Parish of the
Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe
St Anthony's of Calverton
Little Lambs Outreach
Further success for Little Lambs as it launches a new storytime session and is nominated for a community award.

Little Lambs Baby and Toddler Group, based at The Good Shepherd Church in Woodthorpe, has recently introduced a new initiative called Polly's Storytime. This new reading time for toddlers has been met with great enthusiasm, as Polly, a retired classroom assistant from Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy in Bestwood, has already captivated the hearts and imaginations of more than 30 children.

Polly's Storytime provides a perfect opportunity for young minds to be immersed in the magic of storytelling. With a selection of captivating books, Polly and her husband David engage the children in interactive reading sessions, fostering a love for books and language from an early age. The sessions are not only educational but also provide a nurturing and welcoming environment for both children and their parents or guardians.

The feedback from parents and guardians has been overwhelmingly positive, expressing how their little ones eagerly await each new session.

In addition to the success of Polly's Storytime, Little Lambs Baby and Toddler Group has experienced a significant increase in membership. Since September, more than 100 new families have joined the group, highlighting the positive influence and sense of community it offers. The group's welcoming atmosphere, coupled with the multitude of activities and events, has attracted families seeking a supportive environment for their young children.

Little Lambs Baby and Toddler Group also actively engages in outreach work, demonstrating their dedication to making a positive impact on the wider community. Their recent donation of £60 to the Arnold Foodbank is a testament to their commitment to helping those in need. This contribution will undoubtedly aid the Foodbank in providing essential food supplies to individuals and families experiencing hardship.

In addition to their recent accomplishments, Little Lambs Baby and Toddler Group has received yet another well-deserved recognition. They have been announced as finalists for the much-coveted title of Nottingham's Most Loved Community/Voluntary Group for Baby Toddlers and Parents. This prestigious award acknowledges the exceptional work and dedication of the group in creating a supportive and engaging environment for young children and their families.

The winner of the award will be determined at the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday 4 November. This highly anticipated event is a celebration of community-driven initiatives and will provide an opportunity for different organisations to be recognised for their outstanding contributions.

Little Lambs runs on Mondays during term time, from 10 am to 12 pm and is suitable for babies from birth up to pre-school age. Entry is £5 per family, which includes refreshments, access to Polly's Storytime, and a sing-along at the end.

For more information about Little Lambs, please contact Rebecca Burke, Group Leader, at or visit the group's Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (X) page.


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3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288