Play Groups and Toddlers Groups

Play schoolGreat Baddow has several play groups in the village at various venues.

Jo Jingles


Jo Jingles is at the The Parish Hall from 9.45 am on Tuesday mornings. The class is taught by Sophie and children will sing nursery rhymes and action songs and also play with musical instruments.

You need to enquire first, either through their website or by calling 01371 850232.

NCT Babies and Toddlers Group Gt Baddow and Galleywood


The NCT hold a new born and toddlers group (all children up to 5 years old) every Tuesday morning from 10 am until 12 pm. The group meets at St Paul’s Church, Loftin Way, Gt Baddow.

All parents and carers welcome for activities. Large hall with a range of toys for all ages. Special area for babies, regular craft activities, mum’s nights out and summer family days out. Refreshments provided.

Contact Catherine Goodey on 0844 2436080 for more information. Always call before your first visit to check times.

St. Mary’s toddlers group


St. Mary’s pre-school runs a toddlers group which meets in the St Mary’s Church Centre on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 9.30am – 11.30am during term time. £1. Call first: Sue Cilvert 01245 474862

Children from 0 to 3 are welcome with their parents or carers. Group activities are run throughout the morning, including painting, play-doh, slides, a play tunnel plus a large selection of suitable toys.

This is a very popular toddler group and they have a waiting list. They suggest putting a name down before the baby is born if you wish to attend!

St Andrews Church in Sandon


OK, not Great Baddow, but for those living on the Molrams Lane side it is closer than most other venues.

St. Andrews runs a Tiny Tots Toddler Group, for all children 0 to 5 years, on Wednesday afternoons (not in school holidays) from 1pm until 2.30pm. They have lots of toys and refreshments are provided.

Contact Alison Read on 474858 / 07720 718372 or email

Great Baddow URC Toddler Group


The Great Baddow URC Toddler Group is held at the United Reformed Church on Thursdays at 9.30am – 11.30am during term time only. The fee is £2 per family and children are welcome from birth up to four years old.

This is a friendly Toddler Group for babies and toddlers. Many activities plus Books, Puzzles, Craft Table, Baby area and large room for riding bikes and playing on slides. A selection of Refreshments are available throughout the session.

Contact the church before attending to double check the times – information is subject to change.

Musical Minis


Musical Minis is held on Friday at 10am in the Great Baddow Millennium Centre. This is a pre-school music groups for babies and toddlers.

The Essex clubs are run by Michelle Elderfield, tel 01245 494414, email:

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