Parent and Toddler Groups

Mini Matts mascot

St. Matthew's, Otterbourne 


The parent and toddler group, known as ‘Mini Matts’ is a play and stay group that provides a relaxed, friendly meeting place for carers and their children.

It meets on Tuesdays at 1:30pm – 3:00pm during school term time in St. Matthew’s Church Room (behind the church). Our meetings are informal with toys, jigsaws and drawing equipment available for children to use as they wish. We aim to offer a relaxed atmosphere for both carers and children to socialise.

We have a voluntary donation of £1 per family, which allows us to replace toys as necessary, purchase refreshments, and hold Christmas and Easter parties. We provide snacks for both children and adults at the sessions - always well received.

We strive to be vigilant to ensure all practical health and safety measures are employed during the running of the group. Our toys remain stored in the storeroom cupboard and choir robe cupboard and are regularly cleaned and checked for wear and tear. The leaders, Eleanor Blachford and Alayne Prescott, have both been DBS checked.


All Saints, Hursley


The parent and toddler group meets in Hursley Village Hall during term time at 9.30am - 11.30am during school term time.