Gentle Beginnings

A peaceful and supportive space to nourish your relationship with your new child, to observe and enjoy their development, gain confidence in your abilities as a parent, and make new friends.

This is a pioneering initiative that has been created especially for new parents and their babies / infants from 6 weeks old to toddling (at about 12 – 18 months). This group is different from the Parent and Toddler groups as the room and time is designed to cater specifically for the needs of parents with young babies and infants.

The focus is very much on providing a safe, peaceful space where parents can relax and find support with other parents going through the same stages of parenthood and to help support an unhurried and natural approach to parenting which respects the individuality of each child.

Groups run on
Tuesday, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon;
Thursday, 10.30 – 12.00 noon and 1.30 – 3.00 pm;
Friday, 10.30 – 12.00 noon.

Your first session is free!  For more information, or to book a place, please contact group leader Dorothy Marlen (formerly Male), either by email at
, or telephone 01904 612683.

Find more information on Dorothy’s website here:

Or find more specific information about the group and about Dorothy by downloading this file: A Gentle Beginning.

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