Holy Trinity Church, St. Andrews

linked with Boarhills & Dunino

A Parish Church of St. Andrews

Little Cherubs begins with a Music and Movement component. We lead children and their carers in a series of songs and rhymes using a variety of educational resources including instruments, feathers, bubbles, scarves, ribbons, parachute etc. We then have a snack, typically crackers, a selection of fresh and dried fruit and vegetables and milk or water for the children. There is also fresh coffee, tea and biscuits for the adults. During snack time there is an opportunity for the children to make a craft or play with toys. We finish the session by regathering on the mat for a story and closing song. We request a small donation of £1 per child (up to a max of £2.50 for 3 or more children) in order to cover our costs. However, we do not want cost to inhibit anyone from attending, and have funds set aside for those unable to cover the cost. So please come along. If you have any questions please contact Julie via email.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Little Cherubs’ sessions have resumed, but there are some changes. Please read through the important info below

BOOKING A SESSION

Due to covid restrictions, and the need to limit our numbers, we will now be running 2 Little Cherubs sessions per morning- an earlier session from 9.45-10.15 and a later session between 10.45-11.15, if you have a preference of sessions, let us know when you email to book in, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Numbers are restricted per session- on reservation basis, you will receive email confirm if you have a you have a place, please note that you should check your spam/junk folder, as sometimes out emails are filtered there. We are trying to meet demand, but we do need to follow the rules about how many can meet together, and so we do cap our sessions, we are so sorry for any disappointment this may cause, it is out-with our control. We advise you book in as early as possible, if you want to secure a place. We will run for 4 weeks in June 2021, with our final session being held on the 24th June. We will not run while the schools are off, but will resume sessions in August. If you would like to join our mailing list, so that you are notified when we are restarting, please contact us via the Little Cherubs email address.

REGISTRATION FORMS

We now have a new & updated registration form, which must be filled in before the session. Ideally, it would be great if these could be printed and brought to the session filled out, (I will email the form to you when you book in). We appreciate that not everyone will be able to do this, so we will have hardcopies available on the day for anyone who is unable to print in advance.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

As I am sure you will all appreciate, in order to ensure the safety of all leaders and attendees we have important protocols in place for our sessions. Please ensure that you bring a facemask for use if entering the building for the toilet, and that you use the sanitiser before and after the session (and during when appropriate). Anyone displaying any of the symptoms of Covid-19 (High temperature/fever, cough and/or a loss of smell/taste) or who has been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms or who has tested positive MUST NOT ATTEND. (Sorry to shout- but that is very important)

LOCATION

We are grateful to St Leonard church, on Hepburn Gardens, for allowing us to use their garden area for our sessions as well as have access to their toilet facilities.

SINGING

The guidance on singing has now been updated, and since we are running the programme outdoors, adults and children can fully participate.

CRAFTS & SNACKS

At this time we will not be offering crafts or a snack time. With back to back sessions and the restrictions in place we felt this was not feasible just now. We do hope that you can understand.

DONATIONS

While we do not charge for Little cherub’s sessions we do ask that, if you are able, you would give a donation towards our running costs. We suggest a donation of £1 per child, (for 3 or more children a total of £2.50 is enough). These donations ensure that we can keep our equipment up-to-date and provide the best sessions possible for you and your children.

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