Online Baby and Toddler Community
Online Baby and Toddler Community

A total of 10 online Community events were hosted between October 2023 and March 2024, this included 5 Combined Baby & Toddler and Stay & Play Infant Group events,  1 Stay & Play Infant Group event and 1 Baby & Toddler Group event!

Our Online Baby & Toddler Community is open to our 0–3-year-old members, in the past year we have seen close friendships form within this group, which has offered a welcoming space for new members to ask questions and seek support. Our monthly program typically includes lots of noise and movement, nursery rhymes, stories, and craft! In Spring 2024,  we finished our Online Community season with a team challenge, giving our young members the opportunity to pull together as a team to take on a ‘One Minute Challenge.’ Our 0-6 year old members took part by scooting, building, jumping and dancing for one minute and raised an incredible £90 for the work of Caring Matters Now! It was such a fun and heart-warming event to be a part of and hearing the little ones cheering each other on was a personal highlight for both our Head of Support, Hannah and Trustee, Tracy who host the group.

In recent feedback, this community has been described as supportive, encouraging, interactive, helpful, fun, engaging, positive and friendly. Benefitting its young members through building confidence, community, friendship, support, knowledge and a CMN Family. Parents reported feeling encouraged, not alone, relaxed, supported and that they had been able to seek advice and share experiences.

This group would not be possible without the support of Jackie, a charity volunteer, who has experience working in early years. Jackie faithfully attends these events, alongside Billy bear, to lead us a broad range of nursery rhymes and songs which fit the theme of the session. A sincere thank you from all of us at Caring Matters Now on behalf of our team and our members.

Our Baby and Toddler Community has ended in time for our ‘In-Person’ events however, this year we will host an extra one-off summer online event in June, for those who cannot make it to a Regional Gathering, giving members an opportunity to keep in touch during the break.

To register to attend our Online Teddy Bear’s Picnic on 22nd June or to attend our Online Baby and Toddler Community this autumn, follow this link.

Online Baby and Toddler Community
Online Baby and Toddler Community