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“Little Goslings”

Toddler Group

Buckland Newton Community Website
in the heart of rural Dorset
Who are Little Goslings? If, like me you have seen various posters around the village or outside the Village Hall or on our B.N. Facebook Page advertising something called Little Goslings but have never really known who they are, well…. Little Goslings are our local Playgroup, babies and toddlers normally not yet old enough to go to Pre-School at B.N. school. However, Pre-school is closed on a Wednesday so Little Goslings can take children up to five years old. Of course, it is run for babies and children to help them ‘socialise’ (bit like puppies) but as we, who have been mothers of little ones know, just how lonely and cut off you can feel, it can be a godsend. You can exchange information, discuss current problems, tell the latest funny story - all very useful especially to the young inexperienced mum and such a relief usually too to find someone who is in the same boat. They are a friendly bunch.  It is a nonprofit group, no trained playleader and mothers have to stay and care for their own children. Currently the group is around 10 to 20 every Wednesday 9.30 am to 11.30 am, £3.00 per family, per session. Families who use Little Goslings can be from as far afield as Sturminster, Sherborne and Blandford! During Covid last summer the group were invited by Sarah and Simon to use the Gaggle outdoors (that wonderful play bus) and so able to meet up again safely after the painful, prolonged Lockdown. They want to return to the Gaggle again this summer because it was so much fun. For the first time in recent years, they held a Swap Shop of baby clothes, toys etc all free exchange of items which are, after all, only used for a few weeks - what a good idea! If you are interested in joining Little Goslings - go on their Facebook page (Little Goslings) or ring Emily on 07919441381.