Croydon Playgroups

Playgroups are a good opportunity to get out of the house and meet other mums. There are playgroups on throughout the week in Croydon. Here is our pick of the best.

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Addiscombe Breastfeeding Café, 
NCT Croydon Branch

St Mildred's Centre, 30 Bingham Road, Croydon, CR0 7EB
10am - 12pm (every Mon except bank holidays)
A part café, part drop-in centre designed to support breastfeeding mums. Health professionals are on hand to give advice, while mothers can chat with each other over a cup of tea.
For more information contact Katie Fisher, Tel:  020 8662 0184
kathrine.rfisher@btinternet.com
www.thebabycafe.org

Bumps and Babies Group – Ashburton,
NCT Croydon Branch
Oasis Shirley Park Children's Centre, Malling Close, Stockbury Rd, Addiscombe, Croydon
Thursdays 12.30pm - 2.30pm. This baby group continues to run during school holidays. All expectant or new parents are very welcome; you don't need to be an NCT member to attend. Parking is available.
Bumps & Babies is aimed at babies and young toddlers, or in the case of expectant mums even before baby has arrived. Suggested donation £1 per family.
For more information: ashburtonbumps@nctcroydon.co.uk

Bumps and Babes Addiscombe 
NCT Croydon Branch

Oasis, Shirley Park Children's Centre, Malling Close, Stockbury Road, Addiscombe, Croydon CR0 7YD
bumpsandbabiesaddiscombe@nctcroydon.co.uk
Thursdays 12.30 - 2.30pm
A sociable 'drop in' session for expectant mums and parents of non-walking babies where you can make friends and get out of the house for a while with your baby. Older siblings are welcome too. Open to anyone (NCT members and non-members). Refreshments provided. Contact Anna Bruce-Hou for further details. Entry: £1.00 donation per family

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Christ Church Hall
861-863 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2BN
Tel: 020 8763 8291
christchurch.purley@care4free.net
www.christchurchpurley.org
Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.00am (Term time only)
For mums and carers with young children.
There is a varied programme which appeals both to the children and adults including speakers, craft activities, parties and outings.

NCT Bumps and babes Purley
NCT Croydon Branch

Christ Church , 861 - 863 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2BN
bumpsandbabiespurley@nctcroydon.co.uk
Wednesdays 10.00 – 12.00pm
A sociable 'drop in' session for expectant mums and parents of non-walking babies where you can make friends and get out of the house for a while with your baby. Older siblings are welcome too.
Open to anyone (NCT members and non-members). Refreshments provided. Contact Trudy Burrage for further details. Entry: £1.00 donation per family.

West Wickham and Shirley Baptist Church
Corner of Wickham Road and Monks Orchard Road, Shirley, Croydon CR0 8DR
Tel: 01689 813 400
www.wwwsbc.org.uk
Thursdays 1.15 - 2.45pm (term time only)
Toddler group for all children aged 0-5 with their parents or carers. There is a wide variety of equipment and toys available which cater for the developmental needs of children of this age, plus activities such as craft, playdoh, cooking, and a time of singing with musical instruments. There is also access to an outdoor play area during the warmer weather. The cost is £1.00 per child. Please contact Gill Kennett for more details.

Purley Baptist Mums and Toddlers Group
Baptist Church
Banstead Road, Purley
020 8668 2240
Wedensdays 9.45 to 11.30am (term time only)

Scallywags Mother and Toddler Group
St Edmunds Church Hall, Mitchley Avenue, Purley020 8763 8291
Thursdays 12.30 - 2.30pm

Baby Cafe
Woodside Children's Centre

Morland Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6NF
Tel: 020 8655 5655
Thursdays
From 10am to 12 noon
Breastfeeding support
Contact: Joanne Richardson, Health Visitor, IBCLC
Email:
ccadmin@woodside.inf.croydon.sch.uk
www.thebabycafe.org

Baby Cafe
Ivy Gardens Children's Centre, 
Ivy Gardens, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BR
Wednesdays
From 10 am to 12 noon term time only
Breastfeeding support
Contact: Kate Main, IBCLC Lactation Consultant 
Sharon George,IBCLC Lactation Consultant
Tel: 020 8274 5840
Email:
Janice.Alphonso@merton.gov.uk
www.thebabycafe.org

Baby Cafe
Byron Children's Centre, 
Byron Primary School, St. Davids, Coulsdon, London, CR5 2XE
Tel: 020 8763 6285
Fridays
From 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Breastfeeding support
Contact:
Joanne Richardson, Health Visitor, IBCLC
Tel:
0208 763 6285
Email:
byronchildrencentre@googlemail.com
www.thebabycafe.org

Baby Cafe
Kensington Avenue Children's Centre
Hawthorn Ave, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Surrey, CR7 8BW
Tel: 020 8765 8128
Mondays
From 10.00am - 12 noon
Breastfeeding support
Contact: Joanne Richardson, Health Visitor, IBCLC
Tel:
0208 765 8128
Email:
childrenscentre@caps.croydon.sch.uk
www.thebabycafe.org

Baby Cafe
Woodlands Children's Centre at Gilbert Scott Primary School, 
Farnborough Ave, South Croydon, CR2 8HD
Tel: 020 8916 0543
Wednesdays,
From 1pm to 3pm
Breastfeeding support
Contact: Joanne Richardson, Health Visitor, IBCLC
Tel:
02089160543
Email:
admin@woodlandscc.info
www.thebabycafe.org 

Tots Parent & Toddler Group
N.E. Mitcham Community Centre

49 Woodland Way
Mitcham
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Opening Times: 1pm to 3pm
A parent/carer and toddler group in held in Mitcham. For parents, carers and pre school children. Just come along.
Contact: Shirley, Group Co-ordinator
Tel: 020 8685 9452
Email: nemca@btconnect.com
£2.50 per adult, 50 pence per child. 50% discount for members of the North East Mitcham Community Association.

Tots 'n' Tinies
Tuesdays
1.00pm to 2.30 pm
Parent/carer and toddler group held in Mitcham.
Pollards Hill Baptist Church
Wide Way
Mitcham
CR4 1BN
Contact: Alison Ceaser
Tel: 020 8679 6755


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