Monday, 9 December 2013

Our table of baked goods!

Thank you all for coming to our Baking Exchange this morning! The array of cookies and tray bakes was lovely. We also got into the Christmas spirit by singing some Christmas songs together. It's great to see so many people being so actively involved in the group, and we were happy to once again welcome some new parents and kids to the group as well. I (Erin) am off on holiday and then going to have a baby so I won't be the main person responsible for the group- Lynda, Alison, and Krystyna are taking over from here on out! Thank you all for making this fall such a success and for all your support... I will be back to hang out though, that's for sure.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Songs at St. Meg's P&T group

We've had a request from a parent to post the names of the songs that we sing at the P&T group so that they can then learn the tunes and words to sing to their children at home. So, here is my very short list! We will need to keep building on it I think...

-Old MacDonald had a Farm
-The Wheels on the Bus
-If you're Happy and you Know it
-Twinkle Twinkle
-The Incy Wincy Spider
-The Goodbye train
-Teddy Bear
-5 Little Ducks
-5 Green and Speckled Frogs
-5 Little Monkeys
-Zoom Zoom Zoom

So far that's all I can think of! We'll add to our list as we go along and get people's favourites. Hope that helps!
Hello all,

Just wanted to post our poster (ha) for the upcoming Christmas Baking Exchange at the St. Meg's P&T group! Bring along something you love to bake or something you want to try baking for the first time, share it with others and take away what others bring to share with you! Feel free to participate however you are able.

We'll have the baking exchange on Monday 9 December during P&T group (9:45-11:15am).

Can't wait!

Monday, 11 November 2013

5 weeks in and going strong!

Hello all!

Well, after 5 mornings of Parent and Toddler group we are definitely getting into a rhythm... It's great meeting new parents and carers from the neighbourhood each week and really nice to see people returning!

Last week I (Erin) was away on a little trip up north and heard that there were almost 20 little ones running around in the wee hall upstairs!! I can only imagine the chaos and the noise that that created! Funnily enough, today we were back down to a calming 6-8 children. As a group of volunteers we have discussed some options for having more overflow space for when the numbers become a bit high for the hall upstairs, so please, if you were overwhelmed by the numbers we had last week, don't let that stop you from joining us again as we have a back-up plan if we find ourselves in a similar situation.

Also, just wanted to let you know that I have been thinking of some kind of special Christmas thing that we could do as a group at the beginning of December, so I will be sending out an e-mail about that to those of you who have signed up to our e-mailing list. It's going to be a fun one!

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!


Monday, 14 October 2013

Our first morning!

Thank you to all came to our first morning of Parent & Toddler group! We had a lovely morning meeting each other, figuring out how to set things up, drinking coffee, tea, and eating home-made muffins! 

Thank you to those who came to participate in this new experiment on Easter road with us and to those who came to volunteer with setting up, cleaning up, and welcoming people at the door- all your efforts are much appreciated. 

Next week we hope to end our group time with 10-15 minutes of Story and Song time for the little ones! (and the adults too, because really, we all enjoy a good story!) So, from 11am we will tidy the toys and gather together to listen and sing along! 

We look forward to welcoming more parents, carers and children as time goes on. 

See you next week!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Hello Easter Road Community in Edinburgh!

Welcome to the St. Meg's Parent and Toddler Group Blog!

We are starting a new Parent and Toddlers group starting 14 October, 2013. We are very excited to open up St. Margaret's church to parents and carers in the Easter road community who are looking for a place to take their babies and toddlers 3 yrs and under once a week. Here are some of the details you might want to know about:

Where is it? 

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church- 170 Easter road, Edinburgh

Who is running it?

Members from St. Margaret's church

When is it?

Monday mornings, 9:45-11:15am

When does it start?

Monday, 14 October, 2013

What can I expect? 

There will be tea and coffee for the adults, along with some morning treats. There will also be some water and juice for the children and some fruit.

Buggy parking is available inside the church.

Toys, games, and art supplies for children to play and interact with.

Does it cost anything?

It is completely free to come to the Parent and Toddler group! If you are able to donate 1-2 pounds/week for tea, coffee, and extra little costs, it would be greatly appreciated, but there is no obligation.

We are very excited to be able to open up our space to parents and carers who want a place for their children to interact with others their own age and where they themselves can interact with other adults from the neighbourhood.

If you have any questions, please e-mail: 

We hope to see you soon!