Toddlers & Parents

There’s something for every child at CityGates - starting right from birth! We aim to support parents, carers and families as they begin to raise little ones and to teach kids about Jesus from the start of their lives. We run several activities for under 5s, which you can read about below.

Midweek Groups

Smarties. Smarties is our parent and toddler group, running every Friday in term time from 9.45am - 11.15am. We have a great time together – hearing a Bible story, singing lots of lovely songs, eating yummy snacks and playing with so many toys! Anyone below school age is welcome to come along. Please contact us with any questions using the form below. We’d love to see you there!


Little Beans. During both morning services, we run a creche for 1 to 3-year-olds. This involves a short Bible talk, singing and lots of time playing with toys! Children also make a craft that reminds them of what they learned in creche that day.

Children start the service in the main hall with their parents. After a short time with the whole church family, parents take their child to the creche room to sign them in for the remainder of the service. Parents then sign their child out of creche at the end of the service.

Parent Room. For very little ones, we have a room dedicated for parents to take their children to during the service if they wish. There’s comfy seating and lots of toys, and the service is streamed live into the room. You may also use this room if an older child needs space out of the main hall before their children’s group.

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