Until we are able to re-open Tots and Toys again, we are running Tots in Bubbles, a relaxed space where play and learning come together, to give you an opportunity to be part of a small group safely in a socially distant yet creative and educational play space.

Following the success of Bubbles of Joy in August 2020, we are expanding the sessions to include older children (up to age of 4), who are happy to stay with their adult on their mat for the duration of the session (we all know how difficult containing a curious toddler can be!).

Please note that the Government ruling which prohibits gatherings of over 6 people effective on the 14th September 2020 does not affect Sunday Services and activities run by the church in the building, because Chiltern is providing a COVID-secure environment.

We will be running sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays in term time. Below are the session times in September 2020 (see below for new session times from 1st October 2020 onwards)

Session 1 - 10.15 to 10.45am

Session 2 - 12 to 12.30pm

Session 3 - 1.45 to 2.15pm

From 1st October our session times will change to:

Session 1 - 10.15 to 10.45am

Session 2 - 11.30am to 12.00pm

Session 3 - 1.30pm to 2.00pm

Session cost will be £3 per family. To minimise transmission risk we are only able to accept pre-booking and online payment by Paypal only – a full refund will be issued if you cancel by 8am on the day of your booking. If booking online is difficult, please call us on 0777 319 7140 to discuss how we can help. From 1st October we will be using a simpler payment system called iZettle - we will send you a unique payment link after your booking is made to help us match payments quicker.

In line with health guidelines, we have determined a safe maximum number of families that will take part in a session. You and your child will have your own family zone in our main hall with a wipeable mat and individual play and sensory materials - a maximum of 2 children can be in a family zone. Sessions will be 30 minutes long and will include finger rhymes and action songs, story time and sensory play. Please arrive 15 minutes before the session time to allow for safe socially distant entry and registration. All our facilities and equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between sessions, and we are prioritising government guidance and your safety - only wipeable and washable materials will be used. 

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate will be available for adults. You are welcome to bring your child’s  beverage and snacks with you. 

Nappy changing facilities and toilets will be available as usual. Please be advised that you will be asked to wear an appropriate face covering when you attend the sessions (children under 11 are not required to wear one).  As per government guidelines, you do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to - please click here to print out an exemption badge.  

We ask that each family unit/support bubble makes their own booking, rather than booking on behalf of others. 

For more information on how to book, please go to our FAQs section  or click here to go to our events page to book your place. You can also watch a video we have made about the group here.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!


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