Parent, Baby & Toddler

Do you have a child aged between a few weeks and up to 3 years old? If so, do join us at our Parent, Baby and Toddler sessions at Culford Pre-Prep and Nursery, just 10 minutes outside Bury St Edmunds. Each session offers a different activity for your child, as well as some lovely refreshments to enjoy together in our own Paddy & Scott’s café.

Mini Art Explorers | Culford Nursery - Monday at 10.30am

Culford Mini Art Explorers is a chance to enhance your child's creativity and freedom of expression. Led by Emma Herd, a qualified art teacher, the children will use different mediums and textiles every week, making each session varied and valuable. Let your toddlers create masterpieces and have a messy time!  The cost of Parent, Baby & Toddler Mini Art Explorers is £6.00 per session (£3 for registered parents) plus £1.00 for every additional toddler, but no charge for a baby. 

Dates for Autumn Term 2017:

  • Monday 25 September - Autumn pattern making
  • Monday 2 October - Hand and foot print painting
  • Monday 9 October - Marbled paper butterflies
  • Monday 16 October - Autumn scene group painting
  • Monday 6 November
  • Monday 13 November
  • Monday 20 November
  • Monday 4 December

Suffolk Sling Dance | Dance Studio in Sports Centre
Tues at 11.00am

New to Culford for October/November 2017! We are really excited to announce that Suffolk Sling Dance is coming to Culford. The enjoyable class allows parents to dance with their babies or toddlers whilst providing a gentle workout at the same time. It is also a great opportunity to meet and socialise with local mums, as there is a chance to catch up over a hot drink at the end of the session in Culford’s Paddy and Scott’s Café.

Our first taster session will be held in the Dance Studio inside Culford Sports and Tennis Centre on Tuesday 17 October at 11am. This class will be £1.00 to attend. The classes will begin on a weekly basis from Tuesday 7 November at their normal price of £6.00.

Further dates for Autumn Term to come. 

Mini Active Movers | Sports Centre - Weds at 11.15am

Our Pre-Prep PE teachers, Mrs Leslie and Mrs Hansgate, lead mini Active Movers in the Dance Studio at Culford Sports and Tennis Centre. These sessions will allow your toddler to crawl, jump, roll and use up all of their energy. Following on from Mini Active Movers, you are invited to Paddy & Scott’s Café, in Culford’s Sports and Tennis Centre, for a weekly catch up. 

Sessions are priced at £6.00 per session (£3 for registered parents) plus £1.00 for every additional toddler, but no charge for a baby. 

Dates for Autumn Term 2017:

  • Wednesday 13 September
  • Wednesday 20 September
  • Wednesday 27 September
  • Wednesday 4 October
  • Wednesday 11 October
  • Wednesday 18 October
  • Wednesday 8 November
  • Wednesday 15 November
  • Wednesday 22 November
  • Wednesday 29 November
  • Wednesday 6 December

Hartbeeps | Pre-Prep - Friday at 09.30am

Please be aware that Hartbeeps will not begin until 13 October due to illness. However, on Friday 6 October, we will be holding a social session free of charge so please do come along. We wish Liz Robertson a speedy recovery and hope to see her back at Culford very soon.

The cost of Parent, Baby & Toddler Hartbeeps is £6.00 per session (£3 for registered Culford parents) plus £1.00 for every additional toddler, but no charge for a baby.

Hartbeeps begins with a coffee and a catch up for parents and playtime for the children. This is followed by a music session aiming to enhance your child's early years experience. The sessions will be integrated with Culford Nursery, making it a great way to get to know the teachers and pupils at Culford. Those who attend Hartbeeps can also take part in a swimming session twice per term in our on-site pool, again followed by a catch up in the café. 

Dates for Autumn Term 2017:

  • Friday 6 October
  • Friday 13 October
  • Friday 20 October
  • Friday 10 November
  • Friday 17 November
  • Friday 24 November
  • Friday 1 December
  • Friday 8 December

Why come to Culford’s Parent, Baby and Toddler Sessions?

As well as getting to know parents in your area, Culford’s sessions give you an insight into life at the School. Culford’s purpose-designed Pre-Prep and Nursery School, based in 480 acres of beautiful parkland, provides the perfect setting for children to develop, learn and grow.

Your child will be able to play and share with Nursery age children, develop their social skills and prepare them for school life. They will also get to know our dedicated Early Years teachers who are always on hand during the activities.

Come and Join us!

If you’d like to come along or find out more about the sessions, please contact Culford Pre-Prep and Nursery on 01284 385412 or email