Running a toddler group can be one of the most exhausting yet rewarding activities in our week. Trying to recruit a team of volunteers whilst planning crafts and ensuring health and safety issues are dealt with, can be so challenging. This conference gives you the opportunity to spend some time relaxing and having fun with others who share the same passion for toddler groups. It is a day to listen to inspirational speakers whilst giving plenty of space to network, browse exhibitions and make new friends.
Our day is based on Psalm 139 God Knows All About Me – ‘You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down.’
‘It’s amazing how many toddler groups are transforming communities across London, reaching some of the people groups that other church initiatives fail to reach. God is at work though them as parents are encouraged, children are nurtured and the love of Jesus is demonstrated. This one day conference is an opportunity to hear more of what God is doing and to be encouraged as you continue to serve your community!’
Andy Frost, Chair of London Mission Collective
The conference will provide an opportunity to:-
- be encouraged and envisioned regarding the work of parent and toddler groups
- hear our key note speaker – Joanna Gordon, Director of Daniel’s Den
- participate in workshops
- network with colleagues
- enjoy our exhibition including craft ideas, bookstall
You can choose 2 from the following workshops:
1) The value of play
What, why, how, when, who—an opportunity to explore the value of Duplo, playdough, ride on toys and so much more.
2) Bumps and Babies
Come and hear the stories of how this specific ministry can be a real blessing in your community
3) Craft workshop
4) Who Let The Dads Out?
Interested in reaching more dads in your community? Want to know how to set up a WLTDO group? Come and hear practical steps that can be taken.
5) Does God really know what OUR group is like?
Messy situations – challenges of language, behaviour, safeguarding etc
6) Additional needs
How can we provide a safe, stimulating space for children and/or parents with additional needs?
Each of these workshops is a forum to bring and share ideas. Please feel free to bring any resources you use or have found helpful. We are aware there is a wealth of experience and knowledge in our toddler groups across London and we would love to enable people to share this.