It has been another enjoyable year at Jellytotz. It's a joy to watch the children playing so well together, enjoying socialising and picking up life skills. Seeing them develop, reaching key milestones and moving onto their next stage is treasured by all who volunteer.
A number of our regular members moved on to school or preschool in September, and we have missed their help, but we have also welcomed some new families. Whilst numbers do fluctuate week to week, we are still pleased with overall attendance. We will of course remain closed until it is safe to reopen, a time which I am sure all the families will be looking forward to!
I will be stepping down as Chair in July so we have already started to look for someone or group of people to take over the weekly running of Jellytotz and our annual events. I believe other volunteers are also thinking of stepping down or changing their roles so we may need to recruit more volunteers or look at changing the way Jellytotz is ran in the future. We will revisit this once we are open again.
Our Christmas Party was a great success and we would like to thank Open the Book and Father Christmas for once again making the occasion so special for the children. Our Summer Graduation was also great fun with a visit from a couple of dancing Teddy Bears!
I would like to extend my many thanks to our volunteers for all their hard work and for helping to make each Monday morning an occasion to look forward to. The refreshments are gratefully received by both children and carers and the crafts have been ideal for all ages who attend. I would especially like to thank Joyce who has recently stepped down after many years of helping in the kitchen and with craft. Special thanks also to Joyce Rainbow for her years of dedication as treasurer and for always being at the door with a welcoming and friendly greeting.
Our thanks also goes to our church family for their continued support and recommendation.