Open Door Cafe Parent and Toddler Group re-opens!

Open Door Baby and Toddler Group will re-open on Tuesday 28th September in Juniper Green Church Hall; what follows shows the guidelines under which we will work.

We meet every Tuesday (except school holidays) from 10-11.30am. Anyone is welcome to come along with a child aged 0-5 years.

Entrance to the hall is from the rear of the building, off Woodhall Avenue.

On arrival

Adults must wear a face mask inside the building, except when sitting down or unless exempt. Single use face masks will be available if needed.

Please sanitise your hands as you enter, hand sanitiser will be available at the door.

Adults will be asked to sign in for track and trace as well as fire safety reasons. This information will be stored for 21 days then destroyed.

Please do not attend if anyone in your group is displaying Covid symptoms or has been asked to self-isolate. We also ask that you follow Government advice and take regular lateral flow tests, particularly before attending our toddler group session.

We have designated part of the hall as a buggy park, please make use of that if bringing a buggy.

During the session

The hall will be set up slightly differently than it was pre-Covid, but there will still be plenty of toys to play with and opportunity to chat! Chairs will be set up round the edge of the hall, spaced at 1m apart. Please don’t move chairs/tables without speaking to one of the volunteer team first. At the moment we can welcome 20 adults, under 5s don’t need to be included in the numbers.

To help keep the mats/toys clean please remove children’s shoes. Feel free to bring indoor shoes/slippers/non-slip socks.

Windows will be open for ventilation so, although we will have the heating on, you may want to bear that in mind!

Hot drinks will be served around 10.30am by a team member using a trolley. We will be using disposable cups but if you would prefer to bring a mug/reusable cup from home then you’re welcome to. Water/juice will be available for children and a biscuit provided for adults and children. You are welcome to bring any extra/different snack you may wish to give your child, all we ask is that they stay next to you whilst they eat.


Whilst we appreciated all the help given pre-Covid to tidying up, at this time we ask that instead you leave promptly at 11.30am and allow us time to clean and tidy up!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back! If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to get in touch.