The Big Red Bus Club to the Oscars

Netmums have given us an award The Big Red Bus Club was voted best run toddler group on Netmums. A huge thank you to whoever nominated and voted for us. Do make yourselves known so we can thank you in person! We will get a special winners certificate to display at the group, along with a winners badge and gold listing on the sites Toddler Group section, used by more than a million mothers each week. Gary Dillion a founder and volunteer said: “The Netmums awards are the Parenting Oscars – so we are delighted to have won. It’s an award for everyone involved in from the volunteers to the parents and carers – and of course the kids. We try hard to make the group the best it can be and are so please to have been recognized for all our work.” founder Siobhan Freegard said: “Well done to The Big Red Bus Club. We had thousands of mums voting in the area – but Annie’s charity stood out. Parents love the homely atmosphere and look forward to going every week. It’s people like Annie that local communities are all about.”

Water play - bring a towel

We will have a small paddling pool and water trays out today. Please bring a change of clothes and towel

The Ball Pit is back

                                                                                     A great big huge thank you to everyone who cleaned, organised and sorted out the ball pit today. It was a massive task helped along by lots of children and general chaos.

Free benefits advice session

1pm—2pm Friday 1st MarchAt The Big Red Bus Club The Government is changing the way welfare benefits are calculated and payed including;Working tax credit ‘Bedroom tax’ housing benefit and council tax Statutory maternity pay Child benefit and Child tax credit Crisis loansThe Health In Pregnancy grant Disability benefits ‘Granny tax’ – freeze to age related paymentsAnd much more….Come and find out this Friday—with Toys, teas coffees and 1-2-1 sessionstailored to youJust turn up or if you want to book a 1-2-1 session email Leigh [email protected] book a time

Opening and Spring term

We will be open Mondays. Thursday and Friday till the end of term I look forward to seeing you!

Cold weather closure

Following a recent spate of poor weather the Big Red Bus Club will remain closed until after half term. Thats the week begining the 24th february for those without the pleasure of school age children.See you soon!

The Big Red Bus Club Christmas party

    Santa has visited the Big Red Bus Club site  for over 30 years and this year will be extra special. On Thursday 20th December, the party starts at 12pm and will include; Christmas Lunch Disco Hat making Santas Grotto Christmas singing and story telling Tickets cost £3 each child and includes lunch and please bring your own gift which Santa will present to your child. Spaces are limited to the first twenty children.  So please reserve your space today by email [email protected] Decoration making or text 07739021750.

Fire Brigade to visit the Big Red Bus Club

On Friday 9th November the local Fire Brigade will be visiting the Big Red Bus Club  to share fire safety advice and to show us one of thier fire engines. All week we have fire related activities - so do come along and bring your friends. We are open everyday from 12.30pm - 3pmTuesday 6th November - Winter warmer story tellingWednesday 7th November - 'Londons Burning' Family theatre workshop with music, movement and dance for the whole familyThursday 8th November - Firework making with Paige - do bring some empty loo rolls if you canFriday 'FIREDAY' 9th Novemeber - Dress up warm to meet the local Fire Brigade - who will displaying and providing free fire alarms and a chance to get up close to a fire engine For details of how to get to us and more information go to

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