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Who Let The Dads Out

What It Is

‘WLTDO’ is our toddler group with a difference!  It was formed in response to a real need amongst families in the community.  The group is intended for dads with their pre-school age children. We recognise that such a group gives dads a unique opportunity to meet and spend some quality time with their children in a safe and friendly environment.

 

What We Do

Top quality bacon and egg butties are an essential part of the morning and are served up along with lashings of tea and filtered coffee.  The children (and dads) have plenty to do, with  a vast array of toys and games to play with and occasionally there is an opportunity to make something in the craft session. The dads are also provided with an area where they can sit and chat and maybe even have a chance to read the newspaper!

This is a typical comment from one of the dads:

"The WLTDO team are fantastic. The chance to spend some quality time with my children in a fun, safe environment is paramount to my relationship with them and I wouldn't miss it for  the world."

Brett Benson.

The Staff

As with all our children’s work we take the care and safety of all children very seriously.  Our staff, who are mostly male volunteers, thoroughly enjoy getting to know the dads and facilitating a very enjoyable time.   As the staff have received no formal training, although they are all fully CRB checked and approved, we do require that dads remain on site at all times and have full responsibility for the welfare of their own children.

 

Who, When & Where

WLTDO is open to all dads and their toddler children in the community. The group takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month during school term times. It runs from 9.30 – 11.30am in the lounge area at the Heathervale Baptist Church.  There is a small entrance fee for the food and drink of £2 per dad.

How?

If you are interested in coming along to WLTDO simply turn up on the morning and we will register a few basic contact details.

 

What Some Of The Dads Have To Say..

"The WLTDO team are fantastic. The chance to spend some quality time with my children in a fun, safe environment is paramount to my relationship with them and I wouldn't miss it for the world."

"At last somewhere myself and other Dad's can go with our children and meet others in the same situation. It's great to see my daughter playing with other children."

"..the best bacon and egg roll in England!"