Chatterbox began in September 2006, set up by a group of Henfield Evangelical Church goers as an outreach group for younger members of the community. They set about finding toys and activities for the children to do, with help from the then Pastor Rob Harris. Before they knew it, the group was a reality – meeting every Tuesday from 9.30-11.30am at the sunny little hall behind the Evangelical Church.
The group’s hard work has paid dividends. Chatterbox now welcomes around 25 children each week. Mums, dads and carers can enjoy a cup of tea and a chat while their little ones take part in a craft or activity. Babies also have their own little area with soft toys and mats to play on. Some of the children join in Sunday School at the church; but there is no obligation to do so and all families are warmly welcomed.
Chatterbox also provides a valuable breathing space for parents, a support group and some good advice from those who’ve ‘done it before’. After all, parenting doesn’t come with a handbook!
The Chatterbox ethos of ‘showing love and a sense of happiness to all through faith’ stands strong. If you’ve got a pre-schooler they’d love to see you on a Tuesday morning, at £1.50 per child.
CHATTERBOX WILL CLOSE ON 18TH DECEMBER 2018.