Dove Chicks

Dove Chicks

Dove Chicks. Monday morning 9.15am-11.15 am in term time for parents/ carers with pre-school children Come and join us, £2.00 per adult and 50p per child.

Looking for company, a cuppa, and a chat with plenty of toys for the children to play with, and frequent activities? This includes drinks and a snack for a child, and tea/coffee and biscuit for an adult. Monday mornings 9.15 - 11.15am during term time. Everyone welcome with or without a child! We play, paint, visit the park, sing, do arts and crafts and more!

Operating as usual


Hi there everyone, hope you’ve all had a happy and safe summer break. A reminder that we don’t open again until Monday 11th September.
Good luck to all of our children that left us in July who start school or nursery very soon! We will be thinking of how excited you will be in your new placements 😊x

Photos from Dove Chicks's post 17/07/2023

Always a sad day for us at Dove Chicks, saying “goodbye” to those leaving us for pre-school or school!
But this morning we had a teddy bears picnic, pizza, and cakes to celebrate their time with us. Each child leaving had a leavers card and present to take with them.
Many thanks to all of those who have supported us this last year, our helpers, our bakers, and our lovely children who we have watched grow so much.
Here’s a few photos of our busy morning!
We return on Monday 11th September.
Have a happy and safe summer, and the very best of luck to those moving on to school, preschool or nursery. We will miss you of course, but it’s been a privilege to have shared precious time and memories with you ❤️x


For our last session next Monday before the summer break, we have planned a teddy bear indoor picnic, so feel free to bring your picnic blankets and teddy bears! We are providing pizza for the children and saying ‘goodbye’ to the children who start school and preschool in September 😊.
We’d really appreciate if any of our bakers out there could bring in cake for the adults and mini cakes for the children if possible.
Please let us know if you are planning to bring anything in.
Thank you so much 🐥 x


We are fast approaching the break for the summer holidays at Dove Chicks. We like to have a little celebration and say a very special ‘goodbye’ on the last week, (17th July), for the children who have been with us who are leaving to go to school or
pre-school in September.

If your child is leaving us to go into Reception or pre-school in September, and you have not already let us know, please let us know asap so we don’t miss saying our goodbyes to them.

It’s always quite a sad time for us to see them go, but also a huge privilege to have shared their time at Dove Chicks with them and with you. Thankyou 😊x


There will be no Dove Chicks session on 3 July, due to an INSET day at Dove Holes Primary School.

The last few sessions before breaking for summer will continue as normal, on 26 June, 10 July and 17 July. 🐥 x


Happy Father’s Day to all our dads out there. Hope you have a very special day! 💙

We are thinking of you, especially if you are missing a loved one today, as it can also be a difficult day for many. 💙

Love from all at Dove Chicks x


We are painting tomorrow ready for Father’s Day gifts. Please come in older clothes! We use washable paints, but they can still stain light coloured clothes 😊x


Hi, we are back today, and planting cress seeds. Hope to see you all later 😊x


Dove Chicks enjoyed a Coronation picnic, whilst the adults had scones with jam and cream.
The children enjoyed wearing the crowns they had made and decorated!
A huge thank you as always to everyone who helped out and to Claire J Wood for making the lovely scones. 😊


There will be no Dove Chicks sessions on 1st and 8th May due to two bank holidays. After today’s session, we will return on 15th May 😊


Don’t forget your picnic blanket and picnic snack/lunch for your child today! Scones with jam and cream will be provided for the adults 🐥


We are having an indoor picnic on Monday 24th April to celebrate the upcoming Coronation. Please bring a picnic lunch/snack for your child, and scones with jam and cream will be supplied for the adults. Don’t forget a picnic blanket too if you have one.
Please could you bring an item/items for a £1 stall that Dove Chicks are hosting at a Coronation event if you have any suitable items.
Many thanks 😊.


Happy Easter to all our Dove Chicks families🐣x

Photos from Dove Chicks's post 27/03/2023

Easter has come early to our Dove Chicks this morning! We decorated Easter rabbits and eggs for our tree, and had an Easter Egg hunt in the church 🐣 x


Happy Mother’s Day to all our lovely Dove Chicks mums out there. A special shout out to grandmas too! Enjoy your special day ladies❤️x

Photos from Dove Chicks's post 06/03/2023

We’ve had fun colouring in animals today! We have lots of exciting activities planned for you in the next few weeks for Mothering Sunday, our Easter egg hunt, and a picnic at the park for the Coronation in May, weather permitting! 🐥😊x


Join us for a morning of fun at Dove Chicks, you’ll always be made to feel very welcome! We are colouring this morning, and there’ll be lots of nice toys to play with, a snack for children, tea/coffee and biscuit for adults.😊🐥

Photos from Dove Chicks's post 13/02/2023

We have had a lovely morning at Dove Chicks decorating heart biscuits for Valentine’s Day ❤️. A huge thankyou to Claire for making the biscuits for us x Claire J Wood. Reminder that there is no session next week as it is half term, but we return on Monday 27th February.

You are welcome to join us on Tuesday 21st Feb for our annual pancake party at the church from 5pm. Entry is free but donations welcome. Donations are always given to a village organisation or charity😊x


Lovely morning at Dove Chicks today! So nice to have several new faces, and some babies too!
We will soon be making activities for Valentine’s Day. ❤️ xx


Due to the increased costs of water, heat and also the increases of the cost of food, we are changing the price structure at Dove Chicks to enable us to cover our costs more effectively.
We offer a comprehensive snack for the children, as well as regular activities, and gifts and chocolates at Easter and Christmas, and adults can have tea/coffee and a biscuit too.
From 16th January, the price will be £2 per adult, and 50p per child.
We hope this doesn’t impact our families too much, as we would be very upset if this created a barrier to anyone attending, but we must also be able to cover our costs to be able to carry on offering the provision that we offer.
We welcome your feedback concerning this.
Thank you, Lisa xx


Happy New Year to everyone! Hope you all had a happy and healthy Christmas.
We are back at Dove Chicks at the church, 9.15am on Monday 9th January 2023. Looking forward to catching up with everyone 😊x


Reminder:- Dove Chicks is at the Village Hall this morning and is the last session of 2022.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! We will be back at the church on 9th January 2023.
Thankyou to everyone who has supported us throughout 2022.🎄⛄️❄️

Photos from Dove Chicks's post 09/12/2022

We’ve had fun decorating the Christmas tree at church and doing many Christmas activities over the last two weeks. Huge thanks to Victoria for organising the Christmas biscuit activity! The children had a biscuit with their snack too! 😊
Our session on Monday is taking place at the Village Hall at the same time. This will be the last session before Christmas 🎄⛄️❄️x


Carley Motley is joining us at Dove Chicks on Monday to show us her products that may make lovely Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. Check her page out to find out more!
Anything On Everything

Photos from Dove Chicks's post 22/11/2022

At Dove Chicks we are very much into Christmas already. We’ve been starting to make snowman Christmas cards and baubles. Lots of glitter and glue! Next week we are decorating the church Christmas tree and making paper chains. ⛄️ 🎄 x


We will be using lots of black paint on Monday at Dove Chicks to make our soooky spiders! 🕷 Even though this is ‘washable’ paint, it can still leave marks on fabric, so please come in older clothing just in case! We will also be using icing sugar, so a very messy morning is in store!
Thankyou 😊x


We are having a little party at Dove Chicks on Monday 31st October, to celebrate bonfire night. We are making chocolate sparklers and spooky spiders! We have asked adults to bring in an item of food to help out. If you name isn’t on the list below, please feel free to bring something suitable for the children or adults to eat at snack time. Thankyou 🐥x

Scarlet fever 18/10/2022

It’s that time of year when there are so many different viruses about again. 😢
A child who attended yesterday’s session has been diagnosed with Scarlet Fever today. It is very contagious, so please be mindful if your child develops any symptoms of it.
I have put the link onto the NHS website for further information.
As always, we hope the little one soon feels better. 😊

Scarlet fever Find out about scarlet fever, including the symptoms, what to do if you or your child has it, how it's treated, how long it lasts and how it's spread.

Hand, foot and mouth disease 17/10/2022

We have had a child attend our session today, and they have unfortunately since found to be suffering from hand, foot and mouth disease.

Please keep a check on your child if they develop any symptoms of this. I have posted the NHS information link below should you need it.

Our very best wishes that they feel better very soon and make a quick recovery x 🐥

Hand, foot and mouth disease Read about hand, foot and mouth disease. Find out what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and when you should get medical advice.


Dove Chicks staff are back tomorrow! Everyone feeling much better now.
Hope to see you all for a morning of fun, tea/coffee and chats x 🐥🥰


Huge apologies for the very short notice, but due to staff sickness, we are having to cancel today’s session of Dove Chicks. I’m sure we will be back to normal next week! Hope you can make the most of this beautiful autumnal day and we hope to see you soon. Please let as many people know as possible, so they don’t have a wasted journey xx 🐥


Hope to see you all at Dove Chicks tomorrow! Wrap up warm as the church building can be a little chilly once Autumn kicks in and the heating isn’t back on just yet. There will lots of toys out, a mid morning snack and an activity too for the children. Tea/coffee and chat for adults. Look forward to catching up with you xx 🐥x


Dove chicks will be painting on Monday 12th September. Please bring some older clothes! Looking forward to seeing you all. Thankyou x 🐥


As a mark of respect to the Royal family, Dove Chicks will not take place on Monday 19th September. The funeral of the Queen will take place on this day and it is also a bank holiday. Thankyou 🐥x


A truly sad day today. Our thoughts are with the members of the Royal family tonight who have lost their mum, grandmother and great grandmother.
What a gracious, loyal and dignified lady. Rest in peace ❤️.

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