP but feel free to visit first though to see if you like it– Please contact Rachel to get on the list.
Sourthernhay Play Session. URC Church Hall, Dix Field
Time: 10am – 11.30
Cost: £0 Free!
An amazing space with a beautiful high ceiling, close to the Princesshay shopping center. This playgroup has a wealth of ride on toys, a quieter baby corner and a buzzing atmosphere. There is tea and coffee for parents and juice and a biscuit for littleuns. At around 11 we gather for snacks and a singsong. We have final singsong and a tidy up ready to go home at 12.
Top tip… The entrance is through the big green door to the left of the church.
Flying Start Children’s Centre – 01392 434221
Bounce and Rhyme, Pinhoe Library
Time: 10.30 – 11.30
Cost: £0 Free!
Sylvania Community Hall, Stoke Hill
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm, alternate Fridays
Cost: £4 per month (2 sessions)
Time: 9.30 – 11.30
In the heart of the community! This is a fab group. It’s called ‘Mothers and Toddlers’ on their website but Dads, Grandads, Grandmas, Nona, Nono, Babcia i Dziadek etc are all welcome
Meet at 9.30 am to 11.30 am every Friday during School Term.
The opportunity for parents and children to meet and interact in a relaxed informal manner.
With crafts, toys, games and refreshments.
A group greatly valued by those who come each week.
Mini Mints, The Mint Fore St
Time: 9.30 – 11.30 Term Time only
Cost: £1 suggested donation
Dads Group, Palace Gate Centre
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Yes, that′s right. A playgroup for dads and toddlers. We′re just groups of normal blokes, who also happen to be dads looking after their children during the week. Some of us are homedads full time. Some have part time employment, and do the childcare on the other days. Some even work full time but with shift patterns that allow them to come to the playgroup with their kids.
Room full of toys, games, crafts and play things for all pre school ages. Coffee, tea and biscuits on tap for dads. Juice and biscuits for the little ones or bring your own bottle!
Great chance for dads and their little ones to get together and socialise.
Other venues used during school holidays. See website for more updates http://www.dadsandlittluns.co.uk/
(Top tip, Bring a packed lunch and stay and eat it after the session)
Graeme -email@example.com 07896 072698
Broadclyst Toddlers, Broadclyst Pavillion
Time: 10 – 11.30 Term Time only
The toddler group is for all children between 0 and 4 and their ‘grown up helpers’. We meet Friday mornings during term time between 10.00 and 11.30am at the Sports Pavilion, Holly Close.
We aim to deliver a good mix of free play time, themed sessions (i.e. seasonal craft, cooking, and even science!), encouraging social skill development by sitting down to a snack and rounding the session off with a good old sing-song of all the traditional, favourite nursery rhymes and a few more modern adaptations!
The cost is £2.00 per family, which includes all craft materials, cooking ingredients, snack and of course, a cup of tea for Mum!