Who is it For?

Yeovil Community Church run “Poppins”, a parent and toddler pop-in and play session at The GateWay, Addlewell Lane, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm Dads, Mums and Grandparents etc, are welcome with a 0-5 year old. We ask for a suggested donation of £1 per family to help with costs.

What’s on?

We have various activities for the children including a slide, climbing frame, home corner, sticking activities, playdough, ride-on-toys, baby toys, etc, plus a  varied programme which  includes sticking, painting, water-play, theme days, colour mornings, etc. Our sessions have a structure with regular singing, story time and free play. Whenever you arrive, just join in with what is happening at the time. Bring along a packed lunch if you would like to join in with lunchtime at 12.15. For the adults we have bring & buy sales, family photograph sessions and theme mornings.


Tea, coffee and biscuits are served during the morning and squash for the children.

How we operate

The group is headed up by Rachel Crowe, our family outreach co-ordinator and operated by a group of volunteers from the Church. We are a Christian-based group and open to everyone. We like to do what we can to encourage and support parents in the hard work of bringing up a family.

How to join

Come along on a Wednesday or a Friday morning in term time and we’ll register your details. Once registered, you can come on in and join the fun.

We have just invited all the child minders on our waiting list to come along and therefore are about to start a new waiting list for other child minders who may wish to come. If you are a child minder and would like to join the waiting list then please email Rachel Crowe.


We’re on Facebook: www.facebook.com/poppinsgateway and Twitter: @GatewayPoppins where all our information is being updated regularly.