Parent and Toddler Groups

I want the toddler group to serve more families!

How can we be more open about God in our toddler group?

Many of those running parent and toddler groups long to see their groups grow and the families become part of the church, but do not know where to start and have limited time and energy to take on new initiatives.

For more ideas for ministry with families of all ages go to Scripture Union's Family Ministry pages. 

Building Blocks is a free training resource designed to help toddler group leaders think through how to be a Christian toddler group, serving their community.  It is a flexible resource for a small group or individuals to read and discuss together where to take their parent and toddler group.  With a mix of background and practical ideas this will help you grow in confidence in sharing Christ in your toddler group.

Building Blocks was developed by The Carer And Toddler Strategy (CATS) consultative group which includes members of Christian organisations and practitioners from across different denominations, including Baptist Union of Great Britain, Fegans (Parent and Toddler Groups Together), Go Project, Scripture Union, and The Salvation Army.  (Links to these organisations can be found to the right.)

Between them, the contributors have a vast array of knowledge, understanding and bright ideas for running and resourcing toddler groups. More importantly, they share an earnest desire to encourage, equip and support all those who are, or who plan to be, involved in leading such groups.

Building Blocks resource

Building Blocks is a free resource to download.  Please feel free to make as many copies as you like and pass it on.  We only ask that you acknowledge where it came from and do not charge for it.

Building Blocks consists of a training resource (divided into 4 short sessions) and a collections of training extras for you to use to expand your knowledge and try out new ideas in the areas you want to explore further.

Download for free here!

    Building Blocks resource

Training Extras

    1 Mission through Carer and Toddler groups

    2 Faith Development summary

    3 Sample Toddler services

    4 Music Time

    5 Top Tips for Storytellers

    6 Learning through Play

    7 Worship, the under 5s way

    8 Resource Bank