Children and Family             Worker

                 Hello!


  I'm back from Maternity Leave and exciting for all the opportunities the new school term and Autumn brings. I'm thinking about a new year of Let's Get Messy, Roots Baby and Toddler Group, Longvernal Play and Explore Group, Parents and Carers' Coffee Mornings using Care for the Family's ParentTalk, Mum's Nights, October Half Term, Light Parties and more....


You are more than welcome anytime, so why not get in touch today. Often free or with very little cost we put on a variety of activities so keeping checking back for more details of upcoming events, or check out the “regular events” page. Alternatively like my facebook page “FamilyWorker Hanna” and join the fun.


 Upcoming dates and news are displayed here, on our Facebook pages ('FamilyWorker Hanna' and 'Midsomer Norton Methodist Church') and on Church notices. 


And if you need some support or someone to talk to between all these groups you can reach me on familyworker@msnmcc.org 07592735324 or 'familyworker hanna' on Facebook.


See you soon! 

 hanna and baby

                                                           

Dates for your Diary...

Official Posters around town, and invites through schools will follow, but for now make sure these dates are in your diary. They're unmissable!


Let’s Get Messy

messy play dec 9th


Let's get Messy December 9th 2pm

  Let's get Messy in November is all about Light and Dark. Join us for free painting, lantern making and more. We have something to suit every age, so why not bring the whole family.


 Each month is different so you wont want to miss out, with sensory and craft activities and more for all ages.


This month, we're meeting on the second Saturday as on December the 2nd 10am -12pm it is the Church Christmas Bazaar, there will be stalls, Father Christmas in his Grotto, free Children's crafts and more.....

Roots Baby and Toddler Group

roots toddlers weds

 Meets every Wednesday in term time, 1-2:30pm at Midsomer Norton Methodist Church

 Every session differs with a variety of activities running alongside free play each week such as crafts, sensory play and cooking. The group then shares snack time before a rhyme and story time. We have a lovely big hall so children can enjoy ride on's and run around all they like, while there is a cosy book area and baby space for the little ones. 

It's £1 a week for Children over one years but the first week is free, so why not give it a try.

water play at toddler group

Roots Toddler Group sponsored wiggle

On the 23rd of March Roots Toddler Group took part in The Giant Wiggle 2016 raising money for Action for Children. It was all about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We had a great time wiggling round the school field with our butterfly masks and caterpillar crowns on and waving our leaf flags. Afterwards we stayed out in the sunshine and had an Easter egg hunt. Thank you to all who sponsored us.


longvernal messy play mons

Parent and Carers Coffee Mornings

parents coffee mornings

I’m really excited that in the new school year we are increasing the frequency of our coffee mornings to every two weeks. We will also be watching a short film clip from Care for the Family's ParentTalk at discussion the clip and our own experiences raising children. Including tales that are funny now we can look back on them. There's no judgement, no requirements, no pass or fail or certificate at the end. Just love, humour, support and fellowship. Rob Parsons from Care for the Family shares those now funny tales from his own family life that we can all relate to as well as his reflections and thoughts.

We will be gathering Tuesdays (with proper coffee and cakes):

November the 14th 

November the 28th 

December the 12th

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Feedback... 

"Thanks for a wonderful afternoon"

"Amazing thanks for having us my boys loved it"

"Such a lovely event"

"Thank u it was s nice fun day my boy had such a good time"

"Lovely day and such lovely people had a great afternoon thankyou"

"Just wanted to say thanks what a fab afternoon my little boy had x"




Pictures of just some of the fun we have...

 Past Activities have included: Family Fun Day, Parent and Toddler Group, Summer Activity Days, Messy (Sensory) Play, Trip to Thorpe Park, Light Party, Glow Party, Doughnut making, Film afternoons, Carnival and so much more... 


fun run yaylots of laughsfun on the fun runbouncy castle bouncemum and babyfun with puppetshappy at the fun dayfun run slideWill Wesley and Rev Stephen storytellingwheeepraise prayer flowerseating watermelonspace hoppersprayer treesand playfamily fun day colour partyhaving fun     bouncy castlefamily fun day volunteersfamily fun day colour party 2family fun day toddlersfamily fun day fruit kebabsfamily fun day bbqfamily fun day jengafamily fun day mumsden day for save the children and messy playden day for save the childrenlittle one on bouncy castleNarnia event activitiesNarnia Lampost Prayer activityNarnia Prayer activity with HannaEveryone loves our cakesNarnia eventParent Pamper Partyeaster egg huntcheeky wigglerin our caterpillar crowns and butterfly maskshelper Jacquie and others day activitiesrole play at toddlersride on at toddlersbaby at toddlerscraft at lets get messywatching star wars a new hopepompompompomspompomspom omcrafts at lets get messy star wars specialplaydoughfun in the ball pool at pancake partypancakelets get messy artworkLovely volunteers at UV Partyuv party for teensuv party uv partysilent discobread making at toddlersbread making and snack at toddlersE as snowgirl in gamebaby and sand me and k handprintingOak Tree Youth Club with rocky the lionvicar monkeystory tellingcrowddads bouncingintergenerational jengapancake partyparty pancakefoodgamesgamesprincess pancakespancakespancakesme and snowgirlToddler building with bricks in sunshine  Young Boy playing in tunnel in sunBoy doughnut bobbing at light partiesOne of our star volunteers the young people put uv paint onmum and daughter enjoying slime play at messy play

Father and three children paintingtoddler playing with sensory riceDoughnut making at Youth ClubSome of the young people at carnivalplaying with cloud dough christmas card makingtwo lovely young leaders cookie decoratingfootprintsplaydoughfake snow funyoung baby girl smilingbouncy castle light partyslum buiding fudraiser


This is a newly created post designed to assist in bringing growing numbers of children and families into an active and living faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and to enable them to express that faith through an involvement in the church and local community.

I can be reached on 01761 410450 during the week, familyworker@msnmcc.org or Facebook FamilyWorker Hanna.